Red dot or low power scope for .22 rifle?

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  • folivier

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    What is your preference for a .22 rifle? Specifically a S&W 15-22?
    Would a red dot have any advantages over a low power scope?
    I'll be plinking up to 50 and possibly 100 yards.
    I like a red dot on a pistol since it allows me to get a faster acquisition. But is that necessary on a .22 rifle that I'll be mainly be shooting at either targets, plates, or cans?
    Thanks
     

    Bam Bam

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    I use a 1.5X prism scope on my MP-5 SD 22 rifle and at 25 yards I'm very accurate with it. Brought to an outdoor range and 50 yds was still easy, 100 ya
    ds vs 6 inch steel plate took work, but still fun. I would look into a 2-3X Prism scope (I have several Monstrum brand which I love from 1.5-4X). I have traditional scopes on my Marlin 60 and wifes 10/22, but for a M&P 15-22 I would try a prism optic.
     

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    SMR412

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    We have a dot on our S&W M&P 15-22.
    Works well for us 100 and in.
    That said I MUCH prefer LPVOs on rifles but the dot keeps that gun light and it is plenty accurate with just the dot.
     

    Bam Bam

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    What is your preference for a .22 rifle? Specifically a S&W 15-22?
    Would a red dot have any advantages over a low power scope?
    I'll be plinking up to 50 and possibly 100 yards.
    I like a red dot on a pistol since it allows me to get a faster acquisition. But is that necessary on a .22 rifle that I'll be mainly be shooting at either targets, plates, or cans?
    Thanks
    Red dots are great for up close and fast/easy target acquisition, but as your eyes get older or has a astigmatism the dot gets blurry, but the prism scope dot/reticle doesn't hence my favoritism towards them. The 1.5X Monstrum prism was under $100, the AT3 3XP 3X prism on my AR was $225, both very nice optics.
     
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    Magdump

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    I’ve found red dots to be very effective even on small targets out to 100 yards with my AR and CX4 but I stick with the smaller MOA dot. This one eats clays at 100 pretty easy.
     

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