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I was thinking about getting a scope for my .22 rifle. Now I know you get what you pay for with them. But what would be a good low cost scope just for plinking with my .22. My friend got a scope for his .22 for 30bucks. And does not seem bad. But that kinda seems to cheap for any thing.
 

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When you talk cheap scopes, I generally tend to recommend that you stick to a fixed power, as there are less moving parts which equates to less chance that things will break or malfunction. Oh, and avoid BSA

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try the tasco "pronghorn" series of scopes. I have had a fixed 4X32 on a ruger 10/22 for about 6-7 years without one problem. Baged a lot of little critters with it!!

I agree with Mel, stay away from BSA. Might want to look at Leapers??
 

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Just really depends on what you want..........I guess the Tasco line that starts at $89 for a 3-9X40 is pretty good for the money. Next I would say the Nikon Buckmaster class, I think they start at $199?????

Try this - Go to walmart, buy the scope you want (be sure to keep the box and paperwork) if it craps out on you take it back! In the past this work for a fiend of mine (a cheap friend :D )
 

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Barksa's ARE CRAP! I bought one just to use one season on my 7mm Rem Mag, the guy more the less conned me into it, but I liked it and I could always return it. Anyway, got it to the range and I couldn't get it to hold zero! Let alone have enough MOA to be boresighted. Tightened some screws and that helped the problem, but I couldn't get more than 8/10 shots on target and I know it's not the gun or the shooter.

Returned it 3 days later. Needless to say I think they're junk.
 

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An elegant solution to the Rimfire question.

Hey, gang while I know many of you won't say this is an optimal solution here is my short range varmint rifle.

The Cooper Model 57 .17 HMR with a 3.2-17x44/58 ERGO EREK Lit MOA...

This combination perfored magnificently against ground squirrels out to 150 yards last summer in the Bitterroot Valley of South Western Montana. (Shown lower below)



My answer to the scope question is what my shooting partner was using and that is the low cost Burris Ballistic plex 3-9x Scope at a little over $225.

http://www.westcoasttactical.com/dmci/a ... 040009.jpg
 
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