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Any 10/22 fans out there maybe can help me out...

I plan on getting a Ruger 10/22, it would be my first rifle, and just want to get an idea on scope options... and what mount/rings/scope combinations should I consider. I'm after quality! The range I'd be shooting will probably be 25 to 100 yards. The particular 10/22 model I'm looking at is the 10/22VLEB, and it has an 16.12 Heavy Hammer-Forged Barrel, over all length of 34 1/2", and weighs 6.8 lbs. I don't know the "science" behind scopes so I included the specs just in case they play a roll. Thanks for any suggestions.

 

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I recommend picking up a weaver style base and some burris signature zee rings. The scope depends on your purpose. Here are some of my favorites:

1) Nikon 4x rimfire----great for all around plinking and hunting
2) Leupold VX I 2x7 rimfire----great all around plinking and hunting
3) Leupold VX II 4x12 AO----great for target use (fine crosshairs)
4) Leupold VX II 3x9 AO rimfire-----good all purpose, but I think it may have fine crosshairs
5) Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14 or 6-18 with AO-----more for target shooting and long range hunting--- can't remember for sure, but think it has the standard nikoplex

There are other great scopes like the weaver 3x9 rimfire with AO as well as the weaver 4x16 with AO. Like someone said, the Meullers seem to be gaining in popularity.

If you are shooting for fine accuracy or long range, the ones that turn up to 9, 12, 16, or even 18X are good. Fine cross hairs are great for target shooting but not so good for woods use. AO is necessary for high magnification at close range since most rimfire scopes are set to be parallax free at 50 to 60 yards.

For me, quality starts with an "L" (Leupold) or "N" (Nikon), but I know there are other good ones out there as well.

The bottom line: Do your homework, decide what suits your needs best, and go from there----Good luck!!
 

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I went with the BSA Sweet 22 on my Ruger 10-22 and love it. It's fun to challenge yourself with the accuracy at 100+ yards.
 

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I recommend picking up a weaver style base and some burris signature zee rings. The scope depends on your purpose. Here are some of my favorites:

1) Nikon 4x rimfire----great for all around plinking and hunting
2) Leupold VX I 2x7 rimfire----great all around plinking and hunting
3) Leupold VX II 4x12 AO----great for target use (fine crosshairs)
4) Leupold VX II 3x9 AO rimfire-----good all purpose, but I think it may have fine crosshairs
5) Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14 or 6-18 with AO-----more for target shooting and long range hunting--- can't remember for sure, but think it has the standard nikoplex

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I'm with Kentucky Shooter on choices #2, #3, or #4; good glass, all. IMO, the larger scopes tend to visually overpower the shorter guns, so unless you really want/need a big variable, I think the Leupold 2-7x Rimfire Special (#2, above) is the best choice. This is what it looks like on my heavy-barrel 10/22 (w/Burris rings):

 

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I decided to go with a Nikon 4x32 classic, hope I made a good decision, or at least, good enough for what I plan on doing with it. Thanks for all the suggestions!

Sounds good, make sure you post a pic when it's done.

Sgt Tim:wavey:
 

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I sure hope I mounted it right... just eye balled it straight as I could...and put the rings on the edge of the mount... felt it looked better that way.
And, I tighten up the screws to "tight" but of course not as hard as I could, hopefully it will hold.


 

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That looks great, now get out and shoot the heck out of it!

Sgt Tim
 

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I sure hope I mounted it right... just eye balled it straight as I could...and put the rings on the edge of the mount... felt it looked better that way.
And, I tighten up the screws to "tight" but of course not as hard as I could, hopefully it will hold.


A fine looking rig! And I agree with you on the ring placement; that's the way I do it on similar ring/base setups. It also makes it easy to see if the rings begin to slip forward on the base due to the repeated recoil cycles.
 
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