Can you use “battle” in the name of a scope intended for .22 rifles? How about “tac”? Why not? You never know what gun will be to hand when you need it most. Check out the specs here. They don’t include an MSRP, but Optics Planet lists it for $189. Press release after the jump . . .
BEAVERTON, Ore. — Redfield® introduces the latest model in their line of tactical optics, the Battlezone™ Tac.22™ 2-7x34mm riflescope.
Designed for .22 Long Rifle firearms, the Battlezone Tac.22 comes with two elevation adjustment dials. The first is marked in ¼ MOA increments, and the second is a Bullet Drop Compensation (BDC) dial calibrated to the .22LR, shooting a 36-grain hollowpoint at 1,260 feet per second. The BDC dial is marked from 50 to 150 yards.
The Battlezone Tac.22 features the Tac-MOA™ reticle, which matches the ¼ MOA adjustment dials. Stadia lines on the horizontal and vertical crosshairs are set at two minute of angle increments, allowing for fast windage and bullet drop adjustments as well as range estimation. Parallax is set at a rimfire-friendly 75 yards.
A fully multi-coated lens system delivers excellent brightness, clarity and resolution. The fast-focus eyepiece provides an unmatched field of view, and makes reticle focus fast and easy to maintain in the field. Aggressively knurled, pop-up resettable adjustment dials feature audible clicks that assure precision, repeatability and a wide range of adjustment travel.
Like all Redfield optics, the Battlezone Tac.22 is nitrogen-filled for a lifetime of waterproof, fog proof and shockproof performance.
All Redfield riflescopes are covered by the Redfield “No Excuses™” warranty.
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Acquired by Leupold & Stevens, Inc. in 2008, Redfield is now a brand of the Oregon-based company. The Redfield line includes Revolution®, Revenge® and Battlezone™ riflescopes; CounterStrike™ Tactical Red Dot sight; Rebel® roof prism and Renegade® Porro prism binoculars; Rampage® spotting scope kits; and Raider™ rangefinders. The Redfield Gun Sight Company was founded in 1909 by John Hill Redfield. Over the years, Redfield became one of the leading American manufacturers of sports optics, known for the performance, ruggedness and reliability of its products. The new Redfield line upholds that tradition and is sold worldwide to hunters, shooters, wildlife observers and other outdoor enthusiasts.
You gotta admit, “Battlezone Tac .22” is more manly than “Plinkster.”
Have you seen some of the shots .22plinkster on YouTube has done? Pretty manly I’d reckon.
I tend to shy away from products specifically for the ‘tactical’ market. I don’t own an AR-15 (yet) and my version of tactical is a Yugo M48a with a scout scope. That said, I recently bought the Redfield Battlezone Tactical scope for my MVP Predator in 5.56mm. Probably like a not of non-tactical folk, I was vaguely embarrassed to put such a scope on my rifle, but so far I am extremely happy with it. Have never used a mil-dot kind of scope and wanted to use it to learn the tools and techniques of longer distance shooting and the Redfield is ticking all my boxes and giving me some giggles along the way.
Now I’m thinking the 22 version might go very nicely on a spare 10/22 or CZ 452 I’ve got laying around.
They are trying to play catch up with the Nikon P-22 Scopes.
….who in turn are playing catch-up to Leupold scopes.
So, is it cost-effective to put a $180 optic on a $450 rifle?
I only payed $125 for my .22 back in 2001, at walmart, in CA no less. but yes, I would still put that scope on my rifle. Ruger 10/22, 18th birthday day one purchase, never looked back either.
Tactical is a valid term since there are tactical .22 matches. They are a lot of fun and tough at the same time. There is an optic restriction which this scope qualifies and you are shooting out hostage takers at 50 yards (small targets vs full size), dots at 100 yards, know your limits shooting, and random numbered objects among other things.
I believe the scope was designed for matches such as these.
Maybe this would be nice on my Henry Rifle?
A beautiful and functional lever gun would be better served with peep sights. just as acurate as a scope, but no magnification.
IMO http://www.skinnersights.com/henry_rifles_18.html would be very nice.
22LR is meant to be a basic, simple, fun caliber. There’s nothing “tactical” or “battle ready” about it.
So keep it simple with its optics also. A high-quality fixed 4x or 6x scope complements a 22LR rifle perfectly.
.22 LR has been a training caliber from the day the armies of the world saw its cost effectiveness. If not there wouldn’t have been .22 Mauser trainers or M16 trainers made. .22 Tactical just means you are shooting in a tactical manner without busting the wallet.
Plus, practicing with a .22lr makes you more deadly with .223 vis-a-vis one of those AR bolt conversion kits. NEVER underestimate the lethality of .22lr.
Yes, it is, but for some people it is more than just a plinking round. I shoot small-bore silhouette and am always looking for some way to more easily adjust or compensate for the different ranges involved (40, 60, 80, and 100 yards, or similar). A BDC or hashed reticle is something worth exploring. Most of the people I shoot against use very expensive, dedicated optics (20+ fixed power scopes) but they don’t work as well for me.
In a completely tactical/military sense you would be absolutely correct in that assumption, but…
In a less structured combat environment, say a militia engagement where the battle had to be fought with whatever weapons could be obtained (and fed), a sniper giving covering fire with a scoped .22LR would be quite tactical as I doubt the receivers of that incoming would give much thought to anything except that it WAS incoming.
Getting a hit, other than a head shot, would not be instantly incapacitating, in most cases, but I do not think too many people would want to stick their heads over the berm and take the risk. So yes, a scoped .22LR able to reliably put that little bullet on the bridge of someone’s nose could be extremely tactical.
I also refer you to the movie “Shooter” where he used a scoped .22 to take out two bad guys, rescue the FBI guy, and get back in the game.
The Battlezone Tac .22 is ready to do the business in the war on North Korean Islamic extremist zombie gophers.
agreed. For volume of fire this will be perfect and a good autoloader. For picking them of singly, I prefer a .17hmr though.
There are a lot of .22LR rifles out there styled like the AR and AK platforms. I’m thinking that this scope is for those rifles that folks can use for training with cheap ammo (if you can find .22LR)
So the over sized, gear like, turrets lock in place?
If not how do you know your zero has not changed every time you put it in and pull it out of a rifle case?
Someone needs to whack Marketing with a smart stick, Again.
Meh, don’t punish marketing until they tell the engineers to make it in zombie green.
Aside from the goofy name, it looks like a nice scope.
Hmmm. All that long-distance doping stuff built into the reticle… and only parallax adjustment range is 75 yards.
good point on paralax. I use Leupolds and Burris(s) so I am spoiled.
I own a BSA sweet 22 6-18x scope for my savage mkii fv-sr 22lr and I have to say it is probably the best .22lr scope I have ever seen, or used. Bullet drop compensated for 3 common grains of 22 lr ammo, side parallax adjustment, crystal clear, and just a wonderful scope to shoot with. Easy to move from 200 yards to 20 yards with just a few well marked turret turns. It only costs about 130 bucks also. If you want a serious 22 scope go with the sweet 22 IMHO
your right Cyrano, the Redfield battlezone would be near perfect for tactical 22 shooting events. The BDC dial is marked from 50 to 150 yards. I checked one out today at a local gander mountain. its made in the Philippines. the glass was very clear and bright through out the power range. I looked at the Bushnell ar 22 scope too while I was there. it is made in china. the glass was not as good as the Redfield out classed it all around except for the side focus on the Bushnell. but over all the Redfield battlezone puts the Bushnell to shame. the warranty on the Redfield is a limited lifetime too.