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I recently got a new Savage Mark II FV-SR .22LR rifle. I am thinking I would use this for plinking and working on precision shooting. Max range I would guess would be 75 to 125 yards...possibly 150 yards for fun.

I would like to know of some scope recommendations based upon the above rifle and range information and the following features:

•Variable power
•Prefer mil-dot or BDC or similar reticle
•Price range $100 to $220

Several that I have looked at include:

•Nikon Prostaff P22 2x7-32 with BDC recticle for .22LR - $180
•Nikon Prostaff 3x9-40 with BDC recticle - $180
•Nikon Prostaff 3x9-40 with rimfire BDC recticle - $150
•Vortex Crossfire 3x9-40 with BDC reticle - $150
•Vortex Crossfire 4x12-40 adjustable objective with BDC reticle - $190
•Sightron S1 3x9-40 with Hunter Hold Over reticle (closeout deal) - $80

Any thoughts on these or recommend others?

Also, with whatever scope you recommend, could you also recommend rings as well? This particular rifle comes with a one piece base already.

I appreciate all your help. Thanks.
 

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A scope can be a personal preference but it sounds like you are in the right area of your options listed above. I just mounted a mildot on my 10/22 and so far am liking being able to use the scope to adjust on the fly as well as adjusting the zero knobs. a 22lr BDC reticle is a great idea if you are wanting to adjust the range without the zero knobs.

All I can suggest is to get decent rings as that are designed for the base on your rifle for optimum accuracy. I mean decent as in quality rather than price. You will need to include the information of what type of one piece mount your rifle has now rather than later. There's not always a need for high price competition rings, but if you can afford them all the better. it may come to buying a new mount along with the scope to get the rifle to that sweet spot that it sounds like you are looking for. I'd browse the other rifle sections of the forum (large bore, etc) as well as here to see what their opinions are.

Just my thoughts.
 

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My recommendation is to raise the bar a little and get a Weaver V16 (4-16x). They are excellent scopes for .22 target shooting. They can be had for right around $300
 

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Greetings Magoo.........I have several scopes an nothing compares to my Nikon. I normally don.t go any higher than 3x9. My favorite scope is a nikon 3x9 with what I call zip focus an adjustable AO an what Nikon calls precision recticle. Precision recticle is nothing more than a target crosshair with a small dot. It works extremely well at the range an is good for hunting, except in very low light......... These are great little scopes an just slightly more expensive than the BDC...............Check them out...........They are sweet.................................Redworm..................
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A BDC scope is all but worthless if it is not created for a specific load. Sure you can use Nikons software to do some calculations. Drop on a 22lr at 100+ yards gets to be a lot quick.

If you are wanting to use a 22 to get some practice for moving to longer range centerfire shooting then Don't worry about BDC scops. Mildots MEAH is your scope adjustments are in mils then great if the dots are mils and adjustments are MOA doesn't help all that much. For my long range gun I have a Sightron SIII 8-32x56mm with the MOA-2 reticle. I shoot some midrange matched at Quantico and some F-Class matches as well. We don't use hold off all that much we use our turrets to make adjustments windage is what we normally hold off for because it has to be done on the fly.

I would look at a scope with an Adjustable Objective or a side focus so you can quickly move from one range to another and get a clear sight picture.
 

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So, mag00, what base does your rifle have?
dovetail, Weaver, Picatinny, or a factory drilled setup? It should state in the purchasing paperwork, or browse the savage web site
 

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Another question... Do you wear glasses? If so, bi-focals, tri-focals? This can make a difference, especially if you are going for top shelf eventually. At 40 yrs. old, most shooters eyes change rapidly.
 

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I appreciate the input thus far. To answer a couple of ya'lls questions: Rifle came with a one piece picatinny rail scope base. I wear contacts and rarely ever were my prescription glasses when shooting.

Found a few options I would like to get feedback on.

- Weaver Kaspa 3-12X44 Side Focus Ballistic X Reticle
- Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14x42 Adjustable Objective Ballistic-Plex Reticle
- Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14x40 Side Focus Mil-Dot Reticle
- Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40 Side Focus Mil-Dot Reticle
- Weaver Kaspa 2.5-10X44 Side Focus Mil-Dot Reticle
- Burris Fullfield E1 4.5-14x42 Adjustable Objective Ballistic-Plex Reticle
- BSA Tactical Mil/Mil 4-14x44 FFP Side Focus
- Bushnell Ultra Legend HD 4.5-14x44 Side Focus Mil-Dot Reticle
- Primary Arms 4-14x44 Mil/Mil FFP Side Focus

What are ya'lls thgouths on these or one of these? I don't have anywhere nearby that has these so I am having to buy online without handling one. So all the help I can get is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I only plink and hunt with my MKII, I put a Nikon Prostaff 3X9 and I love it. I got the scope from Craigslist for $120 and it was in mint condition. For $200 there are better scopes. Sounds like you are going to really enjoy this.
 
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