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Unread 07-15-2011, 09:06 PM
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Re: solid rimfire scope for 200+yards?

the DIP mounts look like a good idea. I think I'll pic one up. Thanks dust.

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Unread 07-15-2011, 09:58 PM
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Re: solid rimfire scope for 200+yards?

They also sell bottom metal kits in 1/8" in case you try to accurize using screw pressure, and metal trigger guards if yours is plastic.
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Unread 07-18-2011, 11:26 PM
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Re: solid rimfire scope for 200+yards?

The Burris 4.5-14x32 Timberline gives outstanding service on my CZ 452. It has AO and ballistic reticle. A real bargain at $220, and I prefer it to the Leupold VXII 3-9x33 EFR. Longest hit so far has been a prairie dog at 262 yards. For closer range woods hunting, the Leupold may be the best scope, but the Timberline gets the nod on the prairie. Don't overlook the Weaver Classic rimfire scopes. They have one with AO that should work really well at about the Timberline price. The Weaver Classic V 2-10x38 should also be considered if the lack of AO doesn't concern you. Look at that 5X zoom range and light weight! The Weaver Classic V 4-16x42 has a compact eyebell and objective lens and is an outstanding performer for long range work. Don't let the 2mm extra objective size fool you, it's as compact as other 40mm scopes with AO.

The Hawke scopes have nice lighted reticles that work really well at rimfire and airgun velocity, designed by UK champion Nick Jenkinson, and the ballistic software works really well for setting up long range shooting. I have one on my BSA .25 cal airgun that I hunt prairie dogs and other varmints with. The Brits like to hunt at night, so the Hawke Nite-Eye scopes come with very good reticle lighting control. Main reason I bought the scope, 3-12x50 Nite-Eye. Too big for your purposes probably, a big hulking scope weighing 22 ounces. For me, it takes the place of a cheap first gen night vision scope and does a better job for way less money.
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Unread 07-24-2011, 05:52 AM
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Re: solid rimfire scope for 200+yards?

I use a Nitrex 3-15X42 that works great, but unfortunately they switched the name to the Weaver Superslam and dramatically raised the price... some of the best turrets I've ever used. Like them better than my Sightron SIII. But, a good cheaper option might be a Mueller APT. Have read a lot of positive reviews on them for the price. I would definately stay away from the BSA.. I use Burris Sig rings with 30 MOA inserts in them and have enough adjustment out to 270 yards and the hashmarks in my reticle work out to about 320. Got my longest kill a couple of weeks ago on a groundhog at 280 yards using CCI subsonics. Took 4 shots, but got him on the run! Def some luck involved but can still brag
- Michael R

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Unread 07-24-2011, 07:45 PM
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Re: solid rimfire scope for 200+yards?

Does anyone have any experience with the Simmons 22LR Pro Target 3-9X40 scope with turrets? I see where you can get them for just a little over a 100 bucks and if they are any good I may just have to give one of them a try. Does anyone else make a scope with turret for a 22LR at a reasonable price?
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Unread 07-24-2011, 09:23 PM
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Re: solid rimfire scope for 200+yards?

For a reasonable price on a fine scope, the Redfield Revolutions are hard to top. Good repeatable click adjustments and the guarantee is the Leupold lifetime warranty.
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