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    22LR Bolt Action Magnification

    What magnification do you all prefer on a 22lr bolt action rifle?

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    I have a little 3-9x on my old Marlin but a 6-24x on my nrl22 rifle. So it depends....

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    That really is determined by intended use. People shoot matches with very high mag ie 24X, people hunt with 1-6 or 3-9X42 is scopes. I have 3-9's on mine.

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    22LR Bolt Action Magnification

    I don't own a bolt action 22.....

    My closest comparative are two Ruger 10/22's. They are used to hunt, eliminate vermin and target practice.

    They both wear Leupy Rimfire scopes 2-7 power.
    Last edited by HKGuns; 11-28-21 at 20:32.

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    I have a Bergara B14R that I have Vortex Strike Eagle 5-24x56 on. I love it and regularly shoot it at 300yds.
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    I usually go with straight 4s. I have a Leupold on my Kimber 82B and a S&B on my Anschutz 1527F.

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    That would depend on the purpose of the rifle, long range, squirrel hunting, etc.

    My .22LR varmint rifle has a fixed 4 power scope. My 300 yard steel target rifle has a 4x16 -44mm scope mounted on it.
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    Have a dedicated 4x fixed on a bolt action Kimber, also on 10-22's that the kids shot growing up.

    Have a 2-7 Leupold on a Tikka T1X.

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    For squirrels and general target shooting I use Leupold 3-9 rimfires. For target/precision I use SWFA 3-15X42 largely due to the fact that the parallax is adjustable down to six meters
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    I have a T1x primarily used for targets and PRS rimfire matches. It usually has a Strike Eagle 5-25x56 on it, but is currently sporting an Athlon Cronus BTR Gen 2 4.5-29x56. I took that combination out to 486 yards at my last match.

    Of note, though, I generally keep it at around 12x to 16x for that style of shooting. The extra magnification is a nice to have, but I see no reason why you couldn't be very successful with a 4-16 or 3-12 scope for precision rimfire. That would work just as well for varmints or any other rimfire stuff.

    The important thing to me is that it focuses down to 25 yards or less and that the turrets track well.
    Last edited by BrigandTwoFour; 11-26-21 at 08:23.
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