Need rimfire scope for old Remington 550-1
Bushnell Banner scopes in the 1X4 or 1.5 X 4.5 range are nice, adequate for the money. I have the Bushnell legend 2X7 that I really like so far on mine. Cost a little more but still a bargain for clarity and features it has, like the fast focus eyepiece. I myself don't see the need for more power on a 22 plinking rifle. Fast target acquisition is what I prefer.
Do not be tempted by those scopes costing literally 10 to 20 dollars over at Wally Mart that have the scope rings already on them stating that they are for a 22 rifle and look ready to go and complete, even with the rubber lens caps accessory included. Yes they will fit on the rifle but they are not worth the energy to open the plastic packaging with. They are beneath toy quality.
Others here of course will have other recommendations for scopes. You didn't really say what price range you were in but I am guessing you wanted to stay below $200.00 and probably below $100.00 for the 22, yes?
One of my very favorite inxpensive scopes for .22s and airguns is the Bushnell 3-9 Sportsman with adjustable objective, number 720039 http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-sp ... 20039.html. I actually took off a Leupold 3-9 Compact EFR http://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold-vx- ... scope.html from a Beeman R1 air rifle and replaced it with one of these Sportsmans. I used a special one piece airgun mount, and tossed the rings that came with the scope like I usually do. This is one of my favorite airguns and I shoot it a lot. Spring piston airguns like this have nasty dual recoil that regularly destroys non-airgun rated scopes. I mounted this scope on this particular gun because the scope has finger adjustable click adjustments, and I shoot it at three different distances. It has been perfect and repeatable at all three distances for several years and many thousands of rounds since. It's plenty bright and clear for my puposes. I have purchased several since then for other airguns and 22s.
A super quality scope for a 22 would be the previously mentioned Leupold 3-9 Compact EFR, or this 2-7 rimfire http://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold-var ... scope.html, also one of my favorites.
Millett (800-MILLETT) makes beautiful 3/8" rimfire rings, and they are windage adjustable. Nice products and they solve windage issues.
Weaver also makes a little known adapter to go from 3/8" to standard Weaver 7/8." The number is TO-10. This is used on raised bases almost exclusively, because you slide it on, and it requires clearance that most grooved receivers don't have.
If you just want something to mount on your gun for plinking, you should be plenty happy with the $70.00 Bushnell I mentioned, or perhaps a better choice for you would be Bushnell number 721393, the same thing without the adjustable objective, at a more reasonable $45.00.
If you expect the best quality and performance, though, you have to spend quite a bit more, like on the Leupolds.
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