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wolfpack
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Posted - 08/17/2013 :  2:32:56 PM  Show Profile
Picked up a really nice Browning Auto 22 with the grooved receiver, wheel sight and made in 1960. I do know that scopes of today are much improved from yesteryear, but this little 22 is just so nice and trim, and just for the nostalgia, I think one of the small period correct 22 scopes on it would look great. Considering an early Weaver v22 from mid 60's any other suggestions?

rufe-snow
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Posted - 08/17/2013 :  3:55:24 PM  Show Profile
The small diameter vintage, scopes made for 22's, don't have the greatest optics. All well and good if you just want to hang it on the wall, and shoot it once a year though. More then that I would get one of the modern 1" scopes, from a quality maker like Burris or Leupold.

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utvols
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31 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2013 :  4:29:24 PM  Show Profile
You will find that the "standard" old school scope for the Browning (or m-61 winnie) is a 4x, 3/4" dia redfield. I believe that this was the Browning offering.

Came in duplex reticle or post reticle. Nice one will cost you. I would consider a modern piece because they ARE so pricey.
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RobOz
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Posted - 08/17/2013 :  5:21:38 PM  Show Profile
Put a nice 2-7 gloss Leupold on it and call it a day.
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dcs shooters
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Turkmenistan
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Posted - 08/17/2013 :  6:16:35 PM  Show Profile
I had one of these Redfield 4X on a Browning BL22, and it was the right size for it Good clear scope.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Redfield-Rimfire-4x-Rifle-Scope-3-4-Tube-USA-Nice-/380693385255

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Redfield-Rimfire-4x-Rifle-Scope-3-4-Tube-USA-Nice-/360676854098?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53fa040952

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wolfpack
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265 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2013 :  7:07:25 PM  Show Profile
Thanks for the suggestions. I have been looking at the Redfields and may very well go with one. I definitely love my Leupolds I have on my centerfire rifles and know the glass would be much better and have considered the Leupold rimfire 2x7x28, but really would like to have a period correct on this little rifle.
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utvols
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31 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2013 :  11:05:47 PM  Show Profile
The first ebay posting that DCS listed definately has the proper mounts. Can't tell about the second one. I like mine on my M-61
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golferboy426
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Posted - 08/19/2013 :  11:27:41 AM  Show Profile
email sent
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dfletcher
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USA
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Posted - 08/19/2013 :  3:23:20 PM  Show Profile
I'm guessing when the price of the little Redfield pops up the usual reaction is surprise. But, they are very good scopes that really look right on the small Browning. I picked up a Japan made Browning a few years back. No scope, but it had the older smooth sided cantilever mount. I wandered around the gun store a bit more and someone had by chance put a 3/4" Redfield 4X on a Ruger 10/22. Store owner sold the scope with Redfield mounts to me for a very good price.

Larger scopes probably provide for better shooting, but I think the smaller scope looks best and works pretty well.

dsf
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md1634
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532 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2013 :  11:48:00 AM  Show Profile
Go with the period correct scope. You may have to look around for a while to get a clear scope but that's half the fun. and the combo will look great!
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golferboy426
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1140 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2013 :  12:47:09 PM  Show Profile
email sent on a Browning scope
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