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Old 04-29-2021, 09:22 PM
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As the title says, I'm looking for scope suggestions for 1416 as seen in the link below.

https://www.anschutznorthamerica.com..._18%22_CL.html

I don't plan on putting this gun on a bench, not looking to catch a deal, I'm looking for a scope that just matches the gun well. Maybe something that 20 years from now a kid could say, "wow, grandpaw had great taste in his (way too expensive) squirrel hunting gun". LOL. Thanks for any input.
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:11 AM
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Leupold VX1 2-7 rf special with Alumina flip covers.
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:43 AM
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Leupold 3-9x33 EFR would be my choice, preferably a pre “Freedom” model.
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Old 04-30-2021, 08:34 AM
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The 1416 has a fairly long action so mounting a short bodied scope like the compact Leupolds mentioned can be a challenge unless you use some sort of extended mount or rings, which in my opinion does nothing good for the appearance of a nice rifle.
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Old 04-30-2021, 08:53 AM
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Hard to beat

the Leupold 3x9 efr. I use BKL rings but be warned the "tactical" saddle that the turrents are on in the "freedom" version won't fit on the one piece BKL mounts.

Meopta is making a efr scope for air rifles and rimfires also but they are out of stock. Around a grand. The best out there I think.

I have the 3x9 loupy on my 1416 and like it very well. If your wanting more power you can snoop around and try to find the older 4.5x14 AO version Vari x III. It focuses down to about
22 yards.

Leupold makes a 6.5x20 EFR but it only has the long target knobs and is a bit overkill on a all round .22. Other than those your just choosing what is coming in from Hong Kong when it comes to rimfire scopes. Really seems to be slim pickings for a mid to high quality rimfire hunting scope. Everything is tactical these days.
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Old 04-30-2021, 09:04 AM
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What price point are we talking about?
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Old 04-30-2021, 09:12 AM
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uhhhhhh

Local store here had the 3x9 efr for 350. the meopta meostar is about a 1000. the vortex Hong Konger is about 180 from midway.

The leupold will, at least is has in the past, hold it's value so well your not out any money at all. Just keep the box and re sell it in 10-15 years for what you put in it.
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slow day on the farm here.......

So I'im responding to my own post I just took my .22 mag CZ 457 out on my deck. It has a 4.5X14 leupold VX III on it. No parralex adjustment. I was easily able to see well enough to hunt squirrels even at 10 yards with it set on 4.5 power. As I looked further out I could increase the power. parralex isn't that big of issue if you naturally keep your eye centered on the scope. Nobody needs 14 or even 10 power for HUNTING at 30 yards and under.

Deals can be found on the leupolds in that power range. As long as you set your power in the low range your fine to hunt in the woods with just a centerfire scope of your choice. Millions have been doing it for decades.
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Old 05-01-2021, 02:34 AM
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I have a different 1416 version, but am setting it up as a squirrel gun and have selected the new Burris Signature HD 5-25x50mm with the Ballistic E3 reticle to sit on top. I like all the features it has the price is right for me. Has great reviews and I think will make the perfect hunting set up. They also have the same scope with lower magnification 5-25 is more then you are looking for.
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Old 05-01-2021, 03:47 AM
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So I'im responding to my own post I just took my .22 mag CZ 457 out on my deck. It has a 4.5X14 leupold VX III on it. No parralex adjustment. I was easily able to see well enough to hunt squirrels even at 10 yards with it set on 4.5 power. As I looked further out I could increase the power. parralex isn't that big of issue if you naturally keep your eye centered on the scope. Nobody needs 14 or even 10 power for HUNTING at 30 yards and under.

Deals can be found on the leupolds in that power range. As long as you set your power in the low range your fine to hunt in the woods with just a centerfire scope of your choice. Millions have been doing it for decades.
The 4.5X14 leupold VX III is a 40mm scope. If that is good, and I believe it is, then a 4-12x40 AO or -18x40 AO would also work. Discontinued, but they can be found. Size and weight for 4-12 and 6-18 exactly same. I expect same as 4-14x.

Also the 4.5X14 leupold VX III can be factory parallax reset for say 60 yards. I think typical squirrel shots being 25 to 40yds. I read here that some people DIY the parallax. I would look for one of those AO scopes, but; that is me.

And definitely consider the old 3-9 EFR. That is the ultimate 22LR hunting scope. That will impress your grand children. The bigger scopes give you a little more flexibility at a cost in weight.

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I put a Weaver Classic V 6-24X on mine but I was wanting something with a little more magnification to test accuracy. It doesn't look too out of place
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I put a Vortex Crossfire 6-18x44 on mine. Might be a bit much but I like the range of the parallax adjustment.
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Maybe something that 20 years from now a kid could say, "wow, grandpaw had great taste in his (way too expensive) squirrel hunting gun". LOL. Thanks for any input.
Clearidge 3-9x32 AO gloss, would be a nice fit for limb chickens and only $219.
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I have two Leupold VX-3 2.5-8X on two really fine .22s. Not only do they function perfectly in the squirrel woods, but they look great. Your Anschutz deserves something really special.
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