Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/Scope for rimfire

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I have a remington model 572 22 cal. rifle.  Ive always wanted to put scope on it.  What advice on what type and optics I should get?

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Ron,

There are many choices available in the 22 LR scope selection, your personal budget and rifle usage also come in to play. In general you get the glass that you are willing to pay for. Prices vary greatly as does quality.

To begin with you want the right tool for the job. Restrict your selection to scopes that are designed specifically for "Rim Fire" use. The parallax will be set to shorter distances such as 50 yards vs up to a common 150 yards for standard (Center Fire) rifle scopes.

Most big box stores will have 22 RF scopes available for less than $100 some of which will include rings. Limit your selection to scopes with a one inch tube. I recommend that you select a variable power scope such as a 2x7 or 3x9.

The large manufacturers such as Leupold and Nikon also make high quality glass in their rim fire line but retail prices will be in the $300 range. My personal choice is Leupold however your personal budget and scope requirements may vary.

Thanks for the question.
Sid Lark

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I can answer questions concerning hand guns, rifles, shotguns and related ammo and ballistics questions. I cannot answer questions concerning paint-ball, airguns, etc. Also any questions related to hunting and/or related firearm useage can be answered. If asking about gun history and/or values please limit your question about one gun at a time. I limit the number of questions to five a day (so I have time to respond to all) and it defeats that purpose if I'm being ask about a half dozen guns or more in just "one" question.

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I have over 35 years experience in hunting, shooting sports, and firearm collecting. I am a outdoor skills/hunter education instructor. I am a firearms instructor and have participated in PPC competition for many years in the midwest. I have received training in counter sniper tactics and held a position in said capacity on a police emergency response team. Retired law enforcement professional. I have held a F.F.L. and owned a firearms store for over 10 years. I also am currently the president of a 1400 member conservation organization which oversees shotgun, handgun, and rifle shooting sports.

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Life Member of the North American Hunting Club and the N.R.A. Adam's Conservation Club President. Hunter Ed. Instructor for Ohio Division of Wildlife. State Chairman of Ohio Ducks Unlimited. Past member of the Ohio Gun Collectors and Ohio Police Chief's Associations. Past member of the International Assoc. of Chief's of Police. Past member of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and Criminal Justice Training Center.

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