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Which would You chose? Nikon Team Primos 3x9 or vortex Diamondback. Usage is for a 22lr.
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I really like the Team Primos but I think it is overkill for a 22lr. The Primos has the Ballistic Drop Indicator which will help you target  at ranges well beyond a 22lr's capabilities. Since a 22 has minimal recoil you may want to consider a less expensive solution such as a Bushnell Banner or a Nikon Prostaff.
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You may need to realize the parallax on these big game scopes is set at 100 yards or so and may cause inaccuracy with head movement at lesser distances. With a 3-9 Burris FF2 it was terrible at 30 yards, don't know if that's the norm or not! I have an old weaver with a single crosshair and a post that works great on my 22LR.
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Do not put a cheap scope on a ..22.. you will shoot that gun more than anything you own and a good quality scope is the way to go, no you don't have to spend big bucks to get one there are plenty of options the Primos being one the Burris-II a 4200 ,a VX-II, Weaver has some nice scopes as well as Vortex,         Wink 
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If you have to be accurate down to 15-25 ft, you want a scope that has at least a 50 yd parallax setting. If you want a variable there are many options for scopes that have an AO that goes down to 10 yds or less.
I use both big game and rimfire scopes on .22's. It all depends on how accurate you want to be and at what range. I would say that the smaller the target and the closer the range, the more important it is to have a rimfire or AO scope.
Weavers and Leupold are always a good choice for rimfires. The Leo EFR scopes are excellent in particular.
I just got a Vortex Crossfire that has proven to be very accurate and is holding zero in a very heavy recoiling spring gun. I would buy another Vortex for rimfire use in a minute.
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I really like the nikon primos, but wouldn't put one on .22 because I think the bdc reticle would a hinderence.
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I don't see the Diamondback in a rimfire.
I have the mil-dot on my Vortex Crossfire and don't find it to be a problem on close shots at starlings. I have also used the Nikon BDC in a 3-9 Monarch that is a sister to the Primos. Depending on what you want to do with your rifle, I think it is usable unless the shots get close.
For general plinking and hunting with a .22 there is something very nice about a simple plex reticle, though.

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A much better choice for a 22LR for the same money as the Team Primos is a Weaver RV9 3-9x32 rimfire scope.
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I shoot my 22lr's to 200 yd's. I've never had a parallax problem. I just put a 4x12 vortex diamondback on my kimber. The one I'm thinking about rexcoping is a 39 mountie that is capable of 50 yd. one hole groups. It wears a 4x nikon prostaff now and it is not enough. The dots or bdc make the longer shots more consistent. I'm thinking of a 2x7 vortex or the team primos as I want the bdc for what I do.
Thanks for all of the replys. Please add.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

If you have to be accurate down to 15-25 ft, you want a scope that has at least a 50 yd parallax setting. If you want a variable there are many options for scopes that have an AO that goes down to 10 yds or less.
I use both big game and rimfire scopes on .22's. It all depends on how accurate you want to be and at what range. I would say that the smaller the target and the closer the range, the more important it is to have a rimfire or AO scope.
Weavers and Leupold are always a good choice for rimfires. The Leo EFR scopes are excellent in particular.
I just got a Vortex Crossfire that has proven to be very accurate and is holding zero in a very heavy recoiling spring gun. I would buy another Vortex for rimfire use in a minute.


+1 on Leupold (rimfire or AO) for a .22
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Yup--I'd go with a quality dedicated 22 scope ..the suggested Weaver RV9 3-9x32  is nice .
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