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Old 12-30-2015, 09:27 AM   #1
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Simmons .22 Mag for Christmas

I got a gift card that just covered it, and Simmons has a $30 rebate offer through January 6. Plus, most shooting forum writers seem to think it is the best low cost scope available. Big upgrade from the $15 3-7X20 Tasco I had on my 10/22 DSP.

I chose the 4X32 in black matte. Ditched the supplied tip-off rings, but still went cheap with Simmons' Weaver type medium rings on the Ruger mount. Scope clears barrel by about 1/4 inch.

Typical, I had one filler screw slot disintegrate, but I managed to drill it out and chase the hole with another screw. Somehow now the hole is a bit more snug than the others, but that's okay. I doubt I'll ever take the mount off again.

I've done initial sight-in with a Tasco Scope Mate. It's a plastic gizmo I gave $8 for a few years ago. It actually gets you within a few clicks of dead on.

Once I get the rebate, I'll have about $31 invested in the scope. Now bad for what seems to be a decent one. Not I just have to see how long I have to wait to fine tune it.
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Old 12-30-2015, 10:57 AM   #2
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Sounds like a bargain!
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:18 AM   #3
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I've had one of those for around 10 years. I always figured I'd replace it, but it never gave me any reason to.
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We have several of the 4x and one 3-9x versions on several guns and, I agree, great little scopes for the dollar. I like them because they are more of 22 sized scope than the Nikon Rimfire 4x. The Nikon is a great scope, too, but, of course, more expensive.
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We need pictures!
Great deal, let us know how it works at the range.
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We need pictures!
Great deal, let us know how it works at the range.
+1 on pic .
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+1 on pic .
And another +1
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Add another +1 on pictures.
They speak louder than words and we can compare easier.
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I take my own so-so photos for insurance. Use an old Kodak, from when digitals first came out. Do I need a 3rd party site to post my own pics here? I'll look over this site for info when I have more time.

I've thought just to be neat and proper, I'd run a 6-48 bottom tap through that offending receiver hole. I probably warped the threads a bit forcing the remains out with another screw. Should I re-tap it or leave it alone? Brownell's and Midway are both out of stock.
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You'll likely need a third party site. I use Tiny Pics s my third party site, but lots of others.

Not sure how much time you want to invest in fixing cheap rings. You can get Weaver =Quad Locks for under $10 and they work, fine.
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The Weaver Quad Locks are available at Walmart.
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Not sure how much time you want to invest in fixing cheap rings. You can get Weaver =Quad Locks for under $10 and they work, fine.
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The Weaver Quad Locks are available at Walmart.
If you read it right, my rings are fine. I went with Weaver style Simmons rings bought separate. Problem, I had to drill out a filler screw on the receiver, and the threads are a little less than smooth now..

I've got some vacation days coming up, and I'll check into the photos. So many 3rd party photos seem to go "poof" for no reason.
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If you read it right, my rings are fine. I went with Weaver style Simmons rings bought separate. Problem, I had to drill out a filler screw on the receiver, and the threads are a little less than smooth now..

I've got some vacation days coming up, and I'll check into the photos. So many 3rd party photos seem to go "poof" for no reason.
Duh! Rail mount screw.. Got it this time.
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I worked with it a while today. Managed to pick out what was probably a few bits of old threadlock. I ran a half inch 6-48 screw both directions several times, and that receiver hole is now as good as new. Whew....

I will never put headless filler screws back in. I'll use scope mount screws, without the mount. The heads aren't high enough to block the iron sights, and won't give me another scare like this. Chances are though, I'll keep a scope on anyway.
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