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Default Budget Scopes for M&P 15-22

I have decided to get M&P 15-22 which will strictly be for the range. I am strictly a target shooter and go to a range that has a 75 yard max. I would like to get a budget scope (less than $100) for target shooting, but I don't want to get something that's complete garbage. I was looking into the Burris scopes at $60-70. Any other suggestions for a decent scope for someone on a budget? Thanks in advance.
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I have bought 2 cheap rimfire scopes from walmart, one is made by bushnell and the other by BSA. They were both around $30 each and I have had them on different guns for a couple of years, haven't had any problems with them. For the price they are hard to beat.
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Lots of variables in that question, AO, different x-mag, you also have to watch your scope/ rings height. That being said with hardly any recoil this .22 shouldn't mess with a budget scope. Make sure you mount your scope to the 'upper part' and not on the handrail. You're probably going to get some better advice regarding specific scopes available in the US, but I would have asked which scopes to stay away from...but I would go the higher end of your budget...as a great quote on this forum states, buy cheap, pay twice! Just be aware some of us love our 15-22's enough to mount optics that equal or surpass the price of the rifle so don't be put off if you get lambasted for not getting an Eotech with magnifier
Incidently I own a BSA stealth tactical 6x24x44 (for now) as my cheap optic, I needed something and this was cheap and has this excellent feature. Which actually works really well
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I have this one on two different 15-22s and am very satisfied with them. Lots of features for a budget scope. Although it comes with medium height rings, unless you want to use a riser, you'll need tall rings.




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Thanks for the advice. Don't get me wrong, I love this gun! I was just happy to find out that I could get something like the 15-22 without breaking the bank. As much as I would love to get a higher end scope on this rifle, I have to keep costs down right now. I can see myself getting into mods when I have the extra funds, though!

I'll definitely check out those Bushnell and UTG scopes.
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You need to lock up your credit cards! Getting "just one more little thing" is really addictive!

Welcome to the addiction! My name is Lon ... Replacement stock ... angled forward grip ... replacement pistol grip ... ambidextrous safety ... ambidextrous charging handle (second version) ... extended mag release ... speed bolt release ... brass deflector ... match FCG ... Scope ... not to mention additional magazines (can never have too many!) ...

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This is exactly what I am worried about! At $379 for the rifle and $75 for the budget scope, I would still be in the green. But I already have future mods planned before I've even bought it. I can see how this could turn into a $1000+ project in no time!


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Welcome to the addiction! My name is Lon ... Replacement stock ... angled forward grip ... replacement pistol grip ... ambidextrous safety ... ambidextrous charging handle (second version) ... extended mag release ... speed bolt release ... brass deflector ... match FCG ... Scope ... not to mention additional magazines (can never have too many!) ...
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I'll second the UTG bug buster. There is an updated version of that 3-932 with the IL controls on the top, and it's still less than $100.

OTOH, the BSA Sweet22 can be had for $44, which would be great for target shooting. Doesn't come with rings though.

the UTG can go anywhere, even a spring piston magnum air rifle. It's built like a tank and can take the violent double recoil.
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Default A great deal on a cheap scope!

Simmons Whitetail Classic Rifle Scope 6.5-20x 50mm Adjustable

Yes Simmon scopes are junk, yes Simmon scopes are cheap, and yes on a rifle 223 or smaller they give fantastic performance. I have three of these scopes, 1 duplex and two mil dot reticle.

The mil dot reticles work. I use a 50 yard zero for 22 LR, first dot for 75 yard, and second dot for 100 yard point of aim / point of impact and I record the magnification. This simple system works. If the sun is behind me, I can see the bullet going to the target if its at 12X or higher.

I use a 100 yard zero on 223, first dot for 150 yards, second dot for 200 yards. Prairie dog heads are a small target.
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This is what I got. Compact, tacticool, illuminates, feels durable, and couldn't do it's job any better. Holds zero and rounds hit where I aim. Only con was when I first got it it was incredibly far off I had a real hard time getting it zeroed. But once I got it set it was all good from there.



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