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Will a Airsoft scope be o.k. for a .22?

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by raven11, Apr 7, 2010.


  1. raven11

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    I'm thinking of adding an Optic for my SIG 522 the current offerings of rimfire scopes don't interest me too much, i was hoping i could use a Airsoft scope- my rational is the small recoil of .22 especially in a rifle form would make airsoft o.k. for use

    anyone have any pros or cons?
     

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  2. H&K 4 LIFE

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    Leonum A Ignis

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    What brand of scope?

    The Leapers and BSA stuff will work for just a .22.
     

  3. raven11

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    it is a $30

    Leapers 1x30 Rifle Green Red Dot Scope
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  4. H&K 4 LIFE

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    Leonum A Ignis

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    Should work fine, so long as you don't knock it around.

    My 10/22 is wearing a comparable $40 Tasco Red-Dot from Walmart, never a problem.
     
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    I had a $40 42MM BSA red dot given to me as a gift. I wanted a red dot on my Ruger Super Redhawk .44 mag.

    It lasted 3 rounds before the glass broke. I sent it back into BSA under warranty and they replaced it for free. I put the replacement on my TC Contender .22LR barrel. That was 9 years ago and thousands of rounds of .22 LR.

    It looks like they are still making the same sight, $44.99 at Optics Planet.

    Cheap red dots are fine on plinking .22's.
     
  7. Flipz

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    I am using an airsoft G&P Aimpoint clone and it holds up just fine on my Sig 522.
     
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    I just purchased a primary arms micro dot gen 2 with optional riser for my SW mp15-22 and love it. I put 500 rounds through it today. It is an outstanding piece of equipment. It has great reviews but is around $100 total.
     
  9. raven11

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    thanks for the help, i ended up going for a different scope , but it was on sale at a good price
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