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XD45ACP
October 23rd, 2013, 11:51 AM
I have a 10/22 I plan to turn into a squirrel killing machine. I'm pretty sure it will get a Houge stock, probably keep the factory barrel, and definitely some upgraded trigger parts (I'm currently thinking VQ sear, hammer, and bolt release). Where I could use some advice is mounts/optics. I know I want an adjustable scope that will take some rough treatment and remain zeroed. I can't decide on what range of magnification to get. I've been using a cheap 2-7 on a different 10/22 which has done the job, but I want something a little higher quality for this build. I've been considering something in the 3-9 range because I like zoom in and make good head shots, but I'm open to suggestions. I'd like to keep the scope under $250. Also, I need suggestions on a good set of mounts/rings would be appreciated.

What do you use on your squirrel rifles?

JR1572
October 23rd, 2013, 12:12 PM
My squirrel gun has a Leupold Rimefire Special 2x7 with the fine duplex reticle. It's about 20 years old and I have no complaints. IIRC it was under $250, but that was back in 1993...

JR1572

Pas Tout La
October 23rd, 2013, 12:38 PM
Just for the Hell of it. You can shoot a flea off of his sack! :mamoru:

44862

Seriously though, I would sell the 10/22 and buy a Marlin Model 60 and say to Hell with the scope. I'll outshoot my scoped 10/22 all day long with iron sites on my Marlin.

3fifty7
October 23rd, 2013, 01:35 PM
3X9X50 Nikon with Burris Signature rings.

welco425
October 23rd, 2013, 04:10 PM
Make sure you buy a rimfire scope or one with an adjustable parallax.

tangiltows
October 24th, 2013, 05:09 PM
have 3 mueller 4.5 - 14 MPV's on a cz 452 lux, a savage bvss 22 me thinks, and on a savage 22 hornet single shot. all are very clear repeatable scopes w/ parallax adjustment down to 15 yds me thinks. their warranty is one of the best in the business, if you ever need it. we have not. buy w/ confidence. think we paid around $150 a copy several years ago. hope this helps, laura&vic

jmckenzie
October 24th, 2013, 08:36 PM
I have a nikon prostaff rimfire with bdc and I love it. For about 150 you can't beat it. I also used dnz one piece mounts.

1funvet
October 25th, 2013, 07:43 AM
have 3 mueller 4.5 - 14 MPV's on a cz 452 lux, a savage bvss 22 me thinks, and on a savage 22 hornet single shot. all are very clear repeatable scopes w/ parallax adjustment down to 15 yds me thinks. their warranty is one of the best in the business, if you ever need it. we have not. buy w/ confidence. think we paid around $150 a copy several years ago. hope this helps, laura&vic

I have the same scope.Great scope for the price.

ditto1958
November 1st, 2013, 06:13 PM
I have a nikon prostaff rimfire with bdc and I love it. For about 150 you can't beat it. I also used dnz one piece mounts.

That's what I'd try, too. Sure, you can spend more on a Leupold, but Nikon makes darn good optics.

Blue295
November 2nd, 2013, 09:48 AM
Have a Weaver K4 on mine. Thousands of rounds, both hunting and plinking, and it is still going strong. Simple, clear and holds zero.

dsonyay
November 2nd, 2013, 10:43 AM
I had a Leapers 3-9 Bug Buster. It was phenomenal.. It had an AO as well. Cost me under 100 and is well worth it. It turned my 40 yr old Marlin 60 into a whole new gun.

Will focus down to about 10 yards

XD45ACP
November 13th, 2013, 02:01 PM
Thanks for all the input. I decided to go with the nikon prostaff rimfire with bdc and it looks really good! Now I just need a set of mounts...

Emperor
November 13th, 2013, 02:33 PM
Thanks for all the input. I decided to go with the nikon prostaff rimfire with bdc and it looks really good! Now I just need a set of mounts...

What good is a BDC for squirrel hunting? :confused:

XD45ACP
November 13th, 2013, 04:30 PM
I don't think the BDC will be useful by any means for squirrel hunting, but I found it on sale, so I decided to get it.

LA toolman
November 13th, 2013, 04:42 PM
Where did you find a sale?
I'm thinking of getting one of these also for a 10/22.
I think it was 149 at Academy last week.
What type of mounts did you get.

XD45ACP
November 14th, 2013, 09:26 AM
Where did you find a sale?
I'm thinking of getting one of these also for a 10/22.
I think it was 149 at Academy last week.
What type of mounts did you get.

I got it from Dick's sporting goods online. It was on sale for 119, and I had a 10% off code with free shipping so it came out to just under 110. I looked on the website to give you the link, but it looks like its not there anymore.

I haven't picked a set of mounts yet.

Royst
December 10th, 2013, 01:27 PM
I've got a 30 yr old cheap Tasco World Class 3x9x40 on my stock 10/22 and it is a tack driver.

Doug76
December 19th, 2013, 01:25 AM
My scope is the 4x32 Nikon Prostaff Rimfire, and I've never seen a need for a variable scope on a .22 to hunt tree rats. 4x has always been more than good enough.
And my rifle is the 10/22, with a Hogue stock upgrade. I don't change triggers, I learn the quirks of the one on the gun. In this case, it's not bad.

Hillbillyjim
December 19th, 2013, 05:51 PM
Second the MPV's Love parallax adjustment its the best way to go.

dwhess504
December 19th, 2013, 07:46 PM
A Short dot is the best way to go. I recommend this one

http://www.opticsplanet.com/schmidt-bender-1-8x24-police-marksman-short-dot-riflescope.html

Emperor
December 20th, 2013, 08:43 AM
A Short dot is the best way to go. I recommend this one

http://www.opticsplanet.com/schmidt-bender-1-8x24-police-marksman-short-dot-riflescope.html

:rofl:

If I had that kind of loose change I would do it! And, I ain't joking!