17hmr and scope recommendations

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by tnel74, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. tnel74

    tnel74 New Member

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    I was looking into getting a .17 hmr for some varmint hunting and do not have a overly huge budget. I just like to get some advice on what is a good combo for the money. Thanks.
     
  2. jpattersonnh

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    I have a 4-14x40mm Bushnell Trophy on mine. Works very well.
     

  3. tnel74

    tnel74 New Member

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    What rifle do you have your bushnell on??
     
  4. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    I have a marlin 917 v with a bsa 3-9 x 32 scope on it, a Harris bipod, this gun is like a lazer beam put crosshairs where ya want to hit and its there, this rifle is more accurate than I can shoot it. I have less than 300 in this, local bass pro had it on a stupid good sale couple years back and couldn't pass it up.

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  5. cbibb

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    6x18 bsa sweet 17 or 6x24 BSA platinum take a look at Natchez Muller isn't to bad either
     
  6. tnel74

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    What do you guys think about just waiting for the .17 winchester super magnum?? I heard it's suppose the out perform the hmr by a mile and still be pretty cheap
     
  7. cgersty

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    Once the super magnum rifles come on, the hmr rifles will probably drop in price, I may pick one up eventually but Ill want to shoot one before I just buy one and make sure they have all the kinks worked out of it first.
     
  8. BUCSFAN99

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    I just bought a Savage 93R17 BTVS and put a BSA Sweet 17 3-12X40 on it. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. The BSA Sweet 17 scopes are pretty cool. They were designed for the 17 and you can easily adjust for distance and bullet weight on the fly.
     
  9. ccrow175

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    Marlin 917, vortex crossfire 3-9x40
     

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  10. ccrow175

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    Sorry 4-12x44 crossfire
     
  11. philjam

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    My sweet 17 works.
     
  12. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    I would highly recommend the Marlin 917-V. Second the Savage 93-R. As far as a scope that is up to how much your budget is total? If you would give us your top dollar for the project that would help giving scope selections.
    I like many here have several weapons but non I enjoy shooting more than my little Marlin 917-V.
    They are inexpensive to shoot as well as very, very, accurate and with 2500 fps a fantastic little weapon!
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  13. samwise

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    I have a mossberg 817 with a bushnell banner and it is amazing and it was 230 out the door

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  14. tnel74

    tnel74 New Member

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    They have the savage 93 for 215 at my LGS and I would like to spend no more than 100 on the scope.
     
  15. cgersty

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    You can pick up a bsa sweet 17 for under a hundred I think, haven't checked prices since I bought mine 2 years ago for $79 but with the banic going on who knows.
     
  16. ccrow175

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    Optics are almost overwhelmingly stocked up at all retailers. Only problem is that with ammo and firearms beeing in such demand, it limits stores online sales ads to basically optics and rifle bags. You shouldn't have an issue picking yup a decent scope for a good price.
     
  17. thursday

    thursday New Member

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    I like your setup. I currently have a very similar XT-22VR. I'd love to get a bigger/tactical bolt handle like you have. Can you tell me where I can get one?
     
  18. BUCSFAN99

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    I've taken it out to the range a couple of times. Amazing little rifle for sure. The accu trigger that Savage puts in this rifle is amazing.

    The BSA Sweet 17 scope if very nice too. I like how once you get it 100% zeroed you can take the adjustment caps off and reset them to zero on the windage and elevation. You can also reset the bullet input and then is easy to adjust the bullet weight and yardage with a simple turn of the dials.
     
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  19. mrt8110

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    I have a Savage 93R 17. It has a 75 dollar Bushnell 3x9 scope on it ,& it has laser like accuracy& I am impressed.
     
  20. John_Deer

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    I was going to buy a 17 hmr but I ended up with a 22 wmr. The 17 hmr bucks the wind about like a 177 cal pellet rifle. It lacks the energy to hunt anything but the smallest game. On paper the 17 hmr is a very interesting cartridge but in practice it doesn't work out so well.

    The 22 wmr fired from a rifle has almost as much energy as a 9mm pistol. 30 gr ballistic tip ammo allows you to take coyote sized game cleanly at extended ranges. The animal doesn't suffer and follow up shots are rarely needed. Plus you can shoot 45 grain 22 wrf ammo in a 22 wmr. The 45 grain wrf cartridge is the perfect cartridge for rabbits. It doesn't destroy much much meat but it puts the rabbit down on the spot. You never see a rabbit jump in the air and cut a flip after being hit with a 22 wrf.