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I'm thinking about getting a 22lr pistol for plinking and squirrel hunting. I'm leaning towards either a Ruger Mark IV or a Browning Buckmark. I want a version that I can mount a scope onto. In your opinion would I be better off with a traditional scope or a red dot of some sort? How accurate can a red dot be at 50yds or less?
 

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I have the Mk IV Target and put a red dot on it at 1st. It was "extremely" accurate, but the much higher sight plane caused it to shoot very high when sighted in at 7 yards and shooting at 10 yards. Shooting 15 or 20 yards took very careful estimating of range and probable trajectory.

When shooting randomly at rocks on hillsides in the desert, it was almost impossible. I took the red dot off and just use the iron sights now.
 

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I want it for plinking and hunting squirrels/rabbits. Sounds like I may need a traditional scope instrad of a red dot. I figure to shoot out to 40-50 yds at the far end.
 
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