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lone-wolf
07-10-2015, 08:19 PM
So I got my .22 needing a scope, and I have the diamondback 2-7x kicking around surplus to my needs.
Will a centerfire scope work well enough on a .22 that's going to be used from 25-75yrds?
Or am I asking for a missed shot?

road kill
07-10-2015, 08:59 PM
Depends on how good your aim is if you will miss or not. I have never bought a scope that was intended for rimfire rifles only, never had an issue.

lone-wolf
07-10-2015, 09:07 PM
Depends on how good your aim is if you will miss or not. I have never bought a scope that was intended for rimfire rifles only, never had an issue.

Got to say, the diamondback does look like a nice fit for it. Find out next week at the range if there's an issue.

wolver
07-10-2015, 09:23 PM
I've bought a few centerfire rifle/scope package deals, and these scopes go directly on a rimfire. Haven't had a problem with them.

kennymo
07-10-2015, 09:28 PM
I've heard 'parallax' issues batted around as a potential problem. But I did have an old centrefire 4x on a .22 without apparent issue...

Swampdonkey
07-11-2015, 05:19 AM
Fixed parallax at 100-200yds can be a pain, but there won't be any real problems.

Kenwp
07-11-2015, 06:43 AM
I had one of those tiny rimfire scopes once and never again. I just buy a cheaper center fire scope and works perfect. Who's going to shoot a rimfire at 100-200 yards anyways.y one Marlin came with a Weaver 6x scope.Best deal I ever made.

killer kane
07-12-2015, 09:04 AM
I had one of those tiny rimfire scopes once and never again. I just buy a cheaper center fire scope and works perfect. Who's going to shoot a rimfire at 100-200 yards anyways.y one Marlin came with a Weaver 6x scope.Best deal I ever made.

I do.

wolver
07-12-2015, 09:08 AM
I do.

I also do, for kicks. Use a Tasco 6x24 on a Remington 597. Just aim 32" high at 200yds. 10-12" spread on a good day.

Swamphunter
08-31-2015, 07:03 PM
Wow. Nice shooting. As far as a centre fire scope on a rim fire goes, do it you will not be disappointed.
Swamp

Haywire1
08-31-2015, 07:08 PM
You shouldnt have an issue. I cycle more than a few scopes through my lakefield, center and rimfire. Never had a problem

Wendell
08-31-2015, 07:58 PM
2-7x35 Diamondback Rimfire has a 50-yard parallax setting which makes it ideal for use at close range on 22 rimfire, shotguns and muzzleloaders.
V-Plex reticle is the single best all-purpose hunting reticle intended for a wide variety of hunting applications.
Parallax is set at 50 yards. (http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-diamondback-2-7x35-rimfire-riflescope-v-plex-reticle)

2-7x35 Diamondback is designed for close to medium range use on centerfire rifles and shotguns.
V-Plex reticle is the single best all-purpose hunting reticle intended for a wide variety of hunting applications.
Parallax is set at 100 yards. (http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-diamondback-2-7x35-riflescope-v-plex-reticle)

762shooter
08-31-2015, 09:42 PM
I like to be able to dial the parallax error out. I use some centerfire scopes (Weaver KT 15, Bushnell Trophy XLT 4-13, Simmons 4-12, etc) with and adjustable objective lens or a rimfire scope with adjustable objective.

lone-wolf
09-01-2015, 07:26 AM
After having to use the diamondback(100yrd parallax version) at 25yrds, I ditched it for an AO scope and got better-ish results(in the 25yrd RAR thread)

Defenstrator
11-13-2015, 05:13 PM
I have a Diamondback 3-9 centerfire scope with 100 yard parallax mounted on my 10/22. No problem for me at all, but all my shooting is at the range at 50, 100, or occasionally 200 yards.

Marcel
11-20-2015, 03:21 PM
Never had any issues at closer ranges other than making sure your eye is centered to the scope.

3MTA3
11-21-2015, 06:27 AM
Wonder why non AO rimfire scopes typically have parallax adjusted for shorter distance if it does not make a difference?:rolleyes:

Certainly you want to sight along the optical center. Alot depends on the level of precision you want- if you are just trying to knock over a popcan probably does not matter, if you are trying to keep a 4Minute group from a unsupported position probably your groups will shift when going between different shooting positions.

Marcel
11-22-2015, 04:50 AM
Likely because guys buying their .22 rifles at the hardware store weren't looking to spend too much and weren't shooting at much over 50 yards most of the time anyway.

I always liked making the shot at any range from 15 feet out to 100, 150, even 200 yards so I always got to know where to hold with a certain rifle. I never adjusted the scope for different conditions, just zeroed it where I found was a happy medium and held over and into the wind when necessary. Made quite a few one-shot kills on crows and gophers that way.

A duplex reticle is handy for that.

Oh, and I always try to take a good rest, never made any decent long shots offhand.

Petamocto
11-22-2015, 07:48 AM
If it's just a crosshair then it doesn't matter if it's used for a centrefire, rimfire, or BB gun; the only time it would matter would be if you had multiple drop-based reticles for different ranges, because they have very different drop rates in the 100+ range.

For a rimfire in the ranges you're talking about (25-75), any crosshair-based scope will work just fine. Doing a 60m zero is probably your best bet, as the trajectory of a 22LR will put you just a hair high in the 40-50 range, and just a hair low at 75.

If you do have a centrefire scope with multiple range reticles, it's only those extra distances that you'll have to disregard. Zero the main crosshair at 60m, and just go off that one.

CLW .45
11-24-2015, 02:31 AM
My kid brother is the scope guru in the family.

His .22's all have Leupold scopes on them.