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    Norman seems to have his finger on the pulse of the shooting life ...

    Best Rimfire Scope Reviews
    by Norman Turner - Last updated July 27, 2019


    Rimfire ammo is sold mostly in small calibers, nowadays. It’s cheap, and you can buy a few thousand rounds, all at once. And, while .22 Long Rifle isn’t as cool as .308 Winchester or .223 Remington, it does have its purpose.

    [...]

    So, then, which is better? Centerfire or rimfire? It all depends on how you’re using it, of course.

    You certainly wouldn’t want to use .22LR to hunt big game. A bear would take your head off before you stopped it, and a lion would be feasting on you while its cubs chewed up your rifle. And unless you took out an elephant’s eye, it would sneeze at you, which would probably be more deadly your .22 rifle, no matter how long it is.

    On the other hand, you wouldn’t want to use 12 gauge buckshot to plink at targets or gather up a bunch of varmints for a meal. The only thing left of the rabbit would be a chunky spray of blood, and buckshot is bloody expensive to use when shooting at paper targets.

    So, neither type of round is better than the other, so long as you use a bit of logic in deciding which gun to shoot.

    https://thegunzone.com/best-rimfire-scope-reviews/

    LOL ... When was the last time Leupold sold a VX-1? I'm gonna say a year-and-a-half before this listicle was "updated."

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    Just for grins and giggles:

    Norm's picks:


    Top 10 Best Rimfire Scopes For The Money Reviews
    Leupold 113872 VX-1 Rimfire Scope with Fine Duplex Reticle, Matte Black Finish
    Nikon P- RIMFIRE 2-732 Nikoplex Rifle Scope, Black
    Nikon Prostaff 3-940 Riflescope
    Nikon ProStaff 4-12 x 40 Black Matte Riflescope (BDC)
    Bushnell Optics Drop Zone-22 BDC Rimfire Reticle Riflescope with Target Turrets, Matte Black, 2-7x/32mm
    Vortex Optics Crossfire II 2-732 Rifle Scope, Dead-Hold BDC Reticle (CF2-31003)
    BARSKA 3-932 Plinker-22 Riflescope
    Simmons 511039 3 – 9 x 32mm .22 Mag(R) Matte Black Riflescope
    Tasco Rimfire Series 3-9x 32mm 30/30 Reticle .22 Riflescope (Matte Finish)
    BSA Sweet .22 3-9x40mm Duplex reticle Rifle Scope

    1 Leupold 113872 VX-1 Rimfire Scope with Fine Duplex Reticle, Matte Black Finish
    The Leupold is small. lightweight and waterproof with a durable one-inch main tube. The micro-friction windage and elevation dials, marked in 1/4 MOA increments, offer absolute repeatability and dependability over a lifetime of extreme use. The parallax can be adjusted for up to 60 yards.

    The multi-coated lenses increase the amount of light that reaches your eye and minimizes reflections for better image quality. And the Quantum Optical System maximizes the lens with razor sharp imaging. With a 3:1 zoom ratio erector system, it is ideal for virtually any situation.

    Leupold 113872 VX-1 Rimfire Scope with Fine Duplex Reticle, Matte Black Finish

    Our Rating: (4.4 / 5)

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    Pros
    Perfect size for rimfire rifle
    The optics are clear with light transmission at dusk and in failing light.
    Its small bell allows it to be mounted close to the barrel.
    Cons
    The edges of the lenses can be quite blurry
    The adjustment knobs are not crisp
    The rubber lens cover may require an upgrade


    Bold emphasis mine ... LOL

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    It goes on from there but I can't edit to put the link up on that post again ...

    The other reviews are amusing as well ... Some are not even rimfire scopes, LOL

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    One of my favorite things about crap listicle reviews is the dig-deep analysis. Someday I too hope to pull in tens of dollars every month in passive income from affiliate marketing with insightful comments like this, which will encourage loyal readers to return again and again to my site:

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    Nikon centerfire scope #1 in rimfire scope review:

    Multi-coated lenses boost light transmission up to 90%, which is unheard of in similarly priced scopes.
    [Swampy sez: This scope is around $168.]

    Immediately followed by---

    Nikon centerfire scope #2 in rimfire scope review:
    Multi-coated lenses boost light transmission up to 98%, which is unheard of in similarly priced scopes.
    [Swampy sez: This scope is about $193.]



    Damn! That kind of price/performance differentiation is unheard of in similarly written articles! --LOL


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    Maybe the computer-generated Chinenglish reviews aren't so bad after all.
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    Nah... the Chinese are the worst ... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    I see that Leupold is no longer interested in making rimfire scopes I would buy (Must haves: adjustable objective, < 40 mm bells), with this possible exception:

    https://www.leupold.com/scopes/rifle...dom-efr-3-9x33




    So, if you can find one of these used or as a display model and get a good deal on it, I would recommend it for a good rifle:


    https://www.leupold.com/scopes/rimfi...mfire-3-9x33mm


    https://www.leupold.com/scopes/rimfi...9x33mm-rimfire




    Hoo-boy!

    I just looked on ebay for these scopes and they're selling for more than the original MSRP now, even used.

    So feel free to disregard my previous advice about trying to find one at a good deal, though the little guy on my other shoulder keeps whispering, "There's gotta be at least one desperate dummy out there who doesn't know what he's got."


    I wonder if Leupold knows how badly it's screwing up.

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    So, CE, what's the verdict?

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    CE's still looking at David's junk.
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