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Old 12-26-2018, 08:56 AM
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I need to put a scope on my newly acquired 64 Silhouette and get it to the range. I have the Weaver t36 on itís brother the 64MPR, and itís fantastic. I was thinking maybe an adjustable power scope on this one...somethign in the 6-24x (ish) range or so. Iíve also thought about trying the weaver 24x target scope....it has to be a good one if itís as nice as the 36 powered version.

It will mostly be shot from the bench as I do most of my .22ís, but a squirrel or crow in the back 40 isnít out of the realm of possibilities.

Iíd love to hear some suggestions.
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Old 12-26-2018, 01:29 PM
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Mine wears a Leupold 6.5-20x40 scope. In my mind it is perfect. I mostly use it for silhouette, but it happened to be bench testing day here.

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Old 12-26-2018, 02:50 PM
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Yea that looks nice!
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Old 12-26-2018, 04:14 PM
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A Weaver V24 with the varmint dot reticle should work.
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Old 12-26-2018, 06:38 PM
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Leupold 6.5-20 efr

My 64MS also wears the leupold 6.5-20x40mm, seems perfect.
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:50 PM
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I got my 64 in 1984. I put a weaver T16 with a 3/8 dot on it. It just made weight for small bore silhouette. Hard to beat the El Paso steel weavers scopes.
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Old 12-26-2018, 10:36 PM
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I think Weaver have discontinued the V24 Series - A pity as I have several with the Varminter reticule and they are good general purpose range scopes.

I also have a couple of these from the Optic Zone - Can't fault them.

http://www.clearidgeoptics.com/product-p/3640.htm


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Old 12-27-2018, 06:07 AM
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Whatever you get in a scope, do make sure it has an adjustable objective (adjustable parallax) that adjusts to as short of a distance as 50 feet. Typical high power scopes for hunting rifles rarely do. This ability will allow shooting in indoor ranges that meet NRA competition distances. Often times these short focus high power scopes are called "22" scopes. Of course, if it is varmint shooting or other long range pursuits you plan then this short focusing ability is not necessary.

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Old 12-27-2018, 06:52 AM
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Consider a Mueller 8-32X44 target dot. I has parallax adjustment down to 10 yards and great optics. It will be the best $250 you spend. I usually get them from Optics Planet, and currently listed for $229.99. look for a 10 percent off coupon too. I have two that I use for benchrest along with more expensive scopes like Sightron SIII. I like them.

http://muelleroptics.com/products/mu...us-target-dot/

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Old 12-27-2018, 09:54 AM
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Keep in mind that Weaver and some others do not offer any alternative reticles as Leupold does. If the reticle in the scope you buy turns out to be unsatisfactory, you will just have to life with it or buy another scope so choose a scope that features a reticle suitable for your needs.
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Old 12-27-2018, 11:11 AM
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I have a weaver T-24 and it’s a great scope. They were still made in Japan at least they were a couple years ago. My only problem with it is if it’s dark out like in the trees the fine reticle can be hard to see, even with the target dot. But for the price it comes with nice aluminum caps and a sunshade. I also have a Leupold 24FX which has a little better glass but in retrospect I’m not sure I like it any better. What ever you choose at least you have a great rifle under it. I really like my 64 silhouette.
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Old 12-27-2018, 03:01 PM
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys!

Can’t ever go wrong with the Leopold.

I currently have the Mueller 8-32 target dot on my most accurate 10/22 and you are right jps, it is a great scope for the money...I’m thinking maybe something a little less “bulky” or this one but it is an option for sure.

HJA8, I will read about those clearridge and see what they are about...thanks for the tip!

I’m currently leaning towards a Weaver t24 because the t36 I have on my 64MPR is so nice,....but I havent’ made my mind up yet.
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I love my 2 Weaver T24 scopes, both bought used. One had a 1/2 dot, the other I had installed a number of years ago. Don't know anyone that will change the reticle now. They track great. Unfortunately the only dot you can get now on these Weavers is the 1/8, hardly bigger than the cross hairs, they get lost in the background.

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Old 12-28-2018, 03:01 PM
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Forgot to mention, the parallax setting on the leupold 24 is anything but straight forward unlike the weaver t24 which is great and easy to read
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I replaced the SWFA SS scope on my 64 MPR with the Vortex PST Viper 5-25X Gen II and haven't looked back.

Shooting that rifle/scope combo on an MDT chassis is like cheating.
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