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Tried a couple on 10/22's, both junk! One could not adjust focus on crosshairs and other the was not nearly as clear as other inexpensive scopes. Save your money.
 

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I've not used either of those particular two, so take the following lightly: In general NcStar doesn't have a great name; however, I've used an NcStar SFS3940R on my Marlin Model 60 for a few years now. I prefer it over my other sub-$40 scope, a Centerpoint CP392RG. Both hold a zero well, the NcStar just has better colour/light (although it's also a 40 vs a 32).

The only complaint I've ever had with it is that the turrets have a flathead screwdriver center and they are recessed inside the threaded area that the covers go onto. This means to adjust them you'll either need a flathead screwdriver or you'll have to just press your finger strongly against the face of the knob and turn.

I'd double check to see if that is how the ones you're looking at are. If so, consider that as a slight inconvenience when you are zeroing, vs a scope with knurled turrets that can more easily be clicked.
 

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Right now for $40.00 you can get the BSA Sweet 22 scope. Better scope and has more features.

Amazon.com: BSA Sweet .22 3 - 9x40 mm Scope Matte Black: Sports & Outdoors
I've got a BSA Sweet on another rifle, excellent scope for the money. Very nice. But it's over 13" long. I don' think I'd be able to zip up the case with a scope that long on the rifle.

So I broke down and put my Clearidge scope on the takedown with some quick release Weaver rings.

The Clearidge is 11.5" long and resulting in the buttstock hanging out the end of the receiver pocket but I can still zip it closed, so I guess it's ok.

Tomorrow I'll see how the arrangement works.

I'm very curious to see if zero is maintained; 1. When I take the rifle down but leave the scope on and 2. When I take the rifle down AND remove the scope from the rail and then put it back on.

The Clearidge is a great scope, by the way. Every time I look through it I think, "Man am I glad I bought this scope."

I got it not long after they hit the market. At that time (I don't know about now) they were sold by Clearidge directly to those that wanted them. No middleman.

I was surprised to see they are going for $245 these days. I paid considerably less back then. These scopes are as good, if not better than the comparable Leupold scopes. Sounds like a crazy claim, I know. But I'm not kidding. They're fantastic scopes.

I read somewhere they get their glass from Light Optics in Japan which makes glass for some real high end scopes.

If your looking for a great scope for relatively (compared to Leupold, Bushnell Elite et al) low dough, check out the Clearidge line. You can thank me later.

Welcome - Clearidge Optics!
 
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