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how much scope for 17hmr

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by nutty1, Oct 17, 2011.

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  1. nutty1

    nutty1 TS Member

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    hey guys i just bought a cz 453, i will be shooting paper mostly, what are your recomendations for a scope, thx
     
  2. rjstubbl

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    I put a Redfield 3x12x40 on mine and its about perfect. Great scope made by Leupold for a good price.
     
  3. Chuckbuster

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    4 X 14 MEULLER ON MY 93 SAVAGE 17 WORKS PERFECT. 110 BUCKS
     
  4. wolfram

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    I use a Leupold 12x target/varmint scope on my .17 HMR. This little round is capable of very good accuracy and you really need a good scope with excellent resolution to take full advantage of this.

    I don't think you need a varibale power scope for what you intend to do so you will be better off spending the money on lense quality rather than the varible power feature.
     
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    I know they are not "Top of the Line" scopes...but look a the BSA Sweet 17's. I have one on my 17 Mach2 and it's just fine.

    Vern
     
  6. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    I had a sweet 17 and it was the biggest piece of crap I have ever owned in a scope. Obviously your mileage may vary.

    Stick with the Leupolds of the world.
     
  7. Bird30

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    I have a ER Brown 4-12x50 with rigid Leupold mounts. It works very well for me.
     
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    I also started with the sweet sixteen BSA and dumped it, a Bushnell 4x12 adjustable objective is good for the money, Leupold, Nikon, are better.
     
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    i have a zeies 3x9x40 on mine
     
  10. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Leupold 4-12x seems to be about perfect for all around use.

    4-6x is perfect for walkabouts.

    8x to 12x is good for shooting positions where you can anchor the rifle.

    Range of the cartridge really doesn't require more than 12x.

    A fixed 8x or 12x is too much for jump shooting close range critters.

    My son usually uses his scope on 6x, and only cranks it up when he is well anchored.

    Myself, my 9417 lever action in 17 HMR has a 2-7x on it, but that was to get the scope as low as possible because it's smaller 33mm objective allowed a better cheek weld. I'd rather have a 4-12x on it.
     
  11. Rick in Ohio

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    Myself I would stay away from the sweet sixteen BSA they are a cheap scope.

    Bushnell Elite makes a nice 4 to 16 power and it don't cost a arm or a leg.
    I have a Elite 4x16 power on my CZ 17 HMR and love it......... its a super nice setup for prairie dog's.

    Below is a picture of my CZ out in South Dakota PD hunting.



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