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I'm a deer hunter with a few rifles and all have 3x9x40's.  Several Bushnell 4200's.  Now I want to upgrade the scope on a Sears 22 Mag lever action.  It has a very old, very beat Tasco 2x7xsomething (probably 24 or so)  I think I want a scope smaller than 3x9x40, but wouldn't one of my "regular" rifle scopes work?  What makes a scope a "rimfire scope?"  The scope appears to be smaller than a 1".  Is that what makes it a rimfire scope?

I guess part 2 would be what recomendations.  I'd love to say $300 price limit which I could afford, but would have a hard time justifiying.  The gun has about 20 rounds through it in the last 10 years.  Mostly cary it to the lake when evening fishing 2-3 times a year just to be prepared to take a muskrat or a beaver.
 
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 A scope designed for rimfires will usually be parallax-corrected by the factory at fifty yards instead of the usual 100 yards for most scopes designed for centerfire use. Many good airgun scopes will work well on a .22 also. As far as I know, no scope manufacturers make a decent scope with a tube smaller than 1 inch.

 For as little as you use it, one of your 4200s would work just fine if you don't mind swapping back and forth from one of your deer rifles. It would surely work a lot better than your old Tasco.

 Weaver and Leupold make good, compact variables for rimfires.

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I've had excellent service from Weaver's Classic rimfire models. Their RV-7 is what I have on my Savage MkII BV and it's just about perfect; 2-7x28 and a lot brighter than you'd expect with that small objective lens. Very compact. Good glass. Price isn't bad, either.
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No more than you are going to use the rifle you could put a Simmons 22 mag in 3-9x32 on it.  They aren't bad scopes, just not great.  You can save $250 of your budget and buy another 22lr.
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Originally posted by theavrin theavrin wrote:

No more than you are going to use the rifle you could put a Simmons 22 mag in 3-9x32 on it.  They aren't bad scopes, just not great.  You can save $250 of your budget and buy another 22lr.
 
Not to beat ya up, but if he did that he'd just have two rifles that don't hardly ever get used.
 In my opinion he needs to get out shooting the one he has a lot more often!
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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

 A scope designed for rimfires will usually be parallax-corrected by the factory at fifty yards instead of the usual 100 yards for most scopes designed for centerfire use. Many good airgun scopes will work well on a .22 also. As far as I know, no scope manufacturers make a decent scope with a tube smaller than 1 inch.

 For as little as you use it, one of your 4200s would work just fine if you don't mind swapping back and forth from one of your deer rifles. It would surely work a lot better than your old Tasco.

 Weaver and Leupold make good, compact variables for rimfires.


As RONK said the difference between a rimfire scope and a centerfire rifle scope is where it's set to be parallax free. 50yds for most rimfire scopes. Centerfire scopes are for the most part set at 100yds.

I'm a huge fan of Weaver scopes for 22s. Don't confuse them with other cheaper brands of rimfire scopes - Weaver Rimfire scopes are very good. A Step up in optical quality and price is the Leupold VX-II rimfire. Only you know if it's worth it to you.

But both brand's 3-9x scopes have adjustable objectives (AO) to dial in focus and parallax at any range. Great for precision shots but AO slows shots too much for quick shots at moving targets.

One of my 10/22s with a Weaver 3-9x32 rimfire.

Weaver 4x28 Classic Rimfire Rifle Scope Dual-X Weaver 4x28 Classic Rimfire Rifle Scope
Stock # - 849430
  • Matte
  • Dual-X
  • 1"
$119.95
Weaver 2.5-7x28 Classic Rimfire Rifle Scope Dual-X Weaver 2.5-7x28 Classic Rimfire Rifle Scope
Stock # - 849431
  • Matte
  • Dual-X
  • 1"
$139.95
Weaver 3-9x32 Classic Rimfire Rifle Scope Dual-X Weaver 3-9x32 Classic Rimfire Rifle Scope
Stock # - 849398
  • Matte
  • Dual-X
  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
$219.95
Leupold 3-9x33 VX-II Rimfire E.F.R. Riflescope Fine Duplex Leupold 3-9x33 VX-II Rimfire E.F.R. Riflescope
Stock # - LEU58710
  • Matte
  • Fine Duplex
  • 1"
  • Multi-Coat 4 Lens System
$399.95







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