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Overkill - Is This Too Much Scope for 10/22?

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by Jake514, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. It is hard to explain quality, as it is hard to exlain clarity. The quality difference in optcis has to be seen to understand. This is even more important in a hunting scope, when shooting is done in less than perfect lighting conditions.

    Good scopes are not cheap and can easily cost multiples of a quality rifle. I really enjoy a Schmidt & Bender 3-12x50 on one of my .22s and a 6x42 Swarovski on the second from top.


    The one at the top
  2. Bob Hafler

    Bob Hafler

    Sep 13, 2011
    Agree buy what you want. On my 10/22 I have a 2x Tru Glo red dot. It's fine for the 10/22 and what I use it for. I also like it because of the weight. To heavy of a scope on such a light rifle for me anyway screws up the balance of the rifle by making it top heavy. JMHO.

  3. glocked1


    Feb 2, 2011
    The older my eyes get the more scope I want (so I can actually see the holes on the paper).
  4. fran m

    fran m

    Mar 7, 2005
    drexel hill pa
    I would invest in a good trigger for that gun if you want to shoot it to it's potential with a good scope. It may just be me, but the trigger pull seemed too much on the 10/22 after shooting my Remington 700P.

    Edited to add: My experience was with a regular 10-22, not a target model. The triggers could be night and day.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
  5. PhantomF4E


    Aug 24, 2010
    South Florida
    If that is overkill for a 10/22 I could introduce to to some Air rifle shooters LOL . After they spend a grand or three for the rifle and another on glass. Some with top of the line ATN nightvision for upwards of 3 grand... Buy the best you can afford !

  6. That's what got me into scopes a few years ago: degrading eyesight. Until 6 years ago, I have had only one scope on a rifle and that had been issued.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
  7. Rustydude


    Mar 7, 2006
    Daytona Fl.
    I also have a 10/22 that I built for target shooting, Recoil not being a factor, I put a cheap BSA target scope on it. it has AO and turrets, Like $50. used my savings on target ammo. Shoots one hole groups too.