Best Rimfire Target Scope for under $200?

Discussion in 'Optics and Accessories' started by TwangBanger, May 7, 2018.

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  1. TwangBanger

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    I'm looking for a scope for my Ruger Precision Rimfire rifle.
    I currently have a 3-9x40 on there, but 50-yard Benchrest targets are hard to see at 9x.
    I'd really like a Weaver T36, but can't afford the $300+ for a used one.

    Can anyone recommend one? Should I go with a variable, up to at least 16x?
    Or a fixed scope at a higher power?
    I have no intention of hunting with it . . . only target shooting at 25 - 200 yards.
     
  2. bubbat

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    Lot's of the guys on Rimfire Central swear by the Mueller APV 4.5-14x40
    I have one on an AR, but I have only mounted and leveled it, haven't sighted it in yet.
     
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  3. TwangBanger

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    I've never even heard of that brand/model. I'll look into it, as a quick Google search showed that the price is definitely within my range - $115 on Amazon, Prime eligible, 4.5/5 stars average review. I was thinking I may need something with a little higher magnification, but perhaps not. Thanks.
    https://www.amazon.com/Mueller-Rifle-Scope-Black-4-5-14/dp/B000SULCTA
     
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    There some good reviews on you tube about it to.
     
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  6. vblackwell

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    Look at the BSA. My son has a 8x32 power and can shoot out to 200 easy with it. I think it was under $100.
     
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  7. bubbat

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    I forgot I have one of those too, from when we all shot the .22 F-Class matches.
     
  8. TwangBanger

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    I'm having a hard time seeing the benchrest targets at 50 yards with 9x, and he's shooting 200 yards with 8x? That's impressive.
     
  9. bubbat

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    It's adjustable 8-32 power, if I remember right 44mm objective.
     
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  10. TwangBanger

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    Gotcha. I read "8x32" and was thinking fixed 8 power, 32mm obj.
     
  11. vblackwell

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    My bad. I wrote it wrong. It’s 8 to 32 power.
     
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  12. shoeshooter

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    I was just thinking about those BSA scopes earlier today. Shot a lot of X's with them at 100 yards. Still have two sitting here somewhere, with box, sunshades and everything. $40 and I'll ship it to you.
     
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  13. 2DARK2C

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    conversation sent your way shoeshooter :)
     
  14. TwangBanger

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    I'll take one. PM inbound.
     
  15. shoeshooter

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    Let me dig them out in the morning. I know one is in very good shape. I think the other one is missing a turret cap or something. Still very functional. They're great scopes for the money. Never had tracking issues with either one.
     
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  16. 2DARK2C

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    no worries :) I only wanted it if twangbanger didn't. you made them sound like too good to pass up for that $$$

    I really want a fixed power like 4x32 with AO