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Optic for Ruger 10 22

This is a discussion on Optic for Ruger 10 22 within the Optics and Glass forums, part of the Armory Talk category; I'm trying to decide between an apple and an orange here. My two choices: Nikon Prostaff Rimfire 3-9x40 BDC 150 Truglo Tru-Brite Reflex Red Dot ...


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Old 01-08-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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Question Optic for Ruger 10 22

I'm trying to decide between an apple and an orange here.

My two choices:

Nikon Prostaff Rimfire 3-9x40 BDC 150

Truglo Tru-Brite Reflex Red Dot (or similar)

I am building a 10 22 for fun. I have everything but the barrel, which will be here Monday. Here is the breakdown so far:

Hogue OM stock
PC bolt assembly
PC trigger/hammer/sear upgrade (having problems getting the trigger to engage, but that is for another thread)
Tac Sol 16.5" threaded bull barrel (will get a can for it sometime in the distant future)

Since I ditched the original barrel I am going to have to put something on it optic wise to be able to shoot it. I do not plan to do any super accurate bench rest shooting. Just general plinking at steel and some paper targets. Maybe some light varmint hunting.

I want it to be light to carry, and quick to get on target. I feel the red dot fits this category. However, I do not want to hinder myself at some longer distances, which is why I feel some magnification would be good.

This is the only area of this build I am struggling with which direction to go. What say you?
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:17 PM   #2
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I like traditional scopes myself, and I'm a huge fan of Nikon. For versatility, I'd say the Nikon, there's something fun about going longer distance with a little .22 and the Nikon will give you that. Weight isn't much of a problem with them either.
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Agreed. I've got an Eotech on my AR, but for tack driving (the direction you're obviously leaning) def go with the scope.
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id look at the simmons line of optics. 98% of my scoped guns have them and i have had no trouble out of them. you get lifetime replacement with them and you dont break the bank.
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what scope sizes do you guys recommend for the 10/22's? being able to reach out a little distance is always fun.
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what scope sizes do you guys recommend for the 10/22's? being able to reach out a little distance is always fun.
What distances are you thinking about
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I like traditional scopes myself, and I'm a huge fan of Nikon. For versatility, I'd say the Nikon, there's something fun about going longer distance with a little .22 and the Nikon will give you that. Weight isn't much of a problem with them either.
They do seem to be a good value for the money spent.
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They do seem to be a good value for the money spent.
I have the next level up Nikon and it is fantastic. The lifetime Warranty on them is a really nice thing too. In general, for what you are thinking, I feel that the Nikon would be your best bet.
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I have the next level up Nikon and it is fantastic. The lifetime Warranty on them is a really nice thing too. In general, for what you are thinking, I feel that the Nikon would be your best bet.
I ended up getting the Nikon.
Haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but I am very excited. Very pleased with the quality so far.
I'll have to get some pics up when I get a chance.
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10/22 is a nice little rifle. good choice going with the Nikon
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