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scope-a-dope

Postby slowshooter » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:26 pm

Looking for a scope for a :
17 HMR as well as a 22 LR.

Any recommendation?

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Re: scope-a-dope

Postby ajmorell » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:42 pm

How much are you willing to spend? I've got a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 on my 22WMR that I've been pretty happy with. I had 2 different Bushnell Banners on it before, those were not as good but still sufficed for squirrel hunting.
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Re: scope-a-dope

Postby Sagebrush » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:13 pm

If you have the money, there are scopes out there that give you the bullet drop for standard bullets in a caliber and some that
can give data for bullet weight and velositys of a load !!

If you want a notch up from a standar 4x cross hair scope ,that the old folks use.
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Re: scope-a-dope

Postby MOhuntingGuy » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:34 pm

BSA Sweet 17 for your .17HMR and the Sweet 22 for your .22. They are actually pretty clear on the optics and each one comes with caliber and bullet weight specific turrets for elevation. I want to say they are around 60 bucks?
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Re: scope-a-dope

Postby talltimber » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:02 am

Can't speak for the Sweet 22, but the Sweet 17 I wouldn't recommend. Fair glass, and the comp is useless, to me anyway, wasn't very close at all. Much better to get you a better mildot scope, form your own drop table on what you're shooting, then range it yourself.
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Re: scope-a-dope

Postby #1jumpshooter » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:44 am

3-9x of any kind for the 17hmr and straight 4x for the 22....personal preference
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Re: scope-a-dope

Postby clampdaddy » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:45 pm

I've never trusted low end range compensating scopes that requires turning knobs. I'm sure there are scopes out there that always return to zero, but I can't afford one. I have a couple rifled fitted with Burris fullfield II B-Plex reticle scopes and they work very well. They're perfect for the .17 hmr. Sight in dead on at 100 yards and raise up one tick mark for every 50 yards after that.
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Re: scope-a-dope

Postby slowshooter » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:39 am

Just got around to closing the loop on this one for the HMR. Cabelas had the Nikon Prostaff onsale for 159 and change. WIth points and a great shipping promo I got a 4-12 x 40 for very little out of pocket dinero. Yay me. :lol3:

The Savage will soon be wearing some Japanese glass. Gotta go look for some rings as the bell is close to a 50... I usually go with Warne but dunno how high I'll have to go or what to get yet. Ugh.

In the interim, I managed to get another HMR, a Brazilian Mossberg... More likely than not I'll just go to Wally World and pick up a relatively inexpensive Tasco or Bushnell for it. It's not a pricey gun that demands a Leopold so maybe I should go big, cheap and gaudy to impress the locals.
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Re: scope-a-dope

Postby Sagebrush » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:43 pm

I miss the old Weaver that was 3/4" in diamiter and had dials that ...WORKED !!

Now all the new .22 scopes look like they belong on a 30-06 and 98% need rings .
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