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Old December 20th, 2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default What scope for 100-200 yards for my m&p15-22

I think I am going to add a scope to my AR15-22, Would like to be accurate at 100-200 yards, would like to spend under $150.
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Just got money for Christmas towards a scope. Same price range. Any advice?
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Hard to get good 100 yd+ glass under $150.

I like the Leupold AR series as well as the Nikon AR-specific models, but they start in mid $300 range IIRC.

Watch swfa.com's "sample list" for grade A trade-ins.

I've heard good things about NC Star glass for a budget scope - but no first-hand experience.
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You can get a Nikon Pro-Staff in that price range. It is their entry level line. I run Buckmaster's and Monarch's and have been very happy with bang for the buck with my Nikon's.
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Consider a fixed low power shot gun scope if they are available,
I really like the two Nikon scopes I have they are exceptionally clear

$150 price range is a little tough.

Good luck with your search.
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I think I am going to add a scope to my AR15-22, Would like to be accurate at 100-200 yards, would like to spend under $150.
you are not going to be accurate at 100yrds with that rifle let alone 200yrs. Bullet drop on a .22 is about 4-8 inches depending at 100yrds. You will be able to hit the target, but don't expect to put any kind of groups together.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 03:22 PM   #7
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you are not going to be accurate at 100yrds with that rifle let alone 200yrs. Bullet drop on a .22 is about 4-8 inches depending at 100yrds. You will be able to hit the target, but don't expect to put any kind of groups together.
Define accurate. I don't see any problem with 1" groups at 100 yards...

FWIW, I've had bad luck with BSA scopes which tend to fit this price range/caliber. I'd recommend staying away from them (mine was on a .177 pellet rifle and I had issues).
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You will have about a 4' drop at 200 yards with a .22lr, give or take a little depending on the ammo used...but still, you are really lobbing them out there at that range.

Anyway, look into Mueller scopes...a lot of guys swear by them for reasonably priced optics.
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You will have about a 4' drop at 200 yards with a .22lr, give or take a little depending on the ammo used...but still, you are really lobbing them out there at that range.

Anyway, look into Mueller scopes...a lot of guys swear by them for reasonably priced optics.
It sure is fun as hell to ring steel at 300 yards with a .22lr. Not many things will put a smile on your face like that.
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It sure is fun as hell to ring steel at 300 yards with a .22lr. Not many things will put a smile on your face like that.
I have never tried 300 yards, but I have done a lot of shooting at 200 yards with my .22 pistol (Ruger MkIII hunter, 6 7/8" barrel). We set up a bunch of tomatoes on a hill across my pond, and lobbed a few hundred rounds down range at them.

It was definitely more luck than skill, but every once in a while somebody would get lucky and we would see one explode. I wouldn't call it accurate at that range, but you could keep the bullets in the general area once you got used to the elevation and wind drift. It was a blast for sure, I'm looking forward to trying it again next summer since I just got my brother and dad new 10/22's for Christmas.
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You will have about a 4' drop at 200 yards with a .22lr, give or take a little depending on the ammo used...but still, you are really lobbing them out there at that range.

Anyway, look into Mueller scopes...a lot of guys swear by them for reasonably priced optics.
I'd like to see what kind of ammo you are using to get a 4" drop at 200yrds. Federal bulk round I use are 4-8" @ 100yrds depending
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Define accurate. I don't see any problem with 1" groups at 100 yards...

FWIW, I've had bad luck with BSA scopes which tend to fit this price range/caliber. I'd recommend staying away from them (mine was on a .177 pellet rifle and I had issues).
a .22 needs alittle fine tuning to put 1" groups @ 100yrds...of course I use bulk ammo so that could be the big part of the problem
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I'd like to see what kind of ammo you are using to get a 4" drop at 200yrds. Federal bulk round I use are 4-8" @ 100yrds depending
I said 4', not 4". I mainly shoot CCI 40 grain mini-mags. They really start to fall off fast after 100 yards. My ballistics program (which I have found to be very accurate) says you will have 5.44" of drop at 100 yards, with a 50 yard zero range. 150 yards, 19.24" drop. 200 yards, 42.71" drop. 300 yards shows 123.72" drop.

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I said 4', not 4". I mainly shoot CCI 40 grain mini-mags.
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Define accurate. I don't see any problem with 1" groups at 100 yards...

FWIW, I've had bad luck with BSA scopes which tend to fit this price range/caliber. I'd recommend staying away from them (mine was on a .177 pellet rifle and I had issues).
Was that bsa a rifle scope or a pellet rifle scope there is a difference ? The scopes they make for pellet rifles are pretty reliable. Guys around here shoot for money in thier barns during the winter . Many are setup with bsa's .
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If you really want to be accurate with a .22 their is a huge differance in accuracy from bulk ammo to match grade ammo. I have goofed around with Federal Gold Medal match ammo out of my 10 .22 The groupings at 50 yards go from 1 inch to 1/3rd inch immeadiatly shooting from a gun vice, this is out of a rifle that has fired 20,000 plus rounds over the past 20 years.
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If you really want to be accurate with a .22 their is a huge differance in accuracy from bulk ammo to match grade ammo. I have goofed around with Federal Gold Medal match ammo out of my 10 .22 The groupings at 50 yards go from 1 inch to 1/3rd inch immeadiatly shooting from a gun vice, this is out of a rifle that has fired 20,000 plus rounds over the past 20 years.
I have some buddies that have more money in 10/22's than they should, and they keyhole at 100yrds...however those rifles didn't start like, alot of fine tuning went into getting them there
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I'm guilty of spending WAY too much on a few different 10/22 builds (each one could have been a damn nice AR or 1911 instead)...but they are so much damn fun to shoot. I'm actually ready to start another, so if anybody knows of a cheap one, let me know .

I never tried 100 yard benchrest shooting with mine, but did a lot at 25 and 50 yards...they were stupid accurate at 50, so I assume they would have held good groups at 100 also. I just didn't have enough scope on any of mine for that.
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I'm guilty of spending WAY too much on a few different 10/22 builds (each one could have been a damn nice AR or 1911 instead)...but they are so much damn fun to shoot. I'm actually ready to start another, so if anybody knows of a cheap one, let me know .

I never tried 100 yard benchrest shooting with mine, but did a lot at 25 and 50 yards...they were stupid accurate at 50, so I assume they would have held good groups at 100 also. I just didn't have enough scope on any of mine for that.
with bulk ammo I hold great groups at 50yrds...at 100yrds I hold about 4", with some work I know I could get it down...however mine is a shooter, made for shoot, made to be banged around, ect...it is my favorite rifle to shoot, hands down
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Remington 597 . Synthetic stock stainless barrel, all stock. 50 dollar scope. Cheap bipod.

All day long with almost any kind of ammo..... 1.5 inch 100 yard groups.
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