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Old 03-09-2013, 09:30 PM   #11
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:59 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by kaido View Post
So....I plan on stealing this thread for the simple fact that well, I can.

Instead of starting a whole knew "what scope thread?" I figured I'd just ask in this one since the title isn't specific. But I'm thinking of replacing the scope that came with my Remington 770 (.243). The one on it now is basically a no name one that seems to be jiggled out of zero fairly easily.

The scope would be used for hunting and target shooting and hunting coyotes out to roughly 200 yards or so, but no further. It would also be used the odd time for gopher shooting from time to time. I'd prefer it to have some for of a mil dot reticle since I'd like to learn how to judge ranges and use the reticle for longer shots on inanimate at random ranges.

Now for the catch.....I don't really want to spend more on a scope then I did the rifle. Basically I'm wanting to spend around $150.00 or so.
I usually put higher-end scopes on my rifles, but I have one or two I didn't want to spend a lot on for a scope. I did a lot of internet forum searching, and one name kept coming up repeatedly as having lots of value with good glass for an economy price.

I purchased a Swift 4-12x40 model SPR676 in their Premier line. I has served me well and I'm very happy with it, especially considering I have only $165 to my door in it.

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Old 03-09-2013, 11:06 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by JOEMASTRO6 View Post
Ok. Done deal. I got the Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44 for 279.00 free shipping. Came in 3 days via FedEx. After MUCH researching I wanted the Vortex Diamondback but found the Viper which is a one up from the Diamondback. I could not be happier. Btw it has 95% light transmission. The quality is beyond what Ithought I could afford. Currently my son was most interested in the SUPERSNIPER 16x, and was ready to pull the trigger but now that he has seen my scope he is rethinking that. He did get his Savage 19055. He may use my scope until I get my rifle. Trying now to figure out the bases and ring situation. I want steel. It needs high rings because of the 44mm bell and heavy barrel. The rifles come with the bases. I have to study up now since my first effort was for 1 inch tube and it has the 30mm main tube. I don't understand weaver vs etc.......

You may find the 6.5-20 is too much power on the .17HMR. You may have trouble locating the target at 100 yards. That would not be a good scope for a hunting rifle unless it is a varmint rig. Your son would not be happy if he ever tried hunting w/ a 16x. I change my target rifle into a more rounded rifle. It wore a 6-24x40mmAO for years. It sucked for Hunting. I put a 3-12x42mmAO on it and w/ the upgrade in glass it is better then ever. It wears a Sightron SII Big Sky 3-12x42mmAO. Wonderful scope.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:39 PM   #14
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Honestly the rifle probable would never see hunting. He
re in Nj you can only use shotguns, bow and arrow or black powder. As far as my scope it may be much for the 17 hmr but the scope will also follow me on any other rifle I buy too. It is variable 6.5-20. So it seems to me to be perfect for my needs, 100 to 300 yards at the range. If I can't find the target straight down my lane with that scope I probable should not be shooting.
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