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7 Things You Should Know to Pick the Right Scope for Ruger 10/22

Monday, October 31, 2016 12:49
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Aaron Spuler is a firearms enthusiast and recreational shooter. Follow more or his work at The Weapon Blog

Choosing the right scope for your Ruger 10/22 is not going to be an easy choice with many options available. Many people would not be sure which model to choose as most manufacturers would often be telling them how great their product is. You will a detailed guide to help you with making that decision. It should always help clear the confusion that many people would have about choosing the right scope for the rifle.

We get to check out some of the top things you might have to check out when looking to pick the right model. Check out the following tips to help you get started on how to choose the right scope for Ruger 10/22.

  1. Fogproof construction

The scopes have been in existence for many years now, and each day there is a manufacturer making the technology better. You can now find many manufacturers making the best scopes so that they can be used in different weather conditions. For this reason, you can now expect to get fogproof scopes.

The introduction of fogproof scopes have been a great advantage to the hunters who might have to hunt in cold or wet conditions. They can now be sure that they can use their rifles without much problems at all times. Other than being fogproof, you might get one which is weatherproof meaning it can withstand different weather conditions without any problems.

  1. The optical quality

As much as you would want a highly rugged scope, you would also want that the optical quality to be as high as possible. The optical quality all comes down to the type of lens that is used for the function. Normally the glass would be carefully chosen and then polished to ensure it can deliver the best quality at all times. Sometimes there is the addition of coatings to ensure that there is the maximum transmission of light and clarity.

As much as the lens can be improved to deliver the best optical quality, another problem that might come up would be the glare. For a great model, it would have ways to help with light management. If a model that help protect the user from the glare, then it is worth opting for it.

  1. The elevation and winding of the scope

Another important aspect of a scope would be the windage and elevation. Most of the modern riflescopes for Ruger 10/22 rifle would deliver the crisp and accurate windage that most people would want. The same thing applies to the elevation adjustments and the point of impact for the power range the scope can deliver. For many scopes today, you can easily adjust the point of impact just as you would do for the magnification.

  1. Reticle

The reticle is another important part of your scope that you can never miss to consider. The work of the reticle is to help in leading the shooter’s eye towards the center of the aiming point at all times. The result is that you can have an ideal way of shooting under heaver cover or at close range too. Depending on the type of reticle, you can have adjustments to give you a good estimation of where the target is located.

The reticles have evolved over the years to now products that many people would not want to miss as part of their scope. They are now complex with some designed to be great for tactical applications while other for simple applications such as hunting.

  1. Adjustments and turrets

The way you can adjust the scope to end up with the perfect focus is something that many people would be happy if they can get on their scopes. Depending on the manufacturer, the design of the adjusters and turrets would often vary a lot. With the easiest way to adjust the turrets, then you would have an easy time using your gun too.

If you end up thinking about choosing the right scope, make sure it is the one that you could easily adjust to your liking. Same like other types of products, you could get some designed for tactical purposes while others are anti-tactical. You simply have to learn how they operate before paying for them.

  1. Magnification properties

The magnification of the scope has always been a subject of great debate. Not many people would be sure which one to choose as the manufacturers would have many available. You are likely to have most of them having 3X per 100 yards. Such a magnification is decent to ensure that you always get the best scope for your hunting needs. Such a magnification should help with focusing your gun to the right position of the target with ease.

At the end you simply want a great model that delivers on the best magnification whenever you have to hunt outdoors. The magnification would often affect the price of the model, so take the time to check several models before deciding on which one to pick.

  1. Durability

Without a doubt, the durability of any model would be important to the buyer. The trick is to make sure that you get to end up with a model that can last for long. The durability is often affected by the type of material used to make the scope. The material would always vary, with some having better durability than the other’s do.

The reviews about the scope for Ruger 10-22 is another way of knowing whether the model would work for you or not. Those who might have used the model before would share their experience so that you too can have an easy time making a decision whether to choose the model or not.


It is common to find some people complaining about having bought the worst scopes they could have ever wished for. It is about time that you forgot about all that and opt for other great models based on the guide above. By now, you have learned about how to choose the right scope for Ruger 10/22.

Roy Ayers is a dedicated and a full time survival author, editor and blog writer on hunting. Over the years, I have managed to work on various article and blog series that all talk about hunting and surviving the wilderness. I manage to do this because of personal experience outdoors. This has always helped me to having an easy time crafting the articles for my audience over the years. Keep on reading my articles and blogs to get the useful tips and guides important for outdoor survival and hunting. Come back more often to my website: MyhuntinGear to update yourself on the best new hunting and survival tips.


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