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I recently purchased a 10/22 carbine and I am in the process of trying to decide what scope to mount on it. I have a Weaver rim fire classic 2-7X28 and also a Leupold 2-7X28 VX-II . The question I have is with the Leupold. It is not a rim fire scope. So I'm sure the parallax is set for 100 yards. Is this going to be a big problem? I actually like the reticle in the Leupold better. It has the fine cross hairs with the Leupold dot. The Weaver has the duplex. I also feel that the Leupold is a little to nice of a scope to have on a plain jane 10/22 carbine. I thought of mounting the Leupold on my Savage .17, but I would like a little more magnification. So I'm leaning towards a Mueller APV for that. Any insight you guys could give would be great. Thanks in advance.
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I have two 10/22's. One has a B&L Balfor 4x with 100 yard parallax setting. The other has a 2-7 Nikon Monarch with 100 yard parallax setting. I use both for plinking, vermin control and small game. Neither is a problem for these purposes, either at 15 yards or 100 yards.
Both of the scopes you have are pretty nice and the Ruger deserves them IMO.
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If you get the Leupold you can send it to them and have the parallax set for whatever distance you want.
 
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FYI I talked with Leupold about changing the parallax setting and they said they could do it but that it would reduce the the max distance of the scope. If I reduced the parallax on my 4.5-14X40 long range to 25yds it would be good for a max distance of 50yds. 
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50 yrds?
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Yes that is what the tech at Leupold told me and I asked him twice.
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 Screw that !   50 yards .... you may as well use a slingshot .
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I have the Mueller and it has DONE GREAT...
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Sparky, do you have the 4.5-14 Long Range model with the 30mm tube. I thought that scope had a side focus/parallax adjustment.
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Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

FYI I talked with Leupold about changing the parallax setting and they said they could do it but that it would reduce the the max distance of the scope. If I reduced the parallax on my 4.5-14X40 long range to 25yds it would be good for a max distance of 50yds. 
I also thought the 4.5-14x40 LR was parallax adjustable. 
Just suggestions, not sure I would want to set up the Leupold for .22 unless that was the cheapest, most efficient option, and don't see why that would be.  There are a number of good rimfire scope options out there that don't have to be "adjusted" by the custom shop.  Bushnell makes some fine rimfire scopes for not a lot of money, and there are others. 
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Thanks for the help guys. I'm starting to lean towards putting the Weaver on. I figure it's for a rim fire and the duplex cross hairs will be easier to see in the woods. I will be using this set up mainly for tree rats. I guess I will just hold on to the Leupold and see if I can find something to mount it on.
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The 4.5-14x40 LR is parallax adjustable but to a min distance of 75yds. Yes I know there are a number of good rimfire scopes out there, but my 4.5-14x40 LR was not being used and I wanted better glass than my VXll 3-9 EFR. If the Leopold custom shop could have changed the parallax to work from say 25 to 200yds I probably would have done it. But 25 to 50yds no way.

Dirt1 sorry to get off on a tangent. I looked though a weaver 4-16 and it may very well be the scope I switch to on my rimfire.

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I think you would be very happy with the V-16 Weaver. I've had one for about 8 years know and it's been great. I have it mounted on a Savage .243. It has been my primary white tail rifle. Hasn't let me down yet!
 
I will be using my 10/22 mainly for squirrel hunting though, so I am going with something light and easy to carry. My son just turned 11 , so It's time to go back to my youth and do some tree rat hunting. He Love's it, and I like the fact that we get to do something together that we both enjoy. With the way the economy is we might be eating a lot of squirrel!
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How about a Bushnell 4-16x40 with adjustable parallex on the front or the new side focus model.
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I did have an Elite 4200 4-16 for a short time. I liked the glass but when I tried to zero it I ran out of windage adjustment. The best I could get was about 2 inches to the left of POA at 50yds. The scope I had on before (VX ll 3-9 EFR) zeroed and still had some more windage to go.  My dealer changed the rings three times with the same result. I wanted better glass and tracking, that is why I changed scopes. 
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