Need scope advise

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by polamalu43, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. polamalu43

    polamalu43 Member

    Jan 23, 2011
    Maryland SSR
    I just bought a Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 rifle, and would like to mount a scope on it. A buddy suggested a Leupold 3x9 rimfire scope. When I checked costs, they seem a bit too pricey. Any suggestions for under $200? Thanks for any help.
  2. CHW2021

    CHW2021 Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    Look at the Redfield scopes (made by Leupold) as a solid buy; also do not be afraid of the new tasco scopes as they are adequate for a .22 and are low cost.

  3. steve99f

    steve99f New Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Eastern PA
    You should take a look at the Leupold Rifleman line of scopes. Should fit your budget. Check out the warranty on any you consider. Nikon's are good glass too. Get the best you can afford. That way you only cry once.
  4. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2011
    Wichita, Ks
    I don't have any recommendations for scopes under $200 since anytime I've bought a cheap scope, I wasn't happy with it and then had to buy quality the second time.

    I strongly agree with the statement from Steve, buy the best you can afford. You will be much happier in the long run.

    For around $300-$330 I would recommend the Weaver Classic 4-16x with AO. If you get a scope without parallax, make sure it is parallax free at 50 yards for a .22 rifle, unless you are going to do most of your shooting at 100 yards. A scope without AO that is parallax free at 100 yards does not work well for a .22 rifle
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  5. Trevor1837

    Trevor1837 New Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    Nikon 3-9x40 rimfire with BDC 150 reticle
  6. langenc

    langenc Active Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Montmorency Co, MI
    Many shooters find the Mueller line to be good value and they have an excellent customer service system.
  7. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I had Ruger's version of the rifle and couldnt/didnt have much luck with the scopes I had on it. Finally went with a reflex sight.
    (didnt have high $ scope's on it)
  8. polamalu43

    polamalu43 Member

    Jan 23, 2011
    Maryland SSR
    thank you all for your answers'
  9. raydcarter

    raydcarter New Member

    May 8, 2009
    I've used a Centerpoint 4-16x from WalMart for about $80 with good results on a number of guns - including my Savage MKII BTVS
  10. Neverhome

    Neverhome Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    I also put a Centerpoint on my Ruger 10-22. It is the 3-9 variable with the red/green lighted recticle. I have only just sighted it in so no long term use record but I was hitting pennies at 50 yards once it was zeroed (bench rest).

    I think I paid around $59.00 for it at Walmart. Given the .22 doesn't generate a lot of recoil, if any. I am not too concerned about its longevity.
    The only bad part is it is made in China.

  11. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    the gun shops where i am sold used scopes good prices?
  12. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I got my Redfield 5 Star at a gun shop used. They were asking too much for it IMO, but worked it in on a trade i made with the feller. And it's a GOOD scope!
  13. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    get a bushnell dusk and dawn banner 4x12x40 so you can get a little bit more power. Mine costed $100 + tax. Works perfect with my Savage Model 25 .223 Caliber Rifle
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