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Centerfire BDC Scope in a Rimfire Rifle

Discussion in 'Optics' started by pronstar, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. pronstar

    pronstar Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Got a Savage MKII FV-SR...
    (http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/MARKIIFVSR)
    ...for Christmas, want to build it up and put a scope on it.

    My uses are really just plinking and to have fun modding the rifle.

    I have a Redfield Revolution 2-7 scope that has a centerfire BDC on it, specs look like this:

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    It's basically a decent low-end Leupold. They go on sale all the time for around $150, so it's not an expensive piece of glass to start with.

    Would you guys just run it?
    Or sell it to fund a likely inferior piece of glass that's specific for a rimfire?







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  2. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    I run a Nikon BDC on my 17HMR with no issue.
     
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  3. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    Run it.
    It's only a guide anyway.
    Minor holdover adjustments will be required even on a listed caliber.
     
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  4. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    I use the Strelok app to figure out about where the POA should be on unlisted calibers. Really helpful since most BDC reticles don't tell you the actual hold offs in MOA or MILs.
     
  5. pronstar

    pronstar Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Cool look like I'll run it.
    Thanks for the tips


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  6. orbitup

    orbitup Sticker Cop TGT Supporter

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    I'm not familiar with that scope but if it's a fixed parallax then it's probably fixed for 100 yards. Most rimfore scopes are set to 50yards. Unless you are shooting a 17HMR I would look around some more.
     
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  7. smtimelevi

    smtimelevi Well-Known

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    Stay away from the burris Droptine 22 scope. I had problems with adjustments and the zero became stuck and way off. Under warranty from burris their warranty dept blew me off after I filed a claim.
     
  8. pronstar

    pronstar Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Thanks for this.

    I googled it, and apparently Redfield will adjust the parallax for a few bucks. The threads were all a few years old, though, so I just sent them an email.
     
  9. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 Well-Known

    With about 100 rounds of your favorite 22lr load you can figure out the respective distances that those horizontal lines represent.

    If you are punching paper you will be darn accurate out to 200 yards.

    If you are shooting in the field at eyeball-estimated distances 10 or 20 yards make a difference.

    Practice a lot.

    The worst thing a lot of guys (AKA me!) do is constantly change ammo and scopes on 22lr gear.
    Though we/I have a lot of fun doing it.
     

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