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I am looking for a new scope for my .22 to hopefully shoot golf balls at 100 yards and over and am trying to decide between two scopes.  The Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 and the Mueller 4.5-14x40 APV. The Mueller has fully multi-coated glass compared to Nikon's multi-coated glass and is about $40 less.  It also has an adjustable objective and higher magnification. 

I have heard that maybe the Mueller might not last as long but wanted to ask all of you what you think is the better scope for my application, and the better value.  Does anyone think i would have problems with the quality of Mueller's APV?  I am especially interested in people who have hands on experience with either scope, and people who have had Mueller's in general.  Thank you.
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Mueller has a loyal following over at rimfirecentral and they really are pretty good for the money. While I don't have the APV from everything that I read it's a good reliable scope that should last years on a rimfire. Just don't mount one on a hard kicking centerfire and you should be fine. Optically the Prostaff is probaby a bit better scope, but I think it's worth it to take a step up to a Weaver RV9 3-9x32 w/AO rimfire scope. If you need more power than 9x then I'd save a bit longer for a Weaver V16 - but there are plenty of people competing with APVs.
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Note that without and adjustable objective (AO) you may see parallax errors using a non-rimfire rifle scope at less than 100yds.
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I mounted a Mueller APV on a Ruger M77/22. All I can say is that it has been a GOOD scope and I'm glad that I went with it instead of the 3x9 that I was looking at.......
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Thanks you guys, any other opinions out there?
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Well, I had a Pro-staff once, and I stll have an APV
 
Good enough answer?
 
My opinion is that the Prostaff is overpriced for what you get, ala Nikon capitalizing on their name just like Leupold does with their Rifleman and VX-I scopes
 
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Here is the one I have on my .22.  You should check it out.  http://www.swfa.com/pc-10157-292-ior-25-10x42-tactical-30mm-rifle-scope.aspx  It has a bit better glass than the Nikon or Mueller.  Wink
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Thanks supertool, I like the tactical turrets too.  Maybe I will pick up one or two of these during the winter, you know, if hell freezes over.
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Ihave a Mueller APV mounted on my Howa 1500 .204  Ruger, and so far i like it fine. I use it for P. dogs, and coyotes, and when the shooting club I belong to has a 200 yd egg shoot I use it exclusively and it performs very well.
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Here is the one I have on my .22.  You should check it out.  http://www.swfa.com/pc-10157-292-ior-25-10x42-tactical-30mm-rifle-scope.aspx  It has a bit better glass than the Nikon or Mueller.  Wink
 
  WOW ... think I'll order one for my Red Ryder bb gun !  Does SWFA sell mounts for a daisy sharpshooter ? I could hit those dogs that get in my trash bags and put the bb in an existing hole with no evidence of penetration ! It's funny watching them running while dragging and scraping  their butt against the ground down the lane .... Bucky


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Originally posted by Smokey53119 Smokey53119 wrote:

Well, I had a Pro-staff once, and I stll have an APV
 
Good enough answer?
 
My opinion is that the Prostaff is overpriced for what you get, ala Nikon capitalizing on their name just like Leupold does with their Rifleman and VX-I scopes
 
Your mileage may vary Big%20Smile
i totally disagree, the pro staff is a good scope for the money, my bro in law has been using one since they came out and he has it on a light weight browning abolt in a .270, and since the rifle only weighs like 5lbs its got a little kick to it, plus we live in a state with a lot of trees and bushes and brush and sh*t to hit your gun and scope and he hasnt had a problem with it, while its not a clear as my buckmaster or certainly not as clear as my monarchs for a cheapo scope its pretty good actually.
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