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Old 12-31-2004, 02:16 PM
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Nikon Prostaff 4x-32mm rimfire scope on henry lever action.

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I am interested in installing a rifle scope to my Henry Repeating Arms Lever Action 22 lr. Originally I was thinking about purchasing a Leupold VX-I 2x-7x-33 gloss scope; but knowing that the gun is only worth 150 dollars, i'm not willing to spend much on it. Today I was eye-shopping at my local sporting goods store and I came upon a Nikon Prostaff 4x-32mm rimfire scope. That scope retails for $99.00 at most department stores, and can be had for around $70 on Ebay. Now I have heard many people claim that fixed a scope is excellent for a .22 rifle, and Nikon claims that this scope has been optimized for distances around 60 yards. It's kinda like a shotgun scope I suppose, but with a smaller duplex.

So I was hoping to get some recommendations from some people. What would be a economical, good all-around scope for a lever action rifle? If anybody owns a Nikon rimfire scope, tell me what you like about it.

I love Leupold riflescopes, but I need something that won't bust the bank.

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Old 01-02-2005, 02:43 PM
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After 40 years of shooting 22 rifles, my philosophy is real simple......Buy a good 4X scope for about 40 bucks, mount it properly, and get it sighted in with the gun's favorite load. Unless you drop the gun off a cliff, you'll probably never need to mess with it again. The last scope I bought for a rimfire was $32.00 with tax, and ten years later it's just fine. I don't mind spending money for good scopes, but I can't see the need for a fancy "rimfire" scope on a 22. My last one is a 32mm with a silver finish, nice and clear, all the gun needs. I gave it to my daughter to shoot starlings in the walnut grove, she has learned to pop them quite handily out to 125 yards with a fencepost for a rest. Obviously, she knows the arched trajectory of a 22 pretty well! Makes her old man proud. Now if she'd just learn to clean it once in a while.....

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Old 11-10-2005, 05:30 PM
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I saw a man with one on a .243 Rem 700 and seems to be a pretty good scope. Clear, easy adjustments.
I helped him get it sighted in cause I ran out of ammo for my 1895 and that sucked. One other thing, if the hold up
recoil, I may consider one for the 1895.
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Old 11-22-2005, 08:33 AM
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I just bought my son one of these for his Marlin 15Y. It's a nice clear, bright scope for what he's used it for so far - the indoor 50' range. If my past experience with Nikon is any indicator, I expect that it will perform just as well in the field.
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Old 11-24-2005, 10:25 AM
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I like the fixed power for hunting on a 22 but I want the 40mm objective,nikon makes one and its nice.
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:13 PM
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Well CAB5,
I just a few miniutes ago ordered a Pine Ridge rimfire scope from Cabela's. Item#71-1310. $80.00 with rings.
I sorta took faucettb's advice from my post below this one.
My first scope on my first .22 was a 4X with a 3/4" tube. I did quite well with it. I still have them both, but the rifle is now scopeless.
The Pine Ridge scope is for my son's rifle. Expected delivery 12/5. We will see?
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Old 12-21-2005, 08:14 AM
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I've seen that gun somewhere...hmmm, thinking. OH YEAH...My gun safe! I had the 4x on my Marlin 336c, but went back to irons on that gun. Put the Nikon on the Henry...squirrels beware. Nice combo, but any decent 4x will do the trick just fine.

Mind you, this is the expensive side of cheap scopes or the cheap side of expensive scopes, whichever spin works for you. I find it to be decent, surely a step up from the BSA/TASCO etc. that I've messed with. Happy, bright, clear. No, it's not a $299 Leupold, but it's not a $49 BSA either. I give it 3 squirrels out of 5.


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