Scopes

Best Scopes for Ruger 10/22

When you decide to go plinking or hunting, and all you have is your Ruger 10/22, consider adding on a decent scope that will improve your chances of success by a thousand times.

This is a semiautomatic hunting rifle with a 10-round rotary magazine that is deadly accurate in the right hands. It’s been around for over half a century. You don’t fix something that isn’t broken, and you don’t improve on something that is near divine perfection.

Now, even with a crack eyeshot, over time, we always ask, why did I miss that shot?

Well, with any one of the following scopes, we help you discover your own best scope for a Ruger 10/22 rifle. You will never miss a shot again. Once you try one, you will never leave home without it.

Product ImageProduct NameSizeField of ViewEye ReliefMore Information
1.Vortex Optics Crossfire II Adjustable Objective, 1-inch Tube, Second Focal Plane Riflescopes1.Vortex Optics Crossfire II Adjustable Objective, 1-inch Tube, Second Focal Plane Riflescopes6-18X4415.2-5.33.7”More Information
2.UTG 3-9X32 12.UTG 3-9X32 1" BugBuster Scope, AO, RGB Mil-dot, QD Rings3-9x3214 - 37.73.2” - 4.2”More Information
3.NcSTAR NC Star Gen3 Mark Iii Tactical 40mm, 3-9X40Mm, P4 Sniper Reticle, Black, One Size3.NcSTAR NC Star Gen3 Mark Iii Tactical 40mm, 3-9X40Mm, P4 Sniper Reticle, Black, One Size3-9X4036.8' — 12.0'2.5”More Information
4.Nikon P-RIMFIRE BDC 150 Rifle Scope, Black4.Nikon P-RIMFIRE BDC 150 Rifle Scope, Black2-7x326.4 — 22.33.8”More Information
5.NcSTAR NC Star VSTP3940GDV3T, Ultimate Sighting System, Gen 3, P4 Sniper, Reticle5.NcSTAR NC Star VSTP3940GDV3T, Ultimate Sighting System, Gen 3, P4 Sniper, Reticle3-9X4036.8' — 12.0'2.5”More Information

1. Vortex Optics Crossfire II Adjustable Objective, 1-inch Tube, Second Focal Plane Riflescopes

Description

The Vortex Crossfire II 6-18X44 AO riflescope gives you long eye relief, a fast-focus eyepiece, fully multi-coated 6-18x magnification lenses, and resettable MOA turrets.

Performance

With a sunshade, removable lens covers and a lens cloth, you get the rest of this amazing 6-18x magnification scope in all its glorious features.

This scope comes with Fully Multi-Coated lenses that increase light transmission on all air-to-glass surfaces. There is also a Second Focal Plane Reticle that maintains the same ideally-sized appearance.

The construct is a 1-inch diameter, 13.5” long Single-Piece Tube made of Hard Anodized finished Aircraft-Grade Aluminum that delivers strength and rigidity and makes this shockproof.

O-rings provide Waterproof reliability, and Nitrogen purging delivers a Fogproof performance.

You can re-zero the turrets with Capped Reset features, and you can quickly focus using the Adjustable Objective in conjunction with the Fast Focus Eyepiece.

The eye relief is 3.7”, and the objective lens diameter is 44mm. FOV is set to 15.2-5.3 feet/100 yards. MOA is in ¼ clicks, and maximum elevation is 50 MOA. The scope weighs in at a very light 19.6 ounces.

Features

  • Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Hard Anodized Finish Single-Piece Tube
  • Waterproof, Fogproof & Shockproof
  • Capped Reset Turrets
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Fast Focus Eyepiece

Recommendations

There are complicated copes, and there are simple scopes, and then there are the best scopes, but there are also the best scopes that are simple scopes that perform like a complex scope, and that is what you have here.

 

2. UTG 3-9X32 1″ BugBuster Scope, AO, RGB Mil-dot, QD Rings

Description

The Leapers UTG 3-9×32 Compact CQB Bug Buster Rifle Scope w/ Rings & Sunshade is a classic Ruger 10/22 riflescope.

Performance

This 1” diameter x 8.1” long aluminum alloy Tube comes with Emerald Coated 3-9x magnification Lenses that give you Maximum Light Transmission for Crystal Clear View. The tube is Completely Sealed and Nitrogen Filled, so you get a Fogproof, Shockproof, and Rainproof scope that performs astoundingly well in any condition.

This scope comes with Premium Zero Lockable and Zero Resettable Target Turrets.

To support your aim you get Precise 1/4 MOA Per Click Adjustments every time, and a Range Estimating Mil-dot Reticle that gives you Optimal Aiming conditions with near perfect Shooting Performance.

You will achieve a Parallax-free View through the Adjustable Objective from 3 Yards to Infinity, and there is a Red/Green Dual Illumination that makes aiming easier in adverse light conditions.

The objective lens is 32mm diameter, and the reticle is a 9 DOT wire MIL dot, and the FOV range is set to 14 – 37.7 ft at 100 yds with a 3.2” – 4.2” eye relief.

Features

  • True Strength Platform
  • Premium Lockable and Resettable Turrets
  • Parallax Free View from 3 Yards to Infinity
  • RGB Side Wheel Illumination
  • Range Estimating Mil-dot Reticle

Recommendations

I have been told that price is a major consideration when buying a scope, or even a box of chocolates. Well, this is one scope that the price won’t bother the pocket. You don’t need to think twice with this one, and its exceptional value for money, I mean it, exceptional.

 

3. NcSTAR NC Star Gen3 Mark Iii Tactical 40mm, 3-9X40Mm, P4 Sniper Reticle, Black, One Size

Description

This is the Gen3 Mark III Tactical 3-9X40 Scope/Mil-Dot VSTM3940GV3 riflescope that delivers in every mid-long range arena.

Performance

The GEN3 Mark III Tactical 3-9X40mm scope is a feat of engineering excellence. Let’s start off by stating that price wise; you will not get more value for money than with this scope. Nothing beats it. So I am biased, but that comes for experience in the field.

This device comes with an Electronic Control Panel that is used to operate the reticle illumination, you can adjust the level of brightness to any one of the five presets, and you can change the colors of the reticle from Blue or Red.

The body is constructed to become a single Magnification ring with an adjustable reticle focus ring at the end of the ocular lens. There is also a Low-Profile Elevation Turret with a Bullet Drop Compensator (BDC) and a 1½” Scope Centerline height.

This New GEN3 system comes with an Integrated Auto-Locking Quick Release Mount, which is designed to fit Weaver, Picatinny, and MIL-STD 1913 rails.

The lenses are Fully Multi-Coated and are set in a black anodized Die Cast Aluminum Body that is fogproof, waterproof and shockproof.

Features

  • Low Profile Elevation Turret with a Bullet Drop Compensator (BDC) calibrated for M193 55gr. FMJ Mil-Spec ammo.
  • 1½” Scope Centerline height.
  • New GEN3 Integrated Auto-Locking Quick Release Mount
  • Fully Multi-Coated lens
  • Die Cast Aluminum with Black Anodized body.

Recommendations

The price is more than right, the scope is beyond compare, and if you want something better, then get the upgraded version with the Red Micro Dot optic (DDAB), because nothing else will outperform this beast.

 

4. Nikon P-RIMFIRE BDC 150 Rifle Scope, Black

Description

The P-Rimfire 2-7×32 Matte BDC 150 is a leading high-performance scope.

Performance

This scope comes with a BDC 150 Reticle that is engineered specifically for the .22 trajectory. This new BDC 150 reticle gives you open circle aiming points from 50 to 150 yards. Add to this the 50-yard Parallax Setting that eliminates the need for a precise shot parallax.

Adjustments are accurate and precise, with 1/4 inch @ 50 yds. Tactical Style Hand-turn clicks. You get a positive click reticle adjustment for faster zeroing that also handles any recoil.

This 1” diameter, aluminum alloy scope is purged with Nitrogen to provide a fogproof environment and is sealed with O-rings to deliver waterproof consistency. The lenses provide magnification 2 – 7 x and the objective lens diameter is 32mm. The optical system is fully multi-coated, and there is a generous 3.8” eye relief.

Since this is a Nikon scope, you get their spring-loaded adjustment knob, which you rotate to your “zero,” and re-engage. Your FOV is 6.4 – 22.3 ft @ 50 yds and the overall length of this scope is 11.5” with a gross weight of 16.1 oz.

Features

  • Reticle BDC 150
  • Fully Multicoated Optical System
  • Zero-Reset Turret Feature

Recommendations

Nikon is a name that is globally known for their performance and accurate products. This is no exception, while it’s price in an upper bracket, its backed by the Nikon name and brand and by a well-established community of enthusiasts, customer, and technical support. If you want to start out big, then this is the scope for you.

 

5. NcSTAR NC Star VSTP3940GDV3T, Ultimate Sighting System, Gen 3, P4 Sniper, Reticle

Description

This is the next level NC Star Gen3 USS 3-9X40 Scope w/Red Dot/P4 Sniper-Tan VSTP3940GDV3T; it comes with everything, even makes you coffee, shows a film and tweets while you wait.

Performance

OK, so it doesn’t make coffee, it doesn’t tweet, and the only film you see is the one unfolding through the scope. This is the ultimate, excellent and near to divine perfection GEN3 Ultimate Sighting System (USS) 3-9X40mm scope with Red Micro Dot optic (DDAB).

Where to start, everywhere, because no matter what you do, its perfect in every position, function, and features. First of all the price is bang on, and is actually very low considering the functionality you get from this masterpiece.

What you get here are all the benefits of the Mark III Tactical 3-9X magnified scope for mid to long range targets with the additional advantage of a Micro Red Dot Reflex Optic for close range targets.

The GEN3 Mark III Tactical 3-9X40mm scope is a feat of engineering excellence. Let’s start off by stating that price wise; you will not get more value for money than with this scope. Nothing beats it. So, I am biased, but that comes for experience in the field.

This device comes with an Electronic Control Panel that is used to operate the reticle illumination, you can adjust the level of brightness to any one of the five presets, and you can change the colors of the reticle from Blue or Red.

The body is constructed to become a single Magnification ring with an adjustable reticle focus ring at the end of the ocular lens. There is also a Low-Profile Elevation Turret with a Bullet Drop Compensator (BDC) and an AR15/ M4 1½” Scope Centerline height.

This New GEN3 system comes with an Integrated Auto-Locking Quick Release Mount, which is designed to fit Weaver, Picatinny, and MIL-STD 1913 rails.

The lenses are Fully Multi-Coated and are set in a black anodized Die Cast Aluminum Body that is fogproof, waterproof and shockproof.

Features

  • Red Micro Dot optic (DDAB)
  • Low Profile Elevation Turret with a Bullet Drop Compensator (BDC) calibrated for M193 55gr. FMJ Mil-Spec ammo.
  • AR15/ M4 1½” Scope Centerline height.
  • New GEN3 Integrated Auto-Locking Quick Release Mount
  • Fully Multi-Coated lens
  • Die Cast Aluminum Power Coated Tan body

Recommendations

Don’t think twice, if you need to think about which one of these five to buy, and you have the budget, don’t think, just react. Buy this one and never look back.

Conclusions

You will notice that I was a bit heavy handed when comparing the NC Star to other models, even the Nikon didn’t get a rave that much. But to be honest, all the models are exceptional.

However, as time goes by and as technologies improve, out comes a new contestant for the best, and NC Star is putting up a prize fight contest for first place.

The bottom line is not which one is the best, but which one is the best for you, and finding one that is so cross-personal and universal in quality and performance is refreshing.

Just remember, a scope will improve your shot, but you should always start out practicing without a scope, and only after, start to use a scope for improving on your natural ability.

This is because even the most rugged scopes can get damaged in accidents, and then where you will be?

Tip: Buy the best scope for Ruger 10/22 rifles that works for you, but learn how to shoot without it first.

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