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Old July 14th, 2017, 12:27 PM #1
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Best scope for suppressed .22 bolt gun

My Ruger American rimfire with threaded barrel is ordered and my can is in jail for god knows how long so the last piece is glass. Anybody have recommendations for a dedicated subsonic 22 scope? This gun will likely eat a diet of 99% subs so no need for crazy magnification. However with that being said I am currently looking at the Vortex Copperhead 4-12 at joebobs for $129 or the Crossfire II 4-12 at Cabela's for $109. Thoughts? ideas? I'm also looking to stay under $150. The Crossfire II is pulling me that way since with the cheap Cabela's gift card it would be like $90 real cash. I've never owned Vortex magnified optics (2 SPARC red dots) so I'm not tied to that brand. Thanks
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I got this one. Reticle is marked for .22 subs.

http://www.hawkeoptics.com/vantage-3...-subsonic.html
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I got this one. Reticle is marked for .22 subs.

http://www.hawkeoptics.com/vantage-3...-subsonic.html
How do you like it?
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Old July 15th, 2017, 05:22 AM #4
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How do you like it?
Glass is clear. Reticle marks are pretty spot on with Remington subs. I have it on my FV-SR. I'd have to say I really like it.
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I got this one. Reticle is marked for .22 subs.

http://www.hawkeoptics.com/vantage-3...-subsonic.html
+1 for Hawke. I'd never heard of them until I bought my last PCP rifle. The salesman at Pyramyd Air recommended one, and I was (and am) blown away with the clarity, overall quality and value. Definitely worth investigating!
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Good info teratos! I am moving in the same direction as OP. I have the can but no gun to put it on.
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I am going to check out the Hawke. Never heard of them.

I have the Nikon 150 rimfires on the two rifles I have for suppressors. Been happy with them. I can go from 50yd paper to 100yd 3" plate quickly. The spot on app is pretty close or at least helps when changing ammo.
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Since the scope was going on a bolt gun basically dedicated to subsonics, I wanted a scope with that capability. I've been happy. Killed a couple of groundhogs with head shots. I have no complaints about the quality.
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Good info teratos! I am moving in the same direction as OP. I have the can but no gun to put it on.
I'll post up some info and pics when my Ruger comes in. It was between the Savage and this and the Ruger won out when I was looking for guns. Still gotta find a threaded Bobcat too!
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Old July 15th, 2017, 02:13 PM #10
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I got this one. Reticle is marked for .22 subs.

http://www.hawkeoptics.com/vantage-3...-subsonic.html
Interesting. The first one I pulled up online was $300 but there's a few on flea bay for $159 , which is more in my ballpark.
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I just shot that last rimfire match (FVSR) with a Nikon P223 3-9x. It comes with a BDC/holdover reticle and you can use the sweet Nikon app on your phone to figure out the holdovers based on specific ammo. You can mess with in online as well.

http://spoton.nikonsportoptics.com/s...spoton.html#:4

This app alone is worth its weight in gold. I zeroed at 40m and thats it. I made hits at 40, 60, 77, and 100 meters.

Similar to this:
http://shop.opticsplanet.com/nikon-b...RoCAN4QAvD_BwE

Here is what I have, bought from SLSC member NIB for close to $100:
http://shop.opticsplanet.com/nikon-p...RoCuU0QAvD_BwE

Lemme know and I can let you check it out. The FVSR suppressed is nice to shoot.
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I know you are looking to stay under $150 but man, I have never regretted the financial pain of buying better glass. I bet you won't regret it either.

Think about it, you have invested a lot of time and money in this project so far, do yourself a favor and don't go trailer park on us at this final stage by putting unworthy glass on it! Please!

I have had great luck with the Leupold VX-2 Rimfire EFR Rifle Scope on top of my suppressed precision .22 problem solver. Link to the scope below and here is what the scope looks like mounted. Been able to able to make some jaw dropping shots (for .22 long distances) with this rig.

http://ww8.basspro.com/shop/en/leupo...fr-rifle-scope


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I personally prefer to dial corrections versus any BDC type setup.

The Midway BSA Tactical 4-14x is a nice scope. And about $250 when on sale. AFAIK, the Mueller and Primary Arms 414x scopes are the same as the Midway one.

I have the Midway on my CZ 455 and like it.
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Ok I never bought anything and this is back on the hot list. I was reading field and stream and Dave Petzal said the Leupold VX-2 VFR is the best rimfire scope available so I started looking into that. I've blown past the original budget but that's OK. Some pics I see online show it with regular scope caps and some show finger dial turrets. I think I'm leaning toward the dial up vs drop reticle. Anybody have a reason for one over the other? Main purpose of this rifle is to kill squirrels quietly during bow season and maybe pest control should the need come up.
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The BDC reticle is only good for one particular ammo.

Dialing, you work up the dial ups for YOUR ammo.
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Ok I've decided on a scope. Going to buy the vortex below. Anybody have mount recommendations? I currently to own P series mounts, SSALT, Larue and Burris but was wondering if anybody had a recommendation for a one inch scope on a .22. Thanks

Vortex 4-12 I'm buying. Went over on price but oh well. I'll have a $1,500 .22 when this is all said and done with the can.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/VORTE...ES/2494697.uts

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