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I was going to ask this in the Shotgun/Muzzleloader forum, but no one has posted anything there for about 10 days.
 
Anyway, the scopes are:
 
A Simmons Master Series ProDiamond Shotgun Scope -1.5-5x32mm with the ProDiamond Reticle.
 
OR
 
A Weaver Classic Shotgun Scope 4x32mm with a Duplex reticle.
 
Which one would you choose and why?
 
One of them will be going on a Marlin that shoots .22LR with a 16' barrel that I use for rabbit/squirrel and also for plain ol' plinking.
 
Both of them are parallaxed at 50yds. But I'll be shooting mostly at 20-25yds.
 
Will this prevent any major problems?
 
Thanks,
 
Mick
 

 

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A  22 with a 16 in barrel does not have the same needs as either a shotgun or a muzzleloader.  It is a rimfire and there are several manufacturers who build a suitable scope for rimfire rifles. I really like the one above and it is what I have on my 22. 
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Weaver's a really good choice
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Weaver.  Personally, I wouldn't buy anything Simmons.
 
But, that's me.
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That Weaver is a very good scope and nearly ideal for a 22. I own two of them that I plan to use on future 22 projects. The only thing that may be an issue is the really long eye relief. It will force you to mount the scope about 1/2" further forward than the rimfire equivalent.

I'm not a big fan of Simmons products although I own a few. They can be hit or miss out of the box and it's iffy how long they last. That Weaver is solid and used on a 22 should last a lifetime.
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Originally posted by sholling sholling wrote:

The only thing that may be an issue is the really long eye relief. It will force you to mount the scope about 1/2" further forward than the rimfire equivalent.
 
sholling,
 
When you say  mount the scope about 1/2" further forward" do you mean towards they eye or the muzzle.
 
Teh 3/8" mount on the Papoose is pretty short and I like being able to get real close to the scope.
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Originally posted by mickey mickey wrote:

When you say  mount the scope about 1/2" further forward" do you mean towards they eye or the muzzle.
 
Teh 3/8" mount on the Papoose is pretty short and I like being able to get real close to the scope.
Toward the muzzle. The RV7 that someone suggested has a bit less eye relief. Remember that part of what you want from a shotgun scope is enough eye relief not to get a face full of scope every time you shoot a magnum slug.
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OK, I just want to make sure I understand this.
 
Will I be able to mount it close to my eye?
 
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