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    Default Rimfire specific scopes?

    Looking at scopes for a .22lr bolt action. I see there are Rimfire specific versions available. How is it different to a regular scope? An example is the Leupold VX freedom range, they have got a standard 3-9x40 as well as a rimfire version. Does it make a difference?

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    Default Re: Rimfire specific scopes?

    Rimfire scopes parallax normally set at 50yds. Normal rifle scopes with fixed parallax at 100yds. You could have issues at short distances with a scope with parallax set at 100yds.

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    Default Re: Rimfire specific scopes?

    The parallax free range is set up much closer - center fire rifles are generally set at about 100 m - Yards perhaps even at 150.
    The .22 intended scopes are at about 30/40 m

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    Default Re: Rimfire specific scopes?

    That said all my .22 have other guys discarded 4 power old Lynx and Tasco scopes, I really have no issue - perhaps if I was shooting compo or field mice at 50 m I would notice a problem, but as at now my boy and I have no feeling of needing anything better.

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    Default Re: Rimfire specific scopes?

    Made the mistake of buying a “normal” 3-9 leupold scope. The reticle doesn’t focus nicely on anything close range.

    Ended up replacing it with a Nikon Prostaff Target EFR 3-9x40 Can set the parallax to 10m



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    Default Re: Rimfire specific scopes?

    DJVier has a Nikon Target EFR for sale on here...

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    Default Re: Rimfire specific scopes?

    Thanks guys. I am considering getting a lynx 2-7 and getting the parallax set at 50. Apparently it is possible.

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    Default Re: Rimfire specific scopes?

    Why don't you take a look at Hawke optics?

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    Default Re: Rimfire specific scopes?

    I have got a Redfield Battlezone TAC 22 2-7x34 on my singleshot Walther heavy barrel. Works great. Bonus is the scope comes with a turret calibrated for 36gr@1260fps if I remember correctly. Makes shooting at different distances a bit easier. Cost about R3k

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    Default Re: Rimfire specific scopes?

    Perfect choice imho. I have one on my BRNO no2. Make sure you get the finest possible reticles. Remember Lynx will set the parallax at whatever distance you want. For a .22LR 50 yards should be ideal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antlion View Post
    Thanks guys. I am considering getting a lynx 2-7 and getting the parallax set at 50. Apparently it is possible.

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