A good Scope and power for .17HMR

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Greentw, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Greentw

    Greentw New Member

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    Was wondering what a good scope and power for a .17 HMR, with a max price of $300. It will be used for varmint hunting guessing a max range up to
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  2. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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  3. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Greentw,

    I would probably go with a Bushnell Elite 4200 3X9. You can go on the Internet and find one for under $200.00. Retail on them is around $299.00. They are fine scopes with clear good glass. I believe somewhere around 95% light transmission which means it is very clear when looking through it. In optics you get what you pay for. And a good scope should last for years with trouble free operation. This would make you an excellent 17 HMR Scope for target and light varmint hunting.

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  4. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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  5. Greentw

    Greentw New Member

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    Ok thanks all for the info!
     
  6. Triumphman

    Triumphman Active Member

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    I have a Weaver V-Classic in 4-16x42AO and it's an excellent piece. Also don't forget the Redfield Revolution 4-12x40 for a little under $200. Made by Leupold, also excellent scope, but doesn't have AO. I have one, but in 2-7x33 mounted on a little Marlin 44Mag and it takes quite the pounding and it stays focused and zeroed. Another good little scope for around $125, that some folks don't like, and that is Simmons. I have a newer Model 4-12x44 with side focus and it's got some really clear glass, and stays focused on my Ruger 77/22 in 22magnum. There's also Burris FullfieldII for around that $300 or less. I've got 2 of their 3-9x40's and they have great glass/reliability.
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  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i put a BSA Sweet 17 6-18x40 on my savage M93r17 and am very happy with it so far. i paid like $160+ tax for it new. i didn't go with a more expensive scope because the 17 has almost no recoil, so i knew it wouldn't be a problem. BSA scopes are okay, not the greatest, not the worst. i have a couple of them that came on other rifles that were on them when i bought them. for what i spent on the rifle and scope, i'm still less than $400 in it.
     
  8. Greentw

    Greentw New Member

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    Well I went with a Nikon pro staff BDC, I wanted a silver scope to match the gun. It's pretty hard to find silver scopes these days. Ordered from optic plant which was free shipping and no tax, so not too bad of a deal.