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Hung a note out for the guys on the TC and the .22 rimfire index...maybe someone over here might be able to help me out.


Just bought a TC Contender with a TC 2.5X scope. I want to change the scope out to shoot .22 shilouette.

Any ideas?

Thanks guys! ...Chris :D
 

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I'm not sure what it is you want to know. Are you concerned about having enough magnification? I've shot .22 sil. with a 4pwr. scope 1 in. tube & it worked fine. You need adjustable paralex . That is the big end where the obj. lens is.
THere are some good deals in mailorder catalogs on adjustable pwr.(6-24)& ajus. paralex in brands like Tasco & BSA for $100 or so that are decent quality scopes. If you want more mag.However that translates to more movement when you are aiming & so is not for everybody.
Post what in particular you want to know & I'll try to give you a good answer. :grin:
 

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I'm a new guy with the same question on scopes. Also looking to buy a .22 for silhouette. I don't want an anschutz and don't want to come up short or unhappy with scope or rifle in a month. Will watch for future comments.
 

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Check the archives on the rifle silhouete board. Some good info there. Silhouette requires constant elevation clicking up and down for the four different ranges encountered in each match. Therefore, "repeatability" is absolutely necessary. If it doesn't come back to the same setting each time, and do it over a period of years, it's worthless. The old T-series Weavers with micro-trac are reputed to be among the best in this department but a question has been raised about the tracking of the new T-24 they just re-introduced. My older T-24 has perfect tracking after four years of heavy use.
Sightron is developing a good tracking reputation. So is the Bushnell silhouette scope. Lots of people use Leupold and I've been happy with the two on my highpower silhouette rifles but you do hear complaints about tracking problems from some silhouette shooters.
You want target turrets so you're not looking for a quarter between heats.
People argue endlessly about power. Variables are nice because they let you experiment with different powers or adjust the power to the range. I have enough trouble keeping up with sight settings already and just try to learn how to handle 24 power. Some of the best shooters are coming back down in power and reporting that 12 is plenty and makes the hold steadier.
By all means, try a few matches with what you have and do your research. The idea is to avoid having to do it twice. I have a BSA scope, now on my airgun, and I've helped buddies sight-in and test a couple of others. The tracking on these three scopes was unacceptable. I have a Tasco that is junk and an older "World Class" that has tracked just fine for 4000 rounds of highpower silhouette. The cheap scopes are a crapshoot. Expect to pay around $400 for a new scope with the features you need, perhaps a little less. If that sounds like too much, remember that it's about $150 cheaper than buying the cheap one first and then springing for what you need. Good luck and good shooting.
 

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I totally agree with ajj........ When it comes to scopes you get what you pay for. I believe that a good scope ontop of a ok rifle will out shoot a good rifle under an ok scope everytime. Because no matter how good of a rifle you are shooting if your scope goes south on you your done. But you will always know how your now so expensive rifle is shooting with a good scope. ALWAYS REMEMBER EQUIPMENT IS AN INVESTMENT. It is much easier to get a better return on your dollar with a good investment then on cheep stuff. Truthfully if you buy cheap stuff NO ONE ELSE WILL WANT IT EITHER!!!!!!!!!
I wasted hundreds if not thousands of dollars in the paste 20 yrs trying to save money buying the less expensive stuff.....HONEST
Today I have 11 leupold scopes in my safe....... I can turn anyone of them around and get 90-95% of my money back. Try that with a tasco, simmons or BSA..
Figure out what you can afford to spend add 20-25% and go get it..even if you have to wait a few months more. You will enjoy yourself much more
You wont be sorry
Whatever you decide good luck
mbj
 
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