The 5 Best Scopes for Ruger 10/22 Rifles
The Ruger 10/22 is a classic and affordable little rifle that is a ton of fun to shoot. We love 10/22 rifles here at Gun Laser Guide, so it was a no-brainer to pull together a list of the best 10/22 scopes for you all.
We’re going to go through each scope and give you some of the pros and cons of each type of sight/scope for 10/22 and explain our reasoning.
So let’s get started with our list so that you can hopefully find the best 10/22 scope for you.
While not a scope per-se, this rifle sight is absolutely worth mentioning any time the topic of sighting systems for the 10/22 is discussed. It’s this writer’s personal choice for his, for plinking and small game.
The system fits on a stock 10/22 with the pre-drilled rail screw holes, giving you the full length of the barrel for sight distance. Even without magnification, you’ll be punching targets at fifty yards with ease. Nothing to break, nothing to adjust. Once the system is sighted in, you won’t have to touch it again, giving it an advantage over scopes, which can drift more easily.
The platform is rock solid, so if your eyes are up to the task, this may work better for you than any scope. There’s a reason its amazon page glows with positive reviews. If you are planning on a competition rimfire gun, however, this is obviously not the best choice.
The Dandelion isn’t a $300 scope. This is a solid piece of glass for the serious shooter on a budget. While the magnification isn’t adjustable, the brightness settings are. Red, green, and blue in the reticule to light up your target against various background and lighting conditions.
Adjustments on this scope are ½ MOA clicks. It’s rugged. It’s compact. It’s everything you could want in a scope at this price point. Definitely one to consider while shopping for your 10/22.
The small 30mm objective isn’t going to be the best for hunting near sunset, and the magnification is a bit light for rimfire competition, but for those who choose a 10/22 for versatility, this scope matches that purpose.
This is a solid scope with good reviews. I wouldn’t mount it on a deer rifle. It’s not made for that, but it’s an admirable scope for a 10/22, and very pocketbook friendly.
As someone who’s owned many Simmons products over the years, I find that when you are looking for decent quality on a budget, they are a pretty safe choice. More expensive scopes have complaints of twisting reticules and other problems, but this one keeps surfacing as a good, medium aperture, high-magnification scope for not a lot of money.
There have been issues with the included aluminum rings after some wear-and-tear, so you may want to swap to steel when you get a chance.
For those wanting a red-dot scope, either for a pistol or a 10/22, you simply cannot beat the value of the Trophy TRS-25 from Bushnell. No magnification, no frills, no nonsense.
This scope from Bushnell offers quick target acquisition, a 3MOA bright dot, and a high-contrast amber coating.
Obviously, without magnification, red-dot and reflex sights aren’t for tack-driving competitions, but this tiny tube of wonderful makes an excellent scope for small game hunting, and it’s sturdy enough to use on an AR-15, so you don’t need to worry about it coming apart.
Fourteen brightness settings give you the perfect dot luminosity for any shooting conditions. Just remember to turn it off when you’re finished plinking, or the battery will die.
We did a full review on the Bushnell TRS-25 here if you’re interested.
Nikon is a name we all know and trust. We also know that it comes at a price, but they aren’t the most expensive glass in the world. Building a perfect 10/22 platform for your needs means not overdoing it when it comes to a sighting system, as most expensive scopes are designed to handle the extra recoil of powerful deer rifles.
Enter the P-Rimfire. A modestly priced scope for your 10/22 that is sturdy enough to trust on an AR platform. The reticule includes open-circle aim points designed specifically for rimfire rounds. The zoom adjusts from 2-7, which is fairly typical of scopes designed for lighter calibers.
The glass is multi-coated for excellent light transmission, though 32mm is still provides a somewhat dark image at sunset. ½ MOA clicks make for a fast sighting-in session, and with up to 7x magnification, this scope is capable for competition shooting.