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Old 09-22-2020, 03:27 PM
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My 11mm scope rings were delivered today,,,



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My 11mm scope rings were delivered today,,,
So tonight I'll go home and get the Leupold mounted on the Mauser.

Saturday and Sunday are predicted to be sunny in the high 80's,,,
Sounds like a perfect day to try and dial in the scope/rifle.

I think I'll zero it in at 50 yards,,,
Then see if I can't stretch it out to 100 yards.

I'm also eager to see how my H&R .22 Sportster does with that red dot,,,
The scope I had on it had to be mounted very high so it would clear the hammer.

That made it a bit tough (really hard) to get a decent cheek weld,,,
But that problem doesn't exist with the red dot sight.

I'm hoping the lower sight line will make it more pleasant to shoot.

So that's my evening,,,
Mounting and leveling a scope,,,
And getting my gear ready for a range day.

Aarond

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Old 09-22-2020, 10:19 PM
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I'm going through all of this myself at the moment and previously read this thread.

I purchased a Vortex Diamondback Rimfire, on sale for $180-ish.

2-7 X 35
V-Plex reticle fine lines are 0.3 MOA
Parallax is fixed at 50 yards
Eye relief 3.1in

OK, perfect, I'm only going to shoot around 50 yards or so, parallax wont matter. 7X magnification, no problem, its only 50 yards. 3.1" eye relief? What do I know about eye relief?

Well, it worked fine out to 50 yards. That's about its limit. At 50 yards and 7X I couldn't see much of the target center. 3.1" eye relief isnt enough as I had the scope all the way back in the rings and still had to crane my neck.

So....I took the Leupold Mark AR 3-9X40 with duplex reticle off my AR and threw it on the 10/22.

3-9X40
Duplex reticle with 0.3 MOA lines
Parallax is fixed at 150 yards
Eye relief 3.7-4.7

What a difference. Primarily in eye relief as I'm no longer craning and there's still another 1/2" of rearward movement. 9X magnification was nice especially with the 0.3 lines.

Overall the Leupold Mark AR was much better but it has limitations. It doesnt focus well at 50 yards, good enough but not crystal clear like the Vortex. At 200 yards + its clear, I can read small lettering on street signs. The Mark AR is a long distance AR scope that's good out to 700 yards or so according to Leupold. Wrong application for a 50-100yd rimfire.

So what am I going to do? I'm returning the Vortex then spending another $75 for something like the Vortex Diamondback HP

$260
4-16X40
AO Parallax 20yds to infinity
0.12 reticle lines
Eye relief 4"

Should make a big difference. More eye relief, less craning. 40% smaller cross hairs, better target centering. 16X...easily good to 100yds especially with the fine cross hairs.

Any other suggestions for $260?
The HP is a fine scope. The DOA reticle is better than the v-plex. Also the HP is better glass than the standard diamond back.

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Old 09-23-2020, 12:06 PM
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I was fortunate,,,

The scope mounts were the ones recommended to me by Teddy Bear Rat,,,
They were "just" high enough to allow the bell to clear the rear sight.

Click here please.

They were also high enough for the eyepiece to clear the bolt and safety,,,
And I do mean just barely.

I fiddled with the eye relief until I think I have it optimized for me,,,
And there is just a playing card thickness of space left.

So I do believe I'll be able to use that Leupold Rifleman on the es340B Mauser.

I want performance but I do have that desire for the aesthetic as well,,,
The Leupold does look very nice on top of the Mauser,,,
The relative proportions are pleasing to my eye.

So, I'm all set for that range trip this weekend,,,
Got my targets ready and the ammo/gear bag is packed.

I'm eager to take this Fraulein dancing.

Aarond

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