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10/22 Optics Recommendations

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  1. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Active Member

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    I have a 10/22 Takedown that's a ton of fun to shoot but it's no secret the stock sights are abysmal. Even with my relatively young eyes, the brass bead is nearly impossible to see in other than bright light.

    I've been considering either putting a set of aftermarket sights on and continuing to shoot with sights or putting some sort of optic on there. All of my shooting with it right now is plinking at ~20 yards at the range though I plan to occasionally take it out to a friend's farm for plinking and bullseye shoot at less than 100 yards.

    I don't have a ton of experience with rifles and know very little about optics in general beyond the basics of what a red dot, holographic and scope are. :)

    What I am looking for are some recommendations for a somewhat inexpensive optic including mounting options for shorter range shooting.

    Thank you in advance for your patience with the noob.
     


  2. Kar98

    Kar98 Well-Known

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    I installed this on the wife's 10/22 take-down:

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    Came with the necessary mounting rings to put it on the rail supplied with the 10/22. Even I can use it despite glasses, and it matches the accuracy of the rifle perfectly. More would be a waste, less would be garbage.
    And once I figured out the adjusting knobs were covered with .... well ... covers, and which way to twist them, dialing it in took five minutes

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KOSB34/
     
  3. grasshopperglock

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    I ran an Aim point M4 on a 10/22 regular rifle. A TruGlo red dot would have worked. It was a cottontail killing machine. Shots within 20yards were the average. I'd hunt mostly at night. The rifle had a mounted flash light and I'd wear a headlamp. Spot the eyes with headlamp. Bring the rifle up and hit it with the flashlight on the rifle. Dot on target, snap, and the rabbit was dead. A few grey foxes also included.

    During the daylight it was squirrels.
     
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    Define "somewhat inexpensive." Consider plinking v. bullseye - it's 2 different optics. Bullseye wants the point of aim to fill your fiekd of view. Plinking is more fun with lower magnification and more field of view,

    My Marlin Papoose is a comparable plinker - it wears a Leupold 2-7x32. IMO the Leupi was cheap at half what I already had in the rifle. My hunter wears a 3-9x40; my target wears a 6-20x50.

    I think you want a plinking optic. $129 will get you a nice rimfire 2-7: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00794LKMW/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I3GG6XMTSYWJKJ&colid=1X4KJ97SWF540&psc=0 This would mount using the Weaver rail that came with your Ruger and a set of "low" rings.

    Regarding the idea of upgrading the irons - look at Wiliams Fire Sights. I can't see brass beads, but the Fire sights are plain as day. I do run Tech sights on my 22 bullpup - they are a good option if peeps/ghost rings work for you.
     
  6. grasshopperglock

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    I've used a cheap Wal-Mart CenterPoint brand scope in the max 24 power range. Stuff like that is laying on the side of a small hill. Plinking a target at 110 yards. Bipod and slow breathing. Get something with adjustable turrets and buy a laser range finder. You won't regret it. Look up the ballistics of the ammo you're using. Extremely fun. Walk a distance. Laser, adjust and plink away.
     
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  7. grasshopperglock

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    The rifle slipped off a edge by a shelf. The rifle was standing straight up. When it fell over it hit the Centerpoint scope on the a$$ end. Where you look through. The scope bent at the adjusting ring. Right at the gap the adjusting ring moves the inner tube. Things went off center and it was junk.

    Moral to the story. Don't even bump the cheap scopes. However, they're fun while they last....
     
  8. easy rider

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    Nikons aren't usually that expensive and they come with a good warranty.
     
  9. grasshopperglock

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    I buy the single power weaver. The classic series. I bought a Classic 6. It's labeled Japan. It's supposed to be Japanese glass.
     
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