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FAC application in and getting a C Z .22 455 LR SILHOUETTE / VARMIT,16inch B/L DAY SCOPE ADVICE

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by ratman60, May 22, 2015.

  1. ratman60

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    hello, as above and looking for advice on scopes ?, what do forum members use? max 100mtrs dont like greeny/red thingy, i have this spare a NIKKO STIRLING 3X9X50 AO MOUNTMASTER would this be ok? short or high mounts?most used day time till dusk and maybe RED torch? also any info as to what silencer ?? 1/2 inch UNF all advice appreciated, thanks for looking.
     
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    The scope you have will probably be fine for that range. Does it have a mildot ret?
    I mainly use the photon on my LR nowadays but have a Simmons Whitetail Classic 3 x9 -50 I swap over on pictitinny mounts for day use now. I like the simple duplex ret and the glass is good for these distances. Because I tend to stick to similar ranges I don't need to have fancy rets and can allow a smudge of holdover/under.
    The problem I have with adjustable scopes is I fiddle about too much and I prefer them fixed now, so I've no choice.
     
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    As above, I use a fixed mag of x7 on my .22.
     
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    hello harry, yes it has mildot reticule. i am going to use a day scope until i get use to using a L/R and longer ranges,
     
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    A SAK moderator is inexpensive and works fine - the old Parker Hale mods are great if you can find one.

    If you want to use that scope it will certainly work - if it were mine I'd leave it on 6x or 7x and not touch the zoom. Learn the aim points at range or use a laser and click your elevation to aim dead on.

    A mil dot is comparatively limited with a rimfire IMHO because the dots are too far apart at low mag and high mag is a pain for most people when hunting.

    Example:

    50 yard zero with Ely subs using mil dots on 7x gives around 87, 122 and 154 in the first three mil dots.

    At 14x the mil dots would be around 66, 87, 104, 122 (ish)

    This is the curse of multiple aim points - many scopes are only really useful for a particular calibre at too high a magnification to work with effectively.

    I run a 6x42 Meopta on my .22 rimfire and I have no plans to change it any time soon. Simple point and shoot with a couple of aim points if I want them.

    Good luck !
     
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    Use a Mamba Lite on the LR, works just fine with 50yd zero, on 10 mag, also good when using nv add on
     
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