When I bought my first .22 LR rifle, I knew I had to get a scope that could match the legendary rifle’s performance. At first, finding the best 22lr scope was not easy. But after trying out a variety of scopes, I have become somewhat of an expert in finding the best scope for 22lr.
It is for this reason that I have decided to compile my knowledge and insight into this informative article. In this article, I have compiled a list of scopes that made a good impression on me. Also, I will be telling you why I believe a .22lr rifle is a must have.
The .22lr is arguably the most common rifle in the market. Used primarily for target practice and hunting varmints, the .22lr has no recoil, and its bullets are cheap. It is important to note that you cannot use a .22lr rifle to take down big game.
In fact, in some states using a .22lr rifle to hunt big game is illegal. Since you will be hunting varmints that are small and not easy to spot a scope will come in handy. A scope will improve your accuracy and help you take out more rodents or varmints.
A Quick Comparision Of Best .22 Scope
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Vortex Optics Crossfire II 4-12x40 AO, Second Focal Plane Riflescope - Dead-Hold...
Hawke Sport Optics Riflescope - Vantage 4-16X50AO Mil Dot IR
Primary Arms Fixed Power 6X32 Rifle Scope w/ACSS .22LR BDC Reticle PA6X32-22LR
Nikon P-RIMFIRE BDC 150 Rifle Scope, Black
Nikon PROSTAFF RIMFIRE II 3-9X40 BDC150
Burris Droptine Riflescope with Ballistic Plex .22 Reticle, 2-7x35mm
BSA Sweet .22, 3-9x40mm, Duplex, Rifle Scope
BARSKA 3-9x32 Plinker-22 Riflescope
Leupold 113872 VX-1 Rimfire Scope with Fine Duplex Reticle, Matte Black Finish
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Characterstics Of Best Scope For 22lr
So which is the best .22 rifle scope? The best 22 scope will have some unique characteristics.
- For starters, it will be lightweight and have an average sized objective lens.
- As for the tube, it will be a 1-inch barrel with a nitrogen filled interior.
- Also, the best 22lr rifle scope should have either a fixed or an adjustable magnification. A Fixed magnification of 4X to 6X or a variable magnification of 3X to 9X.
Anything beyond 9X will cause images to be blurry. These are some of the basic features that you should look out for when shopping for the best scope for a 22lr rifle. Below are my top picks for the best .22lr scope.
In conclusion, when you want the best .22 scope, you will have to be ready to do some research. And this article is a good place to start your research. All the scope’s reviewed offer something different.