I just bought Marlin Glenfield Mod 60 and Mod 25 rifles (both 22 caliber) from a neighbor and now I'm looking into adding some optics. The Mod 25 already has a Glenfield 4x scope, but I would like to get something a bit higher quality and more adaptable. I intend to do mostly paper punching and plinking, but might end up going after some squirrels or ground hogs some day. I'll probably put the 4x scope on whichever gun I like the least and put the new optic on the favored one.
What do you guys recommend for under $200? What rings do you recommend and what height?
I was looking at these, but would like some opinions and suggestions:
http://swfa.com/BSA-3-9x40-Sweet-22-Riflescope-P42505.aspx > I'm concerned about the quality/durability of this scope from what I've read on the net...great price though!
http://swfa.com/Simmons-4-14x44-Aetec-Master-Series-Rifle-Scope-P3390.aspx > Not quite the mag range I'm looking for but seems like a great deal for a scope with so many features.
I'm thinking the 2-7x or 3-9x mag range is where I want to be, but I'm open to suggestions on that as well. I don't need world class optics as these will just be fun guns and for my girlfriend to shoot when I bring my AR to the range. I'm also in the market for an optic for the AR, but that's a whole other thread......