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Mrs Inor recently got me a new Ruger 10/22 rifle and I want to get scope for it. I obviously do not want to spend a ton of money on a scope for a $175 rifle. But I want something with better optics than the standard scope that Ruger makes for it. I have no experience buying "inexpensive" optics. I did find the following on Amazon, but it has no reviews.

Amazon.com: Tactical 2.5-10x40 illuminated Mil-Dot Reticle Rifle Scope With Rings And Rail Scope Mount For Ruger 10/22 Rifles: Sports & Outdoors

What do you all think of this package? Or can you offer a better suggestion? Thanks in advance.
 

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I have a couple 10/22s and I use Nikon fixed 4x scopes on them.

Nikon just introduced the P-22 2-7x32 rimfire model with ballistically matched reticle for .22 LR. I would recommend you look at this first - only $179.95 MSRP, and I have seen them below $150.

P-22 2-7x32 Matte BDC 150 from Nikon
 

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I have had terrible luck with optics from: Leapers, BSA and Tasco. It it's just for plinking don't spend any real money. The reticle starts to spin around after a while. Nikon Prostaff is certainly good.
 

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I have an older Simmons on mine as well. I also have a drop down set of mounts that allow me to still use the steel sites.
 

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I would stay away from the NCstar scopes personally. When it comes to optics, I'm of the opinion that you get what you pay for. For a cheap scope I would look at the Simmons line (I have an older one on my muzzleloader and it's been great). I've also heard good things about Bushnell and Nikon scopes although I have no experience with the newer scopes. Optics planet also has the Redfield Revenge for $159 after $40 rebate. If you're not familiar with the newer Redfield scopes, they are now owned by Leupold so no issues with warranty if needed. Leupold is my absolute favorite in scopes these days, you get a lot for your money with their stuff. Sure there's better scopes out there but you're going to pay a whole lot more for them.

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A .22 rim fire is a 50 yard rifle, anything over a 4x power is a waste. I agree stay away from ncstar brand, they are the worst.
 

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Awesome that you got a 10/22. One of the funnest rifles ever made. Enjoy with the scope of your choice, and put lots of lead downrange...
My only advice would be dont buy a used scope, too many variables..get something you can afford, and justify for the rifle, and have fun.
 

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I got this scope for a Bolt Action Mossberg 42C.
4x32 IR Plinker-22 Scope, with Rings by Barska - Rimfire Scopes by BARSKA

It rocks out to 100 yards!

I paid $70 for mine once it was all said and done with shipping and all. Now I see them at the local sporting goods store for $30 to $35. WELL WORTH IT!

I love how mine works in low light and how easy it was to dial in.
 

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Nikon 2-7-32. Like someone already stated great scope for the money. I have 3 already on 22's and one in the cabinet for the next 22.
 

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I have an older Simmons on mine as well. I also have a drop down set of mounts that allow me to still use the steel sites.
I had a set of see thrus also but,I felt the scope was too tall at an inch higher,I couldn't seem to get a proper cheek weld.never tried a cheekrest,never bothered but some people do have better luck.guess I'm built the wrong way! lol.
 

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Simmons, tasco, bushnell are all good.
I have a tasco 6-9x40 on one and a bushnell 6-9x40 on another.
The tasco was $40 and the bushnell was $70
 

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Btw, id shy away from barska and ncstar, ive had poor experiences with both imo
 

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Thanks for the advice! I think I am going to go with the Nikon. I also have a little Marlin .22 that I can put it on as well, so I may as well pony up the extra $$$ and get one I know is good. I have a 50mm Nikon scope on a .308 and am very happy with it.
 

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Thanks for the advice guys! I think I am going to go with the Nikon P-22. It is a bit more expensive than I wanted to spend, but I am very happy with the 50mm Nikon I have on a .308. Plus, I am justifying it by saying that I can get a second set of rings for our Marlin .22 and have a single scope doing double duty (at least until I catch Mrs Inor in a moment of weakness and buy a second one.)
 
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