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Brought my late stepfathers rifle home a couple of weeks ago. It's just a very ordinary Sears semi-auto from about 1972. I want to put an inexpensive scope on it for fun & plinking out to maybe 50 yds, probably shorter. I know less than than nothing about optics. What power would work for me? Fixed, adjustable? I figure there won't be much quality difference in the bottom-feeders I'll be considering, but any I should look for or avoid?
 

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If don't want to spend a lot, get a little 4 power. Bushnell, simmons, when you're not wanting to spend a lot I'd go with something like that. A Nikon or such would run you more than what the rifle's worth. Might want to get a big a big an objective as you can afford for low light conditions. Don't forget to look at used ones either, Happy shooting.
 

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I've a 3x9 Simmons on my ole turtle rifle. It didn't cost much and has sent many, many turtles to their maker. Like the varible power for the longer shots. Course if I were to ever invest in a high dollar .22 it would probably get a Nikon or such put on it.
 

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Gets some good solid mounts and the scope in a cheaper line really won't matter. Wally World has cheap 3x9x50 that is pretty good for what your wanting. I fyour gun doesn't have much drop the larger objective will make it easier to shoot. Good luck!!
 

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Hands down , the Tasco 2.5x10x42mm Target Varmint scope is the best for .22 rf. It has adjustable parallax, repeatable target turret adjustments and is guaranteed for life. Send them the broken scope and $10 and they send you another one.

I have one on my .270 and AR15 as well.

The scope is available from Natchez Shooting Supply for $54.00 + shipping.

You cannot use a highpower rifle scope on a .22rf rifle. The parallax on the HP scope is set for 200 yards and will cause severe inaccuracy at .22 rf ranges, unless the eye is kept in the center of the exit pupil of the telescope.

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This has been beat to death over on the RimfireCentral forum.

Many agree with me: Mueller APV with Burris Signature Zee rings is a good combination.
 

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Maybe somebody has one laying around they could give you. If I had one, I would, but don't have any laying around at this time. I do have a BSA Sweet .22 on my 10/22 and like it. It good out to 100m so far.
 

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I'll add my 2 cents

I've found that a fixed 4x scope is about the finest scope for a 22. I have a Nikon Monarch (I think...geeez I got so many freakin scopes)...it pretty close to being my favorite scope...

I've never really needed 12X to shoot 50 yard shots...you aint trying out for the Olympic shooting team anyway..not with a Sears Roebuck special

fixed power scopes IMHO are a better quality scope than any variable power...Only thing that might be an issue is parallax...try and find one that is set to 60 yards for rimfire and you are golden...or maybe you can find one with a AO...course if you get a scope with parallax adj...get ready to pony up some more $

Most centerfire rifles scopes are set to be parallax free at either 100 or 150 yards depending on mfg

Although I don't really need the variable power...what Mr. Doug recommended sounds pretty good...that's a very good price He quotes

I dropped about $90 I guess on a Nikon 4x and it does everything I need it to do and more

Good Luck with it
 

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Mission accomplished! Found a 4 x 32 Bushnell at the show today, wasn't really even looking...it just jumped out at me. Used, of course, but nice & clear. Cheap too...$15 with rings.

Appreciate your input, as always. If you want to know something, this forum is the "Easy Button".
 

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I just took a Bushnell off a 22-250 ....you'll find it "downrange" on the 100 at Magnolia Rifle and pistol club...it will have Z-71 tread marks on it and possibly a few holes :eyeroll:

someone just stuck it on their to sell the gun...it was pointing at the sky when I bore sighted it and would not move down... I have generally liked the Bushnells I have...i've recently acquired (4) 4200's and am in the process of getting a 6500...

but this one was turd!

OK rant over

Good choice on a 4x 32 fixed
 
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