Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Pikemaster101

Ruger 10/22

4 posts in this topic

I have a Ruger 10/22 and have been trying to sight it in I have it sighted in pretty good at 50 yards but the problem is when I am any closer I shoot over the top and when I am any farther away I shoot too low so I was thinking about getting a new scope what is a good cheap scope for this gun also how far should I be able to shoot accurately with a gun like this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It doesn't sound like a scope will help your "high-low" problem...most 22 rimfire loads only achieve a velocity of around 1300 fps...if you zero it at fifty yards it is only normal that it could be a little high at closer distances and as the bullet loses speed and drops at longer distances it will always be lower...you'll probably find the same is true with a new scope on the rifle...Now I'm "guessing" that your shots are maybe a half to one inch "high-low" depending on the distances...if you're talking alot more than that, say out to 70 yards...then yes, a new scope could help...As far as "accurate distance" of a 22 rimfire...for the average shooter it's probably around 60 yards with the short barreled 10/22 ruger. I have however hit jackrabbits as far as 100 yards but it took about 5 shots to figure out the elevation and windage at that distance when I was sighted for 30 yards...As for a scope you can get by with just about anything that gives you the proper eye relief on a rimfire...I have a stainless 3 to 9 tasco (about $50) on top of mine and it works great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sight it in right on at 100 and anything in between will be just a shade high, shouldn't be more than about an inch, and you will be happy with the results.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine is sighted in at 50 yards at 100 yards I hold half way from where the cross hairs go from small to big and at 150 yards hold the cross hairs right at the small to big seperation I guess my 2 cents is get out and learn your gun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Think im gonna try good old grass clippings since they seem to replenish themselves very rapidly
    • My good buddy from back in SD does fantasy and we have another group we are apart of and he ended up tied for 5th overall last tourney. After day 3 he was in 3rd with the possibility to win it. So close to getting that $2500 basspro card
    • After the cold snap, temps on Trout were back down in the high 40s. Back around 53 now, and should keep warming if the forecast holds. Fish have already moved shallow, bedmaking and piscine lovemaking will follow soon for the brown ones. I am hitting Leech tomorrow...will be interesting to see what water temps are in the protected parts of the bays.
    • Here's some useful information: go shallow, and chuck a swim jig with a paddle tail trailer and set the hook til your arms fall off. Better?
    •   If you like to tinker with guns, you can get a surplus Saiga for a couple hundred bucks.  All sorts of accessories available for these, and they can also be converted to 12 gauge if that's your preference.          
    • I was out last night on a local lake and was surprised to see the water temp down to 57.  Caught a couple cookie cutter fish, but not the big ones I was looking for. Fished a lot of weeds in the 6-9ft range, but not a lot going on there. The biggest one was still shallow in some reeds, so not sure if we are still in the spawn/post spawn stage.     Whats everyone else seeing out there for a bite and fishing conditions. Big weekend coming up, Good luck!! 
    • Maxine_Partain, Welcome to the forum.  There seem to be a lot of folks from Canada joining up in the last half a year which is nice. The sad thing is they all seem to make about 3 posts on the same day they joined and then they never come back which is sad. Hopefully you will keep posting.
    •   Hazel Hain, Welcome to the forum.  There seem to be a lot of folks from Canada joining up in the last half a year which is nice. The sad thing is they all seem to make about 3 posts on the same day they joined and then they never come back which is sad. Hopefully you will keep posting.
    • hi and welcome to HSO. I think you mean double hung not double pane. if you have moisture between the panes you have a seal failure. depending on the brand you might be able to just replace the glass. If you have lots of rot you may need to do a complete replacement. Best to have a window person pop by and check out the situation. 
  • Our Sponsors