PDA

View Full Version : Help me find a unicorn.



Mikthaniel
08-01-2014, 01:44 PM
So I have no idea where to begin.

I would like something compact in a fixed 3 or 4 X magnification for my .22lr.

But here's the kicker. I want a single dot reticle, and not one that can only work on battery.

Something that has a black dot reticle that does or doesn't have an illumination option.

Years ago a guy I ran into hunting had an old fixed 4X scope that had a tiny circle with a crosshair in the circle and I LOVE the simplistic clear view.

I only intend for close range gophers with my .22 so holdover and windage isn't going to come into play. I have my beloved .17 hmr to reach out to distant targets.

One time I found a cheap acog knockoff that fit my requirements but all the reviews said it was a piece of junk.

Can anybody point in in the right direction? (p.s. I'm also very frugal so I appreciate a good deal over top quality)

I am not hard on it and like I said, it won't be having it's limits tested often...

Thanks in advance!

Donny Fenn
08-02-2014, 12:33 PM
Check out some of the "turkey" reticles out there, they have some that sound like what you are looking for

Foxer
08-02-2014, 01:07 PM
Mueller scope, either the multishot or the speed shot. Great scopes, exactly what you want.

The multi shot is a 3-7, but it's a lot more compact than it looks on the website. the reticle is great, circle cross and dot just like you were mentioning. Dot illumnates. The thing tracks like a dream on animals. I use it on the 30-06 for brush shooting but it does just fine on the open ground too. The speed shot is a 1-4, very compact, it's just a dot but it's a 4 moa and works very well. A little more money, but a very nice scope for what it is. Both retain their black dots with the power off.

3MTA3
08-02-2014, 04:45 PM
Lucid with a magnifier maybe?

lone-wolf
08-02-2014, 04:47 PM
Vortex spitfire? the 3x model
or
Nikon p223, 3x32(100yrd parallax though)

Mikthaniel
08-03-2014, 10:02 AM
Great leads! Thanks guys...

Mikthaniel
08-03-2014, 10:27 AM
So I'm thinking this looks ideal...

http://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_3X_Compact_Scope_PAC3X_p/pac3x.htm

Foxer
08-03-2014, 10:30 AM
So I'm thinking this looks ideal...

http://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_3X_Compact_Scope_PAC3X_p/pac3x.htm

That's cool - but it says out of stock and discontinued. I wonder if they're going to come out with a replacement model

Mikthaniel
08-03-2014, 10:47 AM
They have a 4X version out now that is half again more expensive at around $270...

Maybe I can find a clearance old stock deal...

lone-wolf
08-03-2014, 11:09 AM
So I'm thinking this looks ideal...

http://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_3X_Compact_Scope_PAC3X_p/pac3x.htm

That looks like this: http://www.burrisoptics.com/ar332.html

Whoa, that thing is near $500 at cabelas canada

Edit, I see cabelas has their own branded one for a bit cheaper
http://www.cabelas.ca/product/46436/cabelas-3x-tactical-prism-sight

Mikthaniel
08-03-2014, 01:13 PM
Mueller scope, either the multishot or the speed shot. Great scopes, exactly what you want.


That speed shot would be perfect except I really don't want to go over $200 if I can avoid it...

Foxer
08-03-2014, 04:40 PM
Well lets go the other way then:
http://www.amazon.ca/Barska-AC11322-Electro-Sight-Mil-Dot/dp/B001THBEPI/ref=sr_1_4?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1407104135&sr=1-4&keywords=barska#productDetails

Barska is decent enough for the money. I have one on a 22, and it's fine. It's a mil dot rather than a circle dot - but it is an illuminated reticle so the reticle is still there when the power's off. See what you think of that - it'll leave you a few bucks left over for ammo.

Mikthaniel
08-03-2014, 05:11 PM
It's really mostly about the reticle really. I have a 3-9X multi-X scope on it. But I am getting an Archangel kit and figured I would go a little more tacticool sith the glass. But I really would only switch it up if I can get the reticle I'm looking for.

Mikthaniel
08-15-2014, 09:20 PM
Well I picked up a used rifle the other day and it came with an old Bushnell Sportview 4X fixed scope with the thinnest plain cross-hairs and excellent clarity...

I think I'm going to run with that...

Mikthaniel
08-15-2014, 09:23 PM
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/B3QAAOxy~ilSSumE/$T2eC16R,!zoE9s5ne2UUBSSumD3z-w~~60_57.JPG

Not as compact as I would like, but it fit my intentions pretty well and it was $150 with a free rifle attached...

lone-wolf
08-15-2014, 09:42 PM
old school

Foxer
08-15-2014, 09:57 PM
old school

sometimes old school is the best school :) My brother killed many a moose and deer with a scope just like that.

lone-wolf
08-15-2014, 09:58 PM
sometimes old school is the best school :) My brother killed many a moose and deer with a scope just like that.

eh, some old fixed 4x tasco is on my father's 30-30 that is still dropping deer, most recently by me.
See through rings as well, which seem common on old rifles.