Optic for Ruger 10 22

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  1. Jan 8, 2012 #1
    OKcherokee

    OKcherokee XDTalk 25K Member

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    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?

     
  2. Jan 8, 2012 #2
    EMN83

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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.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2012 #3
    DixieXD

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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.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2012 #4
    shootinnc1988

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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.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2012 #5
    wrxkyle

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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.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2012 #6
    AwPhuch

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    What distances are you thinking about
     
  7. Jan 9, 2012 #7
    OKcherokee

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    They do seem to be a good value for the money spent.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2012 #8
    EMN83

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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.
     
  9. Jan 30, 2012 #9
    OKcherokee

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    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.
     
  10. Jan 30, 2012 #10
    1simpson1

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    10/22 is a nice little rifle. good choice going with the Nikon :cool:
     

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