The process of accurizing a firearm simply means improving its usability and accuracy, but it’s an important term to know if you’re a new gunner. One of the basic ways to accurize your Ruger 10/22 is with a scope, but before you go out and randomly buy one, there are some things to think about.
When people think about buying a scope for their Ruger 10/22, they usually don’t think about scope bases—even those gunners who otherwise function at an intermediate level of skill and knowledge when it comes to the Ruger 10/22.
When it comes to scope bases on the Ruger 10/22, you have the option of using the scope base that is factory issued with the rifle, or you can purchase an aftermarket scope base. Which option you choose depends on a combination of your needs and preferences. Some scopes for the Ruger 10/22 might actually require an aftermarket scope base to function properly, so that’s something to keep in mind as well.
It’s also worth mentioning that, generally, scope bases are inexpensive. So, it’s not something to skimp on if you think you need an upgrade. After all, the Ruger 10/22 is your main investment, so it makes sense to get the addons necessary to fit your needs—especially when they’re as practical and wallet-friendly as a brand-new scope base.
You also have a wide array of options to choose from, too.
The Leupold Rifleman Ruger 1022 (1-pc) is a nice starter scope base for the Ruger 10/22.
If you’re looking for something a little more versatile, try something like the Ruger 10/22 Picatinny Rail Mount for Scopes and Optics. This base allows you a bit more freedom with the different types of scopes and optics you may want to use, which improves utility tremendously.
Scopes for the Ruger 10/22
When you’re shopping for scopes for your Ruger 10/22, it’s important to consider your main applications. For instance, is it for hunting? If so, what are you hunting and under what lighting conditions do you expect to be hunting? Naturally, the survivalist will generally go for a scope with the most robust options, because of the versatility they allow, which is understandable for those of that ilk. However, if your needs aren’t very broad and you know the type of game you’ll be going for, you can always choose your Ruger 10/22 scope based on that.
The CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 2.5-10x40e Red & Green Illuminated Gun Scopes with 20mm & 11mm Mount is a likable multipurpose scope that’s well-suited for and easily compatible with the Ruger 10/22. It features 2.5-10x magnification and a Class III laser for improved shooting accuracy, making it a great choice for those of us whose eyes don’t always cooperate with our otherwise excellent marksmanship.
The UTG 3-9X32 1″ BugBuster Scope is such a fine scope for the Ruger 10 22 optics that there have been a lot of cheap knockoffs made in China, but this here is the real deal. Featuring a range-estimating mil-dot reticle, it’s an all-weather Ruger 10/22 scope that is rainproof and fog-proof, as well as shockproof, making it rugged enough for all hunting conditions.