Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06
I fully understand that not all people can go with top of the line equipment, but putting that 22 scope on a Rum is about as silly as anything I've ever heard of in 60 years of hunting/shooting! Sorry, but that's as polite as I can be on the subject. To answer your question, yes, I have one inexpensive Tasco World Class 3x9x 50mm on a sporterized 03A3 Springfield 30-06 that doesn't get a 1/2 dozen rounds through it a year. It was purchased over 20 years ago when they were making fairly decent stuff and it's only used up at my northern MI property. All of my Rugers, Sakos, and pre 64 Model 70s from .243 caliber up through 30-06 that I have in my safes and that are used on a regular basis for big game hunting are topped with Leupolds. I'm not into the belted magnums as I see no reason for them in what I do and hunt. Any piece of equipment can fail, and that's why I like Leupolds and their guarantee, but have never needed it. Maybe you should take a poll of members and ask if they would put that 22 scope on a Rum compared to a Leupold that's designed for centerfire rifles. It would be like running a 4 ply street tire on my Silverado 4x4 out on the back roads of Wyoming compared to the 10 ply Coopers that are on it. One of the latter might fail, but chances are very minimal compared to running a street tire out there.
Actually the scope for 109 dollars you scoffed at IS a center fire scope.
I did however put my $140 .22 scope on my 6.25 lbs 7mm rem mag fired 40 rounds through it today and it held up nicely. Tomorrow I'll take it prairie dog hunting. Please concede the point so I don't have to keep this scope on for elk season or the next 5 years just to prove you wrong.
Just because it's marketed as a .22 scope doesn't tell you it was built any different than a center fire scope or maybe it was. Neither one of us has any proof one way or another. Yet
As far as a poll is concerned. I'm not interested in what everyone thinks as much as what is actual. Sometimes they can differ. I would think 60+ years you'd have figured that one out by now. Going in my opinion was worth about as much as yours. Mostly logic with assumptions and guesses. If you've never mounted a Simmons .22 scope up to a magnum rifle you have about as much right as me to flap your gums. Right now I'm taking a $140 bet that my kung fu style is stronger.