Best scope / specs for a Ruger 22 LR

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by bushido23, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. bushido23

    bushido23 Member

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    This past winter, I purchased a Ruger 22 takedown. Mainly to be used for plinking, short range (under 100 yrds) varmint hunting, getting the kids out shooting, etc. etc.

    I was curious as to opinions on what type of scope to get (not just brand, but magnification, etc. etc.).

    Should I get a 2x ??, 3x?? or a 4x?? What would the top end need to be to be able to hit a squirrel at 100 yrds?

    Any other characteristics to take into account?

    I want to keep this under $500.

    (Of course, lets assume I'm using good quality ammo). This is a scope question only.

    Thanks,

    Paul
     
  2. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    Id probably do a 2-7 on a 1 inch tube, or a 2.5-10 on a 30mm.
     
  3. coyotekiller82

    coyotekiller82 Well-Known Member

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    3-9x32 Bushnell 22 rimfire riflescope is all you should need. I picked one up when I bought my 10-22 and it's a great deal for the price. I think I paid $60 and I have no complaints
     
  4. bushido23

    bushido23 Member

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    I did purchase a Nikon Pro-staff 2x7 when I bought the rifle and have not been happy with it. The 7 times mag was not enough, and simply did not care for the manipulation of the scope.

    This scope is a replacement for the Nikon.
     
  5. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    Then 2.5-10 is your answer.

    Personally I would pick this scope


    Vortex Optics - Viper HS 2.5-10x44 Dead-Hold BDC