Originally Posted by John_Deer
You can get a good fixed power scope for under $100. I can shoot a cigarette butt with a 4x fixed power scope at 100 yards. What are you hunting? Mosquitoes? Have a look at a Simmons 8 point 4x fixed power scope.
You have to spend around $500 on a variable power scope that will match the Simmons fixed power scope in clarity, field of view, eye relief and durability.
I'm not buying what you are selling here. If you look at a 3-9x40mm The field of veiw at 4x on the 3-9 will match a strait 4x scope. Now I do use a 4x32mm scope on a whitetail rifle, but not on a varmint gun. My son has a 4x32 on a .22 semi auto that works great, but 75 yards is the max. The field of veiw w/ a 4x32 is 23 feet at 100 yards, but you can shoot a 1/2" target. Simmons has always made bottom end scopes.
Here is a link to scopes that will work well on a .17HMR. Under $100.00