Re: Want your ideas for a .22 scope.
For shooting the swingers, I think a red dot sight would be the ticket, at least a better one than the POS that came with his BB gun. I see that Cabelas has a few that would fit in your price range (i'm sure S.W. does too). I think it would work better for him because of the way he has to hold the stock, unless you are planning on using it on the rifle/stock that you are building for him (instead of the Lil' Buckaroo). If you finish that short stock for him, he may not need the scope - he has been shooting the hell out of those swingers once he finds out where he is hitting.
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