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smith wesson mp15 22 with optics

In this guide, let's check out the Best Smith and Wesson M&P 15 22 scope including some new reflex sights.

Any scopes can be used on a rim fire rifle. Do you know which ones they are without breaking the bank for something that's an overkill?

Let's check them out

Smith Wesson M&P 15 22 Optics

Vortex Spitfire AR - Best For Astigmatism

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Why Use A Prism Scope? The Spitfire AR is by far the best low cost 1X prismatic scope for the carbine and any rimfire rifles like a red dot for the following reasons:

Reticle Always There  - Hate red dot disappearing, well the glass etched reticle is always there even without battery power during daylight use. 

No Blurry Reticle - See reticle clearly even if you have bad astigmatism. No blurry / refracted reticle for precise aiming 

Built-In Eyepiece - Focus the reticle for shooters with poor or aging eyes using the diopter adjustment 

Illuminated DRT Reticle - Use it just like a red dot by cranking up the reticle illumination for low light applications or fast sight picture acquisition

See detailed review here

Vortex Crossfire II 2-7X32 - Best Budget Scope For Long Range

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Why Pick The Crossfire II - The Crossfire II 2-7X is the hybrid all-purpose entry-level hunting scope for varying ranges without breaking the bank. 

Long Range Capable - Use it in National Rifle League 22 competitions and shoot up to 100 yards with everything you need in one affordable scope 

Second Focal Plane - Reticle stays the same for all magnification settings for fast close-range hold and on long-range without the bells and whistles unnecessary for 22LR ballistics

Dead-Hold BDC Reticle - Compensate for wind and bullet drop to eliminate guesswork for hunting and backyard plinking. Use this 22LR ballistic calculator for zero

Increased Light Transmission - See better images the same way a $2800 Vortex scope will deliver in a low tier scope option. 

Reflex Sights

Holosun 510C - Best Overall RDS

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Why people love this one - If you do a Google search, this sight is everywhere. It's one of the favorite sighting systems next to the big brands without spending over $300.

Large Field Of View - Shoot with both eyes open for plinking and close range small game hunting going from target to target fast.

Works For Cross Eye Dominance - Aim with either left or right eye if cross eye dominance, just tilt the rifle at an angle

Versatile Reticle System - Works on rimfire 22LR with a precise 2 MOA center dot, and also works on mid range rifles with range estimation hold 65 MOA ring reticle.

Solar Fail Safe - Solar panel keeps the sight working in case the battery runs low or dies. It gives the sight almost infinite power

Quick Detach - Mount and de-mount the optic on the go (Don't over torque on MP15 Polymer top rail)

Read Detailed Holosun 510C Review

Holosun 507C X2 - Smallest Size & Durable

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Why People Love Holosun 507C - The HE507C is by far the best micro red dot sight on the market today for any gun setups, even more so than the gold standard Trijicon RMR without draining your hard earned money.

Parallax Free - Hit the target without complete sight alignment as long as the reticle is visible on the target

Small Size - Be minimalistic with your Smith Wesson MP15 22 rifle, recommend using the Scalarworks skeletonized LEAP mount for low drag setup and a better cheek position 

Superior Durability - Handle centerfire caliber rounds without any issue, and shooting 22LR is nothing

Solar Power BackUp - Solar fail-safe power kicks in immediately when the battery dies almost like a fiber optic that collects light energy source, so the optic will always remain on.

Motion Activated Reticle –  Activate the reticle with the last brightness setting recall upon motion, and turns off when sitting idle

Side Battery Access - Access the battery from the side. No sight removal is required nor re-zeroing

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Vortex Venom - Lowest Profile

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Why we pick this one - The Vortex Venom can do the same thing as the Burris Fastfire 3 including the auto reticle brightness mode, but with a slightly wider lens to aid better dot tracking.

Great Beginner Optic - Fast target acquisition along with the bright fiber optic front sight that makes shooting the MP15 22 Sport an amazing experience for beginners.

Preimum Glass - Increased light transmission + multi-reflective coating to reduce light refraction for better reticle clarity for shooters with bad astigmatism

Top-Loading Battery Access - Swap the battery right from the top without removing the whole sight or having to re-zero the sight

See detailed review here