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Just tricked out my 10/22 for me and my daughter to shoot, and bought a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 on Black Friday for $99. However, it's going to be shot at 50 yards 95% of the time, and I'm wondering if I should have gotten something with parallax adjustment?
If so, what do you guys suggest? Would like to stay at or around the $100 mark.
 

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Nikon makes the 3~9X40 in a rimfire, which is parallax corrected for 50 yards. They also make a centerfire model that is parallax corrected for 100 yards. If you got the rimfire model, you should be good to go.
 

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If you scope is not identified as a rimfire model, it will be parallax adjusted for 100 yards. Obviously, a scope with parallax adjustment set for 50 yards would be better for you, and one with an adjustable objective, or side parallax correction adjustment would be better still.

I find that an adjustable objective makes the most difference when shooting at short ranges, say 25 yards or less. The AO not only corrects for possible parallax error, but provides a much sharper focus on the target.

Nikon scopes are quite nice for their price range and I have several mounted on different rifles. For my two Ruger 10/22s I have had very good luck with two scopes made by Hawke Sport Optics both with adjustable objectives. These scopes are part of Hawke's Vantage line. One is a fixed power 4X32 which I don't believe is made any longer. The other is a Hawke Vantage 3-9x40 AO mil-dot.

The Hawke Vantage 3-9x40AO mil-dot is available on Amazon for $110. If you want something a bit more compact, Amazon also sells the Hawke Vantage 2-7x32 AO mil-dot for $100.
 

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UTG Bugbuster has adjustable parallax from 3 yds to infinity (though I can't see to infinity). Look around and you will find them for $60-$75 3-9 X 40
 

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Shoot the Nikon 3x9 it will work well. Consistent cheek weld will mitigate parallax error. Most .22 lr ammo will have more error than the scope. If you want to consistently shoot less than 1/2 inch at 50 yards you might have to upgrade some things.
 

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I bought a BSA "Sweet17" scope at Dick's. It was the display model so I got it for cheap (~$40). It has AO. I sighted it in and adjusted for parallax, since I shoot A-32 targets at 50 feet. My average score increased from 196.5/200 to 198.1/200 without AO. I could see that I had a fair amount of parallax error with the other scope. I'm reaching the point of diminishing returns, it would appear. I guess all that is left is cataract surgery and drinking less coffee. :eek:
 

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Either nikon prostaff or if you want to spend about 250 or so the ruger rimfire scopeis wonderful. I purchased a used 308 and shot it for about 1500 rounds and I decided to put on another scope and was shocked to find the scope was a leupold rimfire. Talk abot over built.
 
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