What is a good cheap scope for a 10-22

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by gvw3, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I am looking for a good inexpensive scope for my Ruger 10-22. Any Ideas?
  2. GregD

    GregD Member

    Oct 12, 2009

  3. Smoke

    Smoke Active Member

    Oct 27, 2009
    S.W. Indiana
  4. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
    You can go pretty cheap for a .22 scope if its just for fun plinking.
    That being said I settled on a Nikon 3x9 for mine and its been good.
  5. CHW2021

    CHW2021 Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    Under 100 look at Tasco, under 200 look at the new Redfields.
  6. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver Active Member

    Mar 4, 2009
    SW. Florida
    You can't go wrong with the Simmons 3-9X32 .22 Mag. with Adj. OBJ. (A.O.). They go for $45 to $65 depending on the sales and vendor. I've got them on my two 10/22's and they have been excellent performers for many years. :cool:
  7. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    Damn, I can't comment on the Simmons 3x9 22mag quality as I haven't mounted it yet, but I paid Midway about $90.00 for mine 7 or 8 months ago. Generally I'm a pretty smart shopper and search extensively for the best deal. In this case I wasn't.
  8. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    both Camera land and slickguns ( forum sponsors ) had some great deals the past couple weeks, suss em out , i woulda grabbed one if it wasn't for the shipping to here ..
  9. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I picked up the Bushnell. Put on and laser sited but have yet to range test.
  10. ms6852

    ms6852 Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2008
    San Antonio Texas
    Go to Walmar and buy the centerfire scope, for the money it is surprisingly good...especially for rimfire. If you don't like it Walmart will always give you a refund.
  11. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    What do you consider inexpensive? I have a Redhead 3-9x50 from bass pro and it does the trick to about 50-60 yards on my Marlin 22 mag. It ran about $60 something. I cant remember but it was under $100. Listen to these guys, they know more than me :D
  12. vaskeet

    vaskeet Member

    Feb 27, 2012
  13. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver Active Member

    Mar 4, 2009
    SW. Florida
    Yeah, I think you were had my friend! :confused: The Simmons 3-9X32 .22 Mag's. without A.O. commonly go for around $40 on Amazon and the ones with A.O. go for $60 in silver or black. I only took a quick look on Amazon, but I think with a little effort you can get it with free shipping too!


    Sometimes Midway is good and sometimes not so good.:(

    Ah, here it is on Amazon in silver with the "Free Super Saver Shipping" for $60.34 (temporarily out of stock on the black):

    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012
  14. CJ_56

    CJ_56 New Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    SE Ohio
    I have a Simmons scope on my Savage 12 LRPV. It does a fine job as long as I don't need to see bullet holes at 100 yards. It takes a lot more powerful scope to do that. It has AO and is a 6-18x50 scope but of course they make them less powerful. I just needed something with a little more power to reach out with that .223 Savage 12. I paid like $110 for it. The glass is clear and distortion free (or as close as anything gets IMO) and it gathers light very well. And it holds zero even on my 30.06 where I had it a long time. I'm very happy with that scope. It doesn't have quite the quality of glass as my Nikon scopes but they cost considerably more.
  15. ms6852

    ms6852 Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2008
    San Antonio Texas
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