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"long range" scope for a 22lr?

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Unread 12-15-2008, 02:13 PM
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"long range" scope for a 22lr?

Hello,

I recently bought a ruger 10-22 for rabbit hunting. Of course it didn't take long before I started asking myself just how far away I could hit targets with it. Currently I've got a bushnell $40 cheapo on it and I'm thinking about putting a 20moa base on it for some long range fun. I'm wondering how many moa adjustment I have in my current scope and I can't find the spec anywhere online.
Is there a better scope to use for long range 22LR plinking fun?

Has anyone else tried shooting long range with a 22LR?
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    Unread 12-15-2008, 03:46 PM
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    Re: "long range" scope for a 22lr?

    A cheapo Bushnell probably isn't going to track true, and would be hard to adjust. For long range you need something with a good amount of adjustment that tracks well. A Bushnell 3200 10x with tactical turrets is about the cheapest thing I'd use for dialing up and down a lot. With a 20 moa base you could have around 35 moa of "up".
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    Re: "long range" scope for a 22lr?

    Teddy:
    here's two threads for you to read over...

    longrange with a 22LR how far have you push them

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    Re: "long range" scope for a 22lr?

    Man, no contest on this 1-- http://www.rapidreticle.com/22lr3-9x32.htm

    3-9x PFI 22 Long Rifle Rapid Reticle.

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    Re: "long range" scope for a 22lr?

    There are a couple more posts in the rimfire section .....

    Mike
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    Re: "long range" scope for a 22lr?

    I use the Bushnell 10x40 Elite Riflescope, Mil Dot Ret., Matte, Bushnell ELITE 3200 5-15x40mm Tactical Mil-Dot, and the Leupold Mark 2 4-12x40mm Adj. Obj. T2 Matte Mil Dot. The Leupold is a much better made scope than the Bushnell but the Bushnell work just fine.

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    Re: "long range" scope for a 22lr?

    I have a tricked out 10/22 that does pretty well plinking out to 300 yards, my longest shot on game was a 167 yard crow. Using a laser range finder I can regularly kill squirrels with head shots out to around 100 yards in good conditions. Mine has a Leupold Vari-X III 6.5-20 EFR and I shoot mostly Eley Silouex (SP).

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