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Hello all....new to this forum.  Daughter is shooting in 4H smallbore competitions in Georgia.  Currently shooting a Ruger 1022 Deluxe stainless with a Simmons .22 mag 4X scope - this gun will be used strictly for her comps.   The competitions call for 3 rounds of 20 shots each.....prone and sitting at 50 yds and standing is at 25 yards.  Maximum power on a scope can be 6X.   My question ....I need to upgrade her scope and I'm thinking I need a A/O scope that will adjust down to 25 yds minimum.  I've read alot here about the Weaver 3x9,  Mueller 4.5x14, etc.   What do y'all recommend for this style comp?   Thanks for the help.
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I'm not familiar with 4H rules so all I can give you is generalities. Also bear in mind that most of my rimfire experience is bench rest at serious magnification (16-25x). Keeping those disclaimers mind in general parallax isn't a huge issue at 6x as long as you use a rimfire scope. And you may find that taking the time to make an adjustment may throw her off. But that's a judgment call. At 6x I suspect that muzzle drift is going to be a bigger problem than parallax. At 9x and above it starts becoming an issue well worth dealing with - at least on the bench. Again it's a judgment call and I'm not familiar with the event.

I would probably have her look at a Weaver RV7 without AO and a Weaver RV9 with AO and see which she likes better. Both are better than the Mueller. The Mueller APV isn't a bad budget scope but not in the Weaver's league.
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Another scope worthy of consideration is the 3-9x33 Leupold EFR. The Leupold EFR scopes are very well thought of in the target shooting ranks. I don't have this particular version, but a 3.5-10 EFR. It is my finest rimfire scope. It tracks true and the AO is nice when the power is cranked up and the shot distances vary, as Sholling pointed out.
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Slightly off topic. I don't know what the 4H rules are but I know from experience that a stock 10/22 firing $15/brick bulk pack is good for roughly 1-2" groups at 50yds. If it's allowed by the rules you can get a stock looking match barrel from a couple of sources for around $120-150, or have your chamber recut for about the same money. That combined with the right match grade ammo will give you the potential for dime sized groups. Also keep in mind that 22s are strange birds. Two identical rifles produced the same day might prefer different ammo. Once you get the scope I'd buy small amounts of 4-5 different flavors of standard velocity ammo or match ammo and see which her 10/22 likes best. You'll want to do those tests from a bench to eliminate human error during testing. And don't clean the barrel too often. 22s shoot much much better from a dirty barrel. Wait until accuracy starts dropping off (500-1500rds) and then clean it. When you do clean the barrel be sure to shoot at least 20 or so fouling shots before the match to get some accuracy back.

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+1 on the Leo 3-9EFR. I have one and it works very well. 
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Thanks for the help.   I have already tried different ammo's on her rifle and it seems to love the SK Match.   And I've thought about a trigger job, a barrel c/o or re-chambering but haven't made up my mind. 
As far as the matches,  there are some limits - total weight of gun with scope can only be 7.5 lbs., minimum 3# trigger pull, no fluted barrels, etc.
 
Again thanks for help and I read this forum often.  Alot of good info here
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