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I'm thinking about putting a red dot scope on my 10/22. Should I just get a regular scope instead? Input and suggestions welcome.
 

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It depends what you want to do with it...If your hunting tree rats, a scope is really nice. If you want it to shoot tin cans, and to have as a handy little back up gun, I would just stick with a good set of iron sites as long as you can.
 

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Well, as John mentioned, it depends on what you want to do with it. I kept a scope on mine for years, but seldom go squirrel hunting anymore, so I just recently decided to trick mine out with a red dot and folding stock. I love it! It is loads of fun, and I now shoot my 10/22 more than I have in years!

 

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Again, dependin' on what you want to do with it.

I like red dots. No magnification so less tremors, no paralex worries, huge field of view, unlimited eye relief, very fast to use, low profile, and a big advantage in low light.

The scope will give more precision---especially at distance. No batteries to contend with. and generally a sharper, clearer view of the target.

kind of like comparin' a scapel to a butcher knife----each has its purpose...............

For me, the cheapest red dot i would consider is the millet. Anything less in my opinion is suspect.
 

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Last time I used anything like that-I put an Aimpoint or Bsquare or something like that... on a Winch 1200---for about a week... it was long and slim with a lexan dome on the front end....I'll bet they're better now...can you get head-shot accuracy at 25 yards by putting a good red dot on a 10/22? Do you have to have excellent lighting? Iron sights and my old peepers don't dance so well these days....may even be the answer for my .44 or .30-.30 rifle I plan on this summer.....I'll look at the millet site...if I can find it...website, I mean...
 

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I may end up going with Hi Viz sites for the time being. Under $40 for the set. I'll have to shoot it a bit and see what I think. I know I don't like the iron sites. Maybe I'll paint them up like I did on the XD 45. That seemed to work real well.
 

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I had a red dot on a H&R single shot one time, it was okay for low light conditions for short range. Not having a retical caused some confusion for targets/game at closer ranges when having it sighted in for longer ranges etc. I'm going to prolly get one for my new little carbine simply because of shorter range shooting out to only about 50 yards.

You have to get used to the fixed sighting with no magnification, and the smaller the target the red dot can cover them. So it's a toss up in what you intend its use for. You can get a scope with a red mil dot center with magnification and have the best of both worlds.
 

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Nice guns Sarge! Thanks for the link too. :)
 

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I always have something to do, because I don't know how to stop spending money. :?
 

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Bountyhunter said:
I always have something to do, because I don't know how to stop spending money. :?

I know that felling well :lol:
 

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It's not our fault....they keep comin' up with neat new stuff that we need.....and we keep findin' neat old stuff that we've been lookin' for......
 

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And you can spend a lot on a 10/22, lots to buy. :eek:
 

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How many times have you said "This is the last gun I need." :lol:

I have a Red Dot/Green Dot from Bushnell on my SBH and a Old Redfield scope on my Marlin M80 bolt action 22. I shoot smaller things with the 22 so like the precision of a scope. The red dot is great for quick target acquisition and at handgun range plenty accurate to hit a deer vitals.
 
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