I’m sure a lot of you misspelled Crickett 22 by calling it Cricket 22. That’s a video game and not my forte. But what is my forte is the Crickett 22. It’s an LR/WMR firing rifle that is quite affordable, accurate, and extremely lightweight.
Making it easy to carry around and even easier to introduce your younglings into the wonderful shooting world. As you can guess already, the Crickett 22 doesn’t come with any kind of rifle scope on top of it. Despite being a long-range weapon, you don’t get any long-range accessories.
Then again, this is the beauty of this hobby. You can easily find compatible accessories and upgrade the Crickett 22. A necessary accessory is the scope. But what’s the best scope for Crickett 22? Let’s find that out. Without further ado, let’s get right into it.
How To Choose The Best Scope For Crickett 22?
The Crickett 22 is a wonderful rifle. No doubt about that. The price to performance ratio is quite good. That’s why I have decided to include some scopes that also have a good price-to-performance ratio.
Before you find the best scope for your Crickett 22, make sure to buy a scope mount for Crickett 22. I recommend using the MSP Crickett scope mount base. It’s a well-made and durable scope mounting base that will allow you to mount picatinny/weaver accessories. That’s exactly what you want.
So, how do you choose the right one then? First of all, you will need to decide how much are you willing to spend behind the scope. If you are feeling like spending a decent amount, the Strike Eagle is without a doubt the best Crickett 22 scope on the market. But if you don’t want to spend that much, which is understandable. Then you will need to think about what ticks your boxes the most.
Do you need more magnification? Or you are after fixed magnification? Do you care about range? Or just want some QCB accuracy? If you can answer these questions by yourself, you already know which scope is the best for Crickett 22.
Best Scope For Crickett 22 [Editor’s Picks]
1. Vortex Optics Strike Eagle 1-6×24 SFP Riflescope
Vortex Strike Eagle is one of the best sub 300$ riflescopes made ever. The Strike Eagle SFP is a go-to recommendation for anyone who is starting with the LR 22. It’s a very well-made scope that will make your gun even better than before.
The scope has a 30mm tube. The tube is made out of high-quality durable aluminum. The inside of the tube is purged with nitrogen. Making it a completely fogproof scope. Despite being an affordable offering from Vortex, they didn’t skimp out on any corners.
The scope is water and shockproof as well. Making it ideal for all sorts of hunters all over the world. The Strike Eagle is an excellent product for medium to long-range shooting. You can purchase this scope in 4 different magnifications and 2 different reticles to choose from.
Pairing this with the Crickett 22 is an ideal combination for a newbie to start out. Even if the gun is not your endgame, this scope will make it competent enough to help you in all sorts of hunting.
Does the scope come with mounting rings?
Does Vortex provide any warranty?
Yes, they do. They offer a lifetime warranty with their product. Giving you the safety and guarantee that you can use this all your life.
Is the lens O-ring sealed?
Yes, they are O-ring sealed. Water can’t get inside the scope at all. Not unless you decide to drop it in your bathtub and leave it there for a few hours.
2. Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight Riflescope
While this is not a magnified riflescope, it still is a scope that is compatible with rifles like the Crickett 22. The TRS-25 is a versatile red dot sight made to be a champion in short-range shooting.
Starting from QCB, it can handle 50 yards shooting with relative ease. If you are just starting out in the hobby and not ready to commit over 200$ for the time being, this is one of the best red dot sights you can purchase.
The Trophy TRS-25 is made out of durable aluminum. The CNC machining process is flawless and the inside of the cylinder is also purged with chemicals. Making the sight fog and shockproof as well.
To keep the battery from harm’s way, Bushnell also made the Trophy TRS-25 waterproof as well. Speaking of battery, the sight has an illuminated red dot reticle to it. You can adjust the illumination from 1 to 11 levels.
Does the scope come with mounting rings?
The optic has a built-in mounting system to it. So, yes it does come with a mounting system. Not a traditional ring as you think.
Is this good for hunting?
Yes, this is excellent for hunting. You can hunt at short range with ease.
Does Bushnell offer a warranty?
Yes, they offer a limited lifetime warranty. You can find more information about their warranty policy on their website.
3. Keystone KSA054 4x32mm Mil-Dot Riflescope
The KSA054 is an affordable way of getting into the medium-range shooting with the Crickett 22. The KSA054 is made for the Crickett 22. This LR 22 compatible scope is a great choice for folks that are looking to get into Crickett 22 but are not willing to spend a ton of money behind the scope.
This inexpensive scope is made out of durable alloy. It’s a very similar material to raw aluminum and is also quite durable. The lightweight scope is not capable of magnifying at all.
The scope is fixed at 4x magnification and features a coated 32mm objective lens. While it’s not as clear as a fully multi-coated expensive scope, it’s still plenty clean enough for your everyday hunting.
The scope is shockproof as well. So, the Crickett 22 won’t be able to break the scope at all. Overall, the hunting performance is quite good. For the price, this scope is quite good and will help you get better at aiming with the Crickett 22.
Does this scope come with mounting rings?
Yes, it comes with standard dovetail mounting rings.
Does this scope come with a warranty?
Yes, it comes with a limited lifetime warranty. There are some T&Cs that Keystone explains on their website.
Is this scope too heavy?
No, it’s quite lightweight. The weight is only 8.11 oz.
4. CVLIFE 6-24×50 AOE Hunting Rifle Scope
Thanks to brands like CVLIFE, you don’t need to buy a toy scope. The Crickett 22 is a famous gun among teenagers who are getting into learning to shoot. So, buying a real scope for them makes more sense.
That’s exactly what the AOE is. It’s a real scope that costs less than your favorite Lego sets. The CVLIFE scope is made out of durable aluminum. It’s surprising, to say the least, but a welcome one. You can see and feel the durability of this scope. CVLIFE didn’t cheap out on the material thankfully.
The lenses aren’t made out of HD glass. But they are not plastic either. The glasses used on the lenses are quite clean and they gather plenty of sunlight to work around with. While the low-light performance isn’t excellent, the illuminated reticle covers up for the lackings.
That’s right, the scope has a red and green illuminated reticle. While the reticle is on the second focal plane, it doesn’t distort much at 24x magnification. Granted it’s not as smooth as the other expensive scopes on the market. But can’t really expect good tier performance from a sub 50$ scope now can we?
Does this scope come with mounting rings?
Yes, this does come with a pair of mounting rings. The rings are suitable for picatinny or weaver mounting rails. They are okay. You can down the line change them for “Vortex Hunting Scope rings” down the line if you want to.
Does CVLIFE provide any warranty at all?
Yes, they do offer a limited 5 years warranty with the scope. While it’s not lengthy like most other brands, can’t expect them to support a lifetime for this small amount of money.
Will this scope make my Crickett 22 heavy?
It will add some weight to your gun, that’s true. But it won’t make your gun heavy per say. It will add around 650-700 grams more weight on your weapon. That’s not that heavy.
5. Simmons 3-9x32mm .22 Matte Black Riflescope
Simmons, this is not the first time I’m recommending this scope to you guys. If you read any of my past guides to 22 LR scopes, you already know just how good this not so little scope is.
The Simmons scope may not cost much, but it packs a humongous punch. With a base magnification of 3x, you can easily do most day to day shooting and medium range hunting on base magnification alone. If you want to stalk your prey from even further, you can increase the magnification up to 9x.
While the lenses aren’t as clear as a pair of HD glasses, they are quite good and much cleaner than most knockoff and clone scopes. Simmons did a good job in making the scope fog and shockproof as well.
While it’s not submergible by any means, it holds its ground well in rain. Still, wouldn’t recommend using this under heavy showers. The scope is a good starting ground for folks who want to venture into mid-range shooting.
Does this scope come with any mounting accessory?
Yes, the scope comes with a pair of dovetail mounting rings.
Is Simmons a good brand?
They are a well-reputed brand in the market. They have made good scopes in the past and are still making some wonderful budget ones.
Does Simmons provide a warranty?
They do offer a warranty but it’s not an unlimited lifetime. And they have quite a few T&Cs applied in the warranty department. Better to make sure it on their website or mail.
See, that wasn’t hard, was it? The Crickett 22 is an amazing weapon. A great way to start your journey in this wonderful world. Giving it a well deserved scope is like crowning the king.
That’s a metaphor, by no means I’m calling the Crickett 22 king of all rifles. But hey, it can be one for your younglings! You already know the importance of a good scope and how it can improve your aim and experience. That’s why you should invest in a Crickett 22 scope. With that said, that’s all for now. I will see you guys soon with more. Till then, take care and stay quirky.