Scope for 22-250 varmint rifle?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Jim Oliver, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. Jim Oliver

    Jim Oliver Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,
    I just got a Rem. VSSF in 22-250, probably will be used mostly for paper and PD shooting. My budget tops out at $400.

    I have several variable scopes in the 6x-20x range but am thinking about a fixed 25x or maybe 36x for the 22-250.

    First, is the fixed high power practical for this use and if so, would the Weaver T36 be a good scope? If not, what??
    Would the 40mm objective be OK?

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I would advise against the fixed high power scope. On hot days the mirage will render your gun useless but with a variable you can turn it down.
    Their is a Nikon 6.5-20 Monarch for sale in the clasifides that would be a great choice , I was planning to buy it but found out that it only has 1/8" clicks and that would work for me on the rig I was planning to use it on out to 1000yds
     

  3. Jim Oliver

    Jim Oliver Well-Known Member

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    JDJones,

    I appreciate your reply to my question about the high power fixed scope for my .22-250--saved me from a mistake. Thanks lots.

    Also, since I don't seem to be able to PM you, I will use this post to apologize about the Nikon deal. I honestly thought you were not interested in it. Please forgive me.

    Jim Oliver
     
  4. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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    you should take a look at mueller scopes the 8.5x25x50 eradicator is a great scope i have three of them. i love the little red dot in the cross hairs. they track great as well. i shoot my 223 out to 600 all the time and it all ways returns back to zero
     
  5. Swift One

    Swift One Active Member

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    +1 for the Muellers. I have used the eradicator and the 3-10 x 44 Extreme and they track very well. Pretty clear optics for the price range too.
     
  6. Supermag

    Supermag Well-Known Member

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    I've got a Alaskan Guide Premium 6.5-20x40mm from Cabelas. It fits into the price range and I'm having good luck with it on my 204.
     
  7. Jon Jackoviak

    Jon Jackoviak Well-Known Member

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    I would not rule out the new Clearidge Ultra XP 6-20x40. They are great scopes for the money. Equivallent to the Nikon Monarch, Bushnell Elite 4200, Weaver Grand Slam and some customers have even compared them to the Zeiss Conquest. You can learn more at www.clearidgeoptics.com or you can go to our site at www.theopticzone.com/clearidgescopes.aspx