New member, building up a ruger 10/22 for semi-serious target competition at my gun club. All the volquartsen goodies, .92 barrel, etc. Indoor range is 50ft (so about 17 yds), outdoor will be shooting at 50, 75 and 100 yds.
So heres my requirements (feel free to call me out if any of them seem misguided):
I know everyone says get a fixed 4 power, but the variable power will help me in the different ranges, so I've pretty much made up my mind to get something around 3 or 4 on the low end to 10 or 12 on the high.
A/O is a must. Preferably down to at least 10 yds, 15 absolute minimum.
1" tube is a must.
At least 32, 40 preferred
Quality eye relief isnt a huge deal but appreciated.
No real hard desire for one reticle over another, but mil dot or something similar is cool by me.
Price: Plenty of people in the posts I have read so far either want a scope thats less than gun, or one that costs several times more. I want something in the middle. 150$ or under is optimal. 200$ is really my ceiling but if I'm wasting money on a scope that will go south in a year by spending less let me know.
So from searching through this forum and spending entirely too much time at the gun shop talking to people, I've found a few choices. Wanted to get some thumbs up or down, or even other suggestions:
BSA Sweet 17 3-12x40 a/o incredible deal at 89.95$ http://www.riflescopes.com/products/17312X40/bsa_3-12x40_swe et_17_riflescope.htm
Simmons 22 Mag 3-9x32 a/o super cheap at 59.95$ http://www.riflescopes.com/products/NEW511072/simmons_3-9x32 _22_mag_rifle_scope.htm
Bushnell Trophy Air Gun 4-12x40 a/o top end of my price range at 184.95$ (is it ok to use an air gun scope on a rimfire????) http://www.riflescopes.com/products/734124/bushnell_4-12x40_ trophy_air_gun_scope.htm
Weaver classic rimfire 3-9x32 a/o really more than I'm willing to spend at 211.95$ http://www.riflescopes.com/products/849398/weaver_3-9x32_cla ssic_rimfire_rifle_scope.htm
I'd love the burris or leupolds but they're really too expensive for me.
Did I miss anything, are BSA and Simmons really so crappy as people say - that sweet 17 is mighty cheap?
Yes its my first post, yes I searched the forum, yes I'm a newbie - be nice
Thank you in advance