22 LR scope suggestions.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by tmmcampbell, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. tmmcampbell

    tmmcampbell Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    162
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Looking to buy a new scope for my .22 LR. I want second focal, moa, variable power to 15, tactical knobs, zero stop, around $500. I would like to shoot out to 300 yards. What do you all suggest?
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2018
  2. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    391
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
  3. Chesternutt

    Chesternutt Member

    Messages:
    19
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2018
    Nikon ProStaff Rimfire 3-9 x 40 is perhaps one of the best
     
    tmmcampbell likes this.
  4. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    391
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
  5. WildBillG

    WildBillG Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    55
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Have you looked atthe Leaper scopes. They have everything you are looking for and parallax down to 10yds. Plus a luminated reticle.
     
    tmmcampbell likes this.
  6. woodnut

    woodnut Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    504
    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Which ever one you go with, be darned sure to use a 20 to 25 MOA scope rail! Not many scopes have enough comeups for a .22 at 300 yds. I have a Vortex Viper 6x24x50 with a 25 rail on a CZ 455 and it ain't quite enough with sub sonic ammo. But boy is it accurate at 300! Vortex is bringing out a new model, MOA with FFP ! I've heard $300. Ought to check it out.
     
    tmmcampbell likes this.
  7. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,530
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    tmmcampbell likes this.
  8. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,429
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2017
    1A1ABE87-EA84-4F49-9BEB-317EB69A88AC.jpeg I put a mark 4 lrt 6.5-20 on mine with an area 419 30moa rail

    You need 42 Moa of available travel to shoot 300 yards.
    You find out how well your scope tracks when you’re dialing that much. That was my concern with choosing a scope. Down the road I might put my sightron stac on it
     
    tmmcampbell likes this.
  9. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,022
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013
    SWFA SS 3-15×42. Can be had in SFP. Bulletproof, tracks great, good turrets, good reticle w. floating dot center, MIL or MOA, can get a zero stop kit for it, good glass.
     
    tmmcampbell likes this.
  10. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,530
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    I would highly recommend this scope, as I have 2 of them myself...One Mil-Quad, one Mil-Quad DM reticle version. However, I don't think they make them anymore... I think the only 3-15's they offer now are FFP scopes... And they're about $699... Personally, I am not a fan of FFP scopes, as I own a rangefinder...But I think there was still plenty of market room for SWFA to have kept the SFP version as well.

    I would love it if they released the exact same 3-15 SFP scopes, but in a 50mm objective. I would love to see a 5-20x or 6-24x version, as well, and also with the same Mil-Quad & Mil-Quad DM reticle in SFP that they used to offer.
     
    tmmcampbell and lancetkenyon like this.
  11. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,470
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    You'd be better off just picking something up like a VX3 leupold in 3-9x50. Personally I just put VX1 4x's on my .22LR's which is plenty for the ranges i shoot.

    To get a quality scope with the features you are talking about you're going to have to spend twice as much and have a whole lot more scope than you'll ever need.

    Even as a kid shooting prairie dogs with a .22lr it was all done open sight or with a 4x Leopold once they got smarter. 4x is all I need to shoot the heads off of turtles at up to 200 yds.
     
    tmmcampbell and Wlfdg like this.
  12. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,429
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2017
    With a 50 yard zero, drop at 190 is 40.5”, at 200 it’s 46.5”. With 4 feet of drop, six inches in 10 yards...well I’m not quigley. I need a rangefinder and scope that tracks to make those shots with any kind of consistency.
     
    lancetkenyon and tmmcampbell like this.