I have no rifles but did recently buy a new 10/22 Target model with a stainless barrel for paper punching - no hunting. I would like to learn longer range shooting, etc. I realize it is no centerfire rifle but the significant drop in a .22 should help me learn mil-dot and compensate holdover, etc.. I have been looking at a very nice Hawke scope with a very nice reticle in the $460 range with AO, parallex down to 15 yds., etc.. Is it worth while to get the higher price scope although it is much more scope than rifle? My choices: Hawke 6.5-20x42 - very nice but overkill? Hawke 4-24x44 (half price of the scope above) - decent reticle and would do the job nicely Nikon rimfire - Passable reticle but should do the job on a .22.