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What are some good, but budget rimfire scopes? Looking for something like a 2-7x or maybe a 3-9x. Wanna stay somewhat low on the low end magnification and don't need it to go up that high as this will be primarily for my 8-year-old son, and 100 yards is about the max that he'll be shooting from for a while. Debated a 1-6x or even a 1-4x(I have a fixed 4 power scope on the gun now but I robbed it off of my bolt gun and I really like it on my bolt gun so I wanna put it back on that).

Gun it's going on is just a cheap Savage model 62 that I picked up for my son to plink with. I don't really wanna put a $200 scope on a $100 gun. Was looking at the BSA Sweet 22 lineup but don't have any experience with them. I think I recall people liking them though? They have a 2-7x32 model that looks like it would work well, and it's only $60 on Optics Planet. Anybody have any other suggestions though before I snag that BSA?
 

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For 22 I dont think you can really go wrong. I have a cheap Bushnell Banner 3-9 that does the trick. It was under a hundo but idr exactly.
 
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On my 10/22 that I traded - I had a Nikon Prostaff Rimfire 2-7x. It was pretty nice for the money. I think I paid around $100 for it and the mount.
 
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Had a friend asking me about a budget scope for his boys .22 bolt action today.

He’s looking for something he can pop squirrels with. 50-100ft in backyard. Any suggestions?
 
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I grew up shooting Marlin 60 irons out to a hundred ... I think less is more starting out. Learn irons first then move into reticles.

I like the Vortex and Nikon for a 22. Doesn’t break the bank and good for anything inside 100.

Optics has a Vortex Diamondback Tactical 3x9 he can have room to grow into for about $170
 

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Dammit! I forgot I started this thread. :classicdoh:

I ended up just buying a cheap Tasco 3-9x32 off of Amazon. Just a basic duplex reticle, gonna set it and forget it and teach him how to use Kentucky windage.

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I love these little tiny Tasco scopes that come with a 15mm or 20mm tube on some rimfires. I have a couple of them but they're too hard for my son to see out of. Hopefully with this 32mm tube he'll be able to see out of it easier. I just hope this one is as good as the little 3-7x20 Tasco that I've had forever. That thing literally held zero on my old Rem 597 for 15 years or so.

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I think I'm gonna upgrade the bolt .22 scope next to something that I don't doubt he could adjust the windage and elevation all day long on and I know it'll return to zero. I doubt this Tasco will do it, but on a semi auto .22 let's face it, he's gonna be exercising accuracy by volume until his 10rd mag runs dry. A bolt gun will teach him more about marksmanship. I just need to find a better teacher for him for that than me, lol. Or maybe this is a perfect excuse to set up a centerfire bolt gun and take one of @cmshoot classes.
 

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I might still take you up on this offer though. You know what diameter tube that is? I may have some rings I could throw on the bolt .22 and use that for now until I can upgrade it or I feel like he needs to be upgraded. I have a fixed 4 power on the bolt gun now and love it but my son can't see hits with it with a .22 much past 25 yards so he doesn't know where he's hitting.
 
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I might still take you up on this offer though. You know what diameter tube that is? I may have some rings I could throw on the bolt .22 and use that for now until I can upgrade it or I feel like he needs to be upgraded. I have a fixed 4 power on the bolt gun now and love it but my son can't see hits with it with a .22 much past 25 yards so he doesn't know where he's hitting.

It's probably 1 inch. I'll check it later.
 
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Got the Tasco from Amazon earlier today. I ordered it on Monday at around midnight. That's crazy fast for Amazon right now. Unlike Optics Planet that I paid $25 for 2 day shipping on and they took over a week to get to me.

Anyways, sorry for the rant. This thing is clear as hell, and feels like a quality scope with a much higher price tag. I'm excited to get it zeroed and stretch not only the scope but also this budget .22 out a little bit. I have less than $200 into this thing as it sits, and I also have a red dot and a dovetail to Weaver/1913 rail mount for it too. I'm planning on making a sling out of paracord that I already have too. Thinking about either selling or returning the red dot and the adapter mount because I doubt I'll ever use it.

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Got the Tasco from Amazon earlier today. I ordered it on Monday at around midnight. That's crazy fast for Amazon right now. Unlike Optics Planet that I paid $25 for 2 day shipping on and they took over a week to get to me.

Anyways, sorry for the rant. This thing is clear as hell, and feels like a quality scope with a much higher price tag. I'm excited to get it zeroed and stretch not only the scope but also this budget .22 out a little bit. I have less than $200 into this thing as it sits, and I also have a red dot and a dovetail to Weaver/1913 rail mount for it too. I'm planning on making a sling out of paracord that I already have too. Thinking about either selling or returning the red dot and the adapter mount because I doubt I'll ever use it.

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I just canceled two Optics Planet orders. They're a fucking joke from what I can tell. Two different things failed to mention on backorder or out of stock or anything. One actually said ships in 3-7 days or some shit idr exactly. I figured that delay was because of Covid. I go back and look a week later and one says it will ship in 25-25 days and the other 29-39 days!!!
 
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I just canceled two Optics Planet orders. They're a fucking joke from what I can tell. Two different things failed to mention on backorder or out of stock or anything. One actually said ships in 3-7 days or some shit idr exactly. I figured that delay was because of Covid. I go back and look a week later and one says it will ship in 25-25 days and the other 29-39 days!!!
Dicks. I just ordered last night and got a shipping “soon” email. I’m afraid to go back and look now.


Edit, nothing new yet.
 

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Dicks. I just ordered last night and got a shipping “soon” email. I’m afraid to go back and look now.


Edit, nothing new yet.
Go to the order status page and put in your order number and zip code lol.
 

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Yeah it may be months! lol sorry

I opted to purchase from amazon for $24 more dollars and have it in a week or less rather than god knows when...
Only place I could find it “in stock”. I think KAC has discontinued it.