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Topic: Scope recommendations for .17 HMR
Posted By: Somebody
Subject: Scope recommendations for .17 HMR
Date Posted: November/15/2004 at 19:35

Hi,

 

I am looking for scope recommendations for a newly purchased .17 HMR heavy barreled rifle.  The gun is intended to be used for varmint shooting of gophers and prairie dogs, some plinking, and some informal target shooting.  I would say that the rifle will primarily be shot at ranges from 25 to 150 yards.

 

I know somebody that has a similar rifle and he has a Nikon Monarch 6.5-20x44 scope on his rifle that seems very nice, but I am open to other recommendations.  I would not say that price is a big issue to me, because I am most interested in getting a quality scope on this rifle.

 

Thanks!

 




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Posted By: redneckbmxer24
Date Posted: November/15/2004 at 21:13

for that range you dont need that much power, and the burris has the ballistic plex reticle, and it is drop compensated, and i beleave it will word for the 17 hmr to 300 yards or something like that. i would look at either the 4.5-14x42 FF2, but if you want more quality, look at the black diamond 4-16 with the ballistic mildot, i think you'll fall in love with the reticle alone.

 

cory



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Posted By: Somebody
Date Posted: November/15/2004 at 21:47

Can you tell me what the adjustable objective range is on the Burris scopes?

 

Thanks

 



Posted By: redneckbmxer24
Date Posted: November/15/2004 at 21:49

hmm... im going to guess, and say its like 10 yards on the bottom to infinity, i dont have a parralax adjusatble one to verify it, but thats what it is in most cases.

 

cory



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Posted By: Somebody
Date Posted: November/15/2004 at 22:00

Thanks, Cory!

 

I was searching on the internet for the Burris specifications on the adjustable objective, but could not find the actual numbers anywhere yet.  I would probably want to get that information verified for sure before I would order one, because of the typical shots with this gun probably being from 25 to 150 yards.

 



Posted By: larryh38
Date Posted: November/16/2004 at 01:44

There is a scope made for the 17 rimfire cartridge made by bsa called the sweet 17. Three versions of power are made and each scope is calibrated for the 17 cartridge drop. Using a range finder to establish the distance.... than the top or vertical crosshair adjustment is in yards out to 300. Once the yardage is found turn this adjustment to the yardage indicated on the dial and the cross hairs are adjusted for for bullet drop. As mentioned , three versions are made.... 1 to 7 power... 3 to 9 power and I believe the last is 4 to 12 power in that area...

They are available at Cabelas. and range from 60.00 to 135.00 dollars

Larryh38



Posted By: ranburr
Date Posted: November/16/2004 at 11:45

Larryh38, you must really hate Somebody to be trying to talk him into a BSA!

 

ranburr



Posted By: Somebody
Date Posted: November/16/2004 at 12:36

Thanks for the advice.  Anymore suggestions from others?



Posted By: redneckbmxer24
Date Posted: November/16/2004 at 16:21

i ditto ranburr, stay AWAY from BSA, they arent worth the box they ship in.

 

cory



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Posted By: larryh38
Date Posted: November/19/2004 at 06:39
Bsa is a inexpensive scope and the 17cal does not have an excessive amount of recoil which is the main problem of any scope out on the market.. I have a H&R in 17 cal with a bull barrel on it and it works fine... If you want a expensive or mid range scope, there are a number available that will work... Not to many with a point of impact calibration system on them.... A mill dot scope in any brand will give you elevation indications but you will have to get familar with the methods of calibration.. If you want a expensive scope for it .... get a shepard for about 400 to 600 dollars, either a p1 or a p2 model.They have in the scope a series of circles base on the chest size of a animal... fitting the animal in them gives you the target point for diffrerent yardages. Another brand is leatherwood... Its the forrunner of the old art or realist scopes as used in the military for target yardage accomplishment. It has a additional adjustment ring or cam behind the magnification ring on the scope that lets you bracket the target and adjusts the cross hairs of the scope accordingly. If you want to really spend the bucks the get a Ziess, Leupoldl, Kahles, Springfield or the maximum Swarovski. Nikon will also work and the Monark is a very good scope by Nikon but it does not have target range indicator in it. We have all of these choices available at Cabelas






Posted By: larryh38
Date Posted: November/19/2004 at 07:00

Objective lens adjustment on any scope is based on magnification capabilities of the  scope... the higher the magnification .... there is a decrease in the shorter yardage distances for example .... most three to nine variables have a adjustable objective range from ten to fifteen yards to infinite.... as the shorter magnification gets higher  or the higher magnification gets longer or higher.... the bottom or shorter objective distance gets further out.... example a scope with magnification adjustments from six to twentyfour power will have a minimum objective adjustment about the twenty five yard area.... but will still go out to infinity.

 

PS.    Burris scopes are also good scopes and will run you in the 250 to 400 dollar range depending a reticle configuration... mill dot etc. lighted  or not..

 



Posted By: redneckbmxer24
Date Posted: November/19/2004 at 09:41

actually the problem with cheap riflescopes are not from recoil, a 22 can have scopes falfunction on them, and scopes will come from the factory, and not hold zero, and have major defects, and BSA is a prime example. BSA's are the biggest peices of crap i have found, and i dont know how anyboyd coyuld be fooled into buying one. i have a contender 6-24x50 that i know use as a tool for turn in rings. and burris scopes are anywhere from about $180-700, burris scopes are among some of the best out there. shepard, and leatherwood are also some crappy scopes, and i wouldnt have them on a BB gun. i dont nessesarly buy stuff for the price, i buy them for quality, and none of the scopes you mention (larry) are of any quality, and you really should do soem research before advising somebody to get a POS optic.

 

cory



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Posted By: ranburr
Date Posted: November/19/2004 at 16:44

Essentially what cory said but nicer.

 

ranburr



Posted By: Somebody
Date Posted: November/19/2004 at 18:21

Thanks for the additional input.

 



Posted By: larryh38
Date Posted: November/20/2004 at 04:43
Nobody is recommending any scope but showing him some of the options available.... Its his choice . Leupold is the number one seller at Gander Mountain and Cabelas of all scopes on the market. Burris is second and is also the majority of returns in both major sporting goods stores.

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Larry


Posted By: Somebody
Date Posted: November/20/2004 at 10:19

You are correct, Larry, in that I am interested in hearing from a variety of people on what they may be using or suggest for a .17 HMR rifle, but the final decision on which one I decide to purchase is up to me.

 

I still would not mind hearing any other suggestions from additional people either.  With the cooler weather setting in and the holidays coming up, it is not critical to me that I have to make a decision in the next couple of days either.

 

 



Posted By: esldude
Date Posted: November/22/2004 at 19:18

I had exactly that Nikon scope on a 17hmr.  I didn't think the magnification too much, though that would depend on your uses of it.  That scope is marked on the AO to 50 yards and goes past it.  It will work

down to around 30 yards.  Is very clear, bright and adjusts correctly.  It is large and long, but on a heavy barrel 17hmr shouldn't be a bother.   The 17 hmr can be very precise.  Even out to 150 yards.  So the 20x lets you watch the bullet contrails sometimes and easily see the results otherwise. 

 

The Burris scopes are good.  I own a couple.  But the other scope I would suggest is the Bushnell Elite 4200.  Either a 6-24x or 4-16x if that suits you.  It is available in a mil-dot.  That might not be quite as good as a ballistic plex.  But can be used much the same way.  And the 4200's seem as good as any I have looked thru. 



Posted By: Gray Fox
Date Posted: November/25/2004 at 09:49

Hi,

In my humble opinion, since recoil is not an issue on a .17HMR, I decided on  the BSA  3-12x Sweet 17 for my Savage 93 stainless  bull barrel. The scope is very clear and the AO is a great asset.   I have sub MOA accuracy @ 100 yards and you don't need a spoting scope because you can see the little .17 cal holes with the Sweet 17. I compaed this scope to my Leupold VX-III and for $89.00 I'll take the BSA sweet 17.   My only gripe about the scope is the rubberised finish. I don't think it will endure ruff treatment in the field. But for a varmit/target scope its fine.

 

 



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Posted By: Chris Farris
Date Posted: November/25/2004 at 13:22

Somebody,

Taking into account the range you will be shooting, the caliber, your targets and your desire to purchase a quality scope I would recommend the Burris Ballistic Plex reticle as it can easily be used for .17 bullet drop.

 

The Burris Ballistic Plex reticle was designed to work with just about any caliber and comes with detailed instructions and decals, that depict what the lines represent for different calibers, that you can stick on your rifle stock.  Here is what the hold overs work out to be for .17 Hornady Magnum 17 grain Hornady VMax bullet moving at 2550 feet per second.

As you can see it is very simple to shoot any where from 100 - 300 yards with this reticle.  The Burris Ballistic Plex reticle is available in several scopes.

  1. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/201321/burris_2-7x26_short_mag_rifle_scope.htm - 2-7x36 Matte Finish, Short Mag for $259.95
  2. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200382/burris_3-9x32_mini_compact_rifle_scope.htm - 3-9x32 Matte Finish, Compact for $269.95
  3. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/NEW200381/burris_3-9x32_mini_compact_rifle_scope.htm - 3-9x32 Matte Finish, Quad Knobs, Compact for $266.95
  4. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/201331/burris_3-9x32_short_mag_rifle_scope.htm - 3-9x32 Matte Finish, Short Mag for $269.95
  5. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200162PKG/burris_3-9x40_fullfield_ii_rifle_scope.htm - 3-9x40 Matte Finish, Fullfield II with FREE 20x50 Burris Landmark Spotting Scope for $197.95
  6. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200162BIN/burris_3-9x40_fullfield_ii_rifle_scope.htm - 3-9x40 Matte Finish, Fullfield II with FREE 8x32 Burris Landmark Binocular for $199.95
  7. http://www.riflescopes.com/store/prodinfo.asp?number=200169 - 3-9x40 Silver Finish, Fullfield II for $218.95
  8. http://www.riflescopes.com/store/prodinfo.asp?number=200166 - 3-9x40 Gloss Finish, Fullfield II for $198.95
  9. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200168/burris_3-9x40_fullfield_ii_rifle_scope.htm - 3-9x40 Matte Finish, Illuminated, Fullfield II for $315.95
  10. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200918/burris_2.5-10x44_euro_diamond_30mm_rifle_scope.htm - 2.5-10x44 Matte Finish, EurDiamond for $432.95
  11. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200560/burris_3-10x40_signature_select_rifle_scope.htm - 3-10x40 Matte Finish, Signature Select for $376.95
  12. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/NEW200566/burris_3-10x40_signature_rifle_scope.htm - 3-10x40 Matte Finish, Illuminated Signature Select for $473.95
  13. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200561/burris_3-10x40_signature_select_rifle_scope.htm - 3-10x40 Matte Finish, Posi-Lock, Signature Select for $400.95
  14. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/NEW200567/burris_3-10x40_signature_rifle_scope.htm - 3 http://www.riflescopes.com/products/NEW200567/burris_3-10x40_signature_rifle_scope.htm - -10x40 Matte Finish, Posi-Lock, Illuminated, Signature Select for $498.95
  15. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200966/burris_3-10x40_euro_diamond_30mm_rifle_scope.htm - 3-10x40 Matte Finish, EuroDiamond for $424.95
  16. http://www.riflescopes.com/store/prodinfo.asp?number=200154 - 3-9x50 Matte Finish, Fullfield II for $274.95
  17. http://www.riflescopes.com/store/prodinfo.asp?number=200172 - 3.5-10x50 Matte Finish, Fullfield II for $319.95
  18. http://www.riflescopes.com/store/prodinfo.asp?number=200173 - 3.5-10x50 Matte Finish, Illuminated, Fullfield II for $380.95
  19. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200616/burris_3-12x44_signature_select_rifle_scope.htm - 3-12x44 Matte Finish, Signature Select for $396.95
  20. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200617/burris_3-12x44_signature_select_rifle_scope.htm - 3-12x44 Matte Finish, Posi-Lock, Signature Select for $423.95
  21. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200916/burris_3-12x50_euro_diamond_30mm_rifle_scope.htm - 3-12x50 Matte Finish, EurDiamond for $475.95
  22. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200396/burris_4-12x32_mini_compact_rifle_scope.htm - 4-12x32 A/O, Matte Finish, Compact for $317.95
  23. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/NEW201341/burris_4.5-14x32_short_mag_rifle_scope.htm - 4.5-14x32 A/O, Matte Finish, Short Mag for $325.95
  24. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200185/burris_4.5-14x42_fullfield_ii_rifle_scope.htm - 4.5-14x42 A/O, Matte Finish, Illuminated Fullfield II for $433.95
  25. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200183PKG/burris_fullfield_ii_4.5-14x42.htm - 4.5-14x42 A/O, Matte Finish, Fullfield II with FREE 12-24x50 Burris Landmark Spotting Scope for $339.95
  26. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200768/burris_4-16x44_signature_select_rifle_scope.htm - 4-16x44 A/O, Matte Finish, Signature Select for $429.95
  27. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200770/burris_4-16x44_signature_select_rifle_scope.htm - 4-16x44 A/O, Matte Finish, Posi-Lock, Signature Select for $478.95
  28. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/NEW200772/burris_4-16x44_signature_select_rifle_scope.htm - 4-16x44 A/O, Matte Finish, Illuminated Signature Select for $546.95
  29. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/NEW200773/burris_4-16x44_signature_select_rifle_scope.htm - 4-16x44 A/O, Matte Finish, Posi-Lock, Illuminated, Signature Select for $571.95
  30. http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200926/burris_4-16x50_black_diamond_30mm_rifle_scope.htm - 4-16x50 Side Focus, Matte Finish, Black Diamond for $579.95

I would go with the 4.5-14x42.  Great power range, reasonable price, comes with free spotting scope, and it has an adjustable objective for parallax and mounts down low.



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Posted By: Chris Farris
Date Posted: November/25/2004 at 13:25

....and for the Sweet 17, don't knock it until you try it.  Most BSA scopes are guilty by association and deserve the warnings but some are OK.

 

 

 

The http://www.riflescopes.com/store/departments.asp?dept=216 - BSA Sweet 17 line of scopes are made specifically for 17 caliber rifles.  The BSA scopes utilize a bullet drop cam (located on the elevation adjustment) instead of a hold over reticle like the Burris Ballistic Plex.  It takes a little more time to compensate this way but it is just as effective.  There is a noticeable optical / mechanical difference between the two as well, hence the considerable price difference.  The BSA Sweet 17 scopes are a lot of fun for plinking and informal target shooting.  The Burris has the edge for more serious target or low light hunting.  Both are great scopes for 17 caliber rifles but they are made to serve two different markets.

http://www.riflescopes.com/products/1727X32AO/bsa_2-7x32_sweet_17_riflescope.htm - BSA Sweet 17 2-7x32..... - $89.95

http://www.riflescopes.com/products/17618X40AO/bsa_6-18x40_sweet_17_riflescope.htm - BSA Sweet 17 6-18x40 A/O.....$109.95 comes w/ FREE 15 piece professional boresighter (limited time only)

 

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Posted By: Somebody
Date Posted: November/25/2004 at 21:05

Does anybody know for sure how low the adjustable objective range is on the Burris and BSA scopes?

 

Thanks!



Posted By: larryh38
Date Posted: November/26/2004 at 03:58

Excellent information on the application and how to on scopes....  Chris...

Larry



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Posted By: larryh38
Date Posted: November/26/2004 at 07:03
chris.... does ring height make a lot of difference on this trajectory. ?

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Posted By: Chris Farris
Date Posted: November/30/2004 at 16:35

Somebody,

 

Burris 4.5-14 goes down to 50 yds. (or at least that is the last marking on the a/o)

BSA 2-7 and 3-12 goe down to 7.5 yds.

BSA 6-18 goes down to 15 yds. 



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Posted By: Chris Farris
Date Posted: November/30/2004 at 16:51

larryh38,

 

BSA took an average ring height into consideration as their base line for reticle height above the bore and claim that ring height will not affect the scopes performance.



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Posted By: Chris Farris
Date Posted: May/03/2005 at 17:13

Bushnell is making a new 17 Super scope in the 3.5-10x35 Banner line that has a bullet drop compensator for .22 and or .17 HMR.

 

http://www.riflescopes.com/products/713510NEW/bushnell_3.5-10x35_banner_dusk_dawn_rifle_scope.htm - Bushnell Super 17 3.5-10x35.....$89.95



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Posted By: serpavy
Date Posted: May/06/2005 at 05:10

Originally posted by Chris Chris wrote:

BSA 2-7 and 3-12 goe down to 7.5 yds.

Hi Chris,

Are you sure that the BSA sweet17 3-12X40 have the parallax regulation

from 7,5 yds?



Posted By: STWSniper
Date Posted: May/15/2005 at 20:09
Burris Ballistic Plex is probably the best scope for a 17 HMR. I have one on my Ruger and it is a perfect match.


Posted By: W1ldcat
Date Posted: November/05/2005 at 17:02

Hi All,

I just found and joined this forum. Lots of good information here.

I bought a CZ 452 in .17HRM yesterday and I'm shopping for a scope to put on

it. I like the Burris 4-12X42. I just wish the price was lower and the spotting scope

wasn't included. Still shopping...

WC



Posted By: waltere
Date Posted: November/07/2005 at 19:14
Why not just purchase a decent Leupold or Swarovski?  I know that they're a little more expensive but what the heck...  is only money


Posted By: W1ldcat
Date Posted: November/10/2005 at 04:21

And money is only paper and paper is wood and wood is trees and trees grow everywhere. I know that, so send me some and I'll use your advice 

Yes, those would be nice...



Posted By: Reyn 61
Date Posted: December/19/2005 at 07:48
I have a 4200 4-16 on one of my 17s and a Simmons 44mag 6.5-20 on another 17. I recently purchased a Burris FFII on another. I love the Ballistic plex. Just make sure you get something with generous eye relief.  


Posted By: prodgi
Date Posted: March/11/2006 at 16:11

I HAVE TWO BSA CONTENDERS AND MAYBE I'M TOO EASY TO PLEASE BUT I LIKE THEM A LOT. ONE IS MOUNTED ON A SAVAGE 17HMR 6X24 AND THE OTHER ON A 10/22 4X16. ONE THING TO BEWARE OF WITH EITHER OF THESE IS THAT THE EYE PLACEMENT IS VERY CRITICAL AND THE ZERO SEEMS TO SHIFT SLIGHTLY. YOU DO GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR AND FOR THE PRICE I'M NOT SURE WHAT COMPETITION THEY HAVE. IF YOU WANT A GREAT SCOPE BUY SOMETHING DIFFERENT. IF YOU WANT SOMETHING THATS INEXPENSIVE AND DECENT GIVE BSA A TRY.



Posted By: catusbill
Date Posted: March/11/2006 at 20:13
Don't hang a BSA on a semi-auto or a .308 and expect it to last thirty days.
It want hold up to vibration of the semi or the recoil of the .308.


Posted By: Inukshuk
Date Posted: March/23/2006 at 08:07
Well I Have an Anshuntz 22mag and ust put on a Burris 3X-9X Compact R/A X32mm obj, 30mm tube, plus had  the reticle chaged for the Ballistic Plex reticle for ,an extra $50.00. Now I ad it zeroed at 100yrds and it rocks. With this reticle at a  100 zero I have been able to shoot past 200yrds. Pretty good for a 22mag with medum rings.


Posted By: Catfishsupper
Date Posted: March/26/2006 at 18:47

I performed a Google search and found this thread and was reading it with great interest like a book and then all of sudden the story stopped without an ending.

 

So I joined to ask the thread starter what scope he purchased; I too have bought a .17 HMR with heavy barrel and I'm looking for advice as to the ideal scope for this gun?

 

I live on 10 acres of land semi wooded with 660 feet x 660 feet property lines.  I plan to eradicate our squirrel population because I planted a fruit orchard and we also have chickens and goats so I don't want coyotes, fox and coons killing my animals.

 

I feel confident about the gun that I purchased but I have no confidence in selecting the scope to put on it, an Anshutz heavy barrel.  This is a very fine gun and I want to make a wise investment in the scope; some say go with a lower power scope so you can find the squirrels but others say go with a higher power scope because of the .17 HMR's range and then comes the toughest decision, which brand?

 

I would be grateful to hear from the experienced and informed within your ranks.

 

 



Posted By: larryh38
Date Posted: March/26/2006 at 20:52

 

 

Catfish Supper.....  I have the 17hmr on a H & R single shot bull barrel rifle and went out to Idaho to shoot whisle pigs,  Coyotes etc... On the 17hmr I have a BSA Sweet 17 variable with a 2 to 7 variable range. Once it was sighted in for a 100 yards and the vertical adjustment was set back to zero if was capable of shooting whistle pigs out to 265 yards which was acomplished. I also have a wide varitity of scopes and there are a lot more in the higher priced areas, but BSA works fine for me on the 17 HMR. Cabelas just introduced a series of variable scopes for the 17HMR and their priced in the low to mid range area... One thing nice about the Cabelas is their warranty policy...  If your not satisfied .... bring it back.....Nobody can match that in the industry on all the products they carry. They have a nice range of variables with adjustable parallax out to infinity.  The cartridge is becoming quite popular and other companies are jumping in on the adjustable range systems for the HMR17.

 



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Posted By: Catfishsupper
Date Posted: March/26/2006 at 21:13
Thank you for the information.


Posted By: APEXDUCK
Date Posted: August/17/2006 at 13:12
I have a Cabela's brand Pine Ridge 17 tactical scope 6-18x with side adjustable focus and it works quite well mounted on a CZ American in 17HMR.  This a nice low cost scope with some good features.  China made.  Not anywhere near the quality of a Leupold, Burris or Nikon,  but well below the price point as well.   I started with a BSA 8-32 a friend gave me, but quickly ditch it.  The Pine Ridge scope is clear and sharp edge to edge.  Returns to zero both under focus and magnification change.  I am able (no wind and I do my part) to shoot 1/4" groups at 100 yrds, but the conditions must be perfect for this round to perform this well.   Overall price performance of the scope is very good.   I have a 3-12 on the road I plan to mount on a Ruger 77/22.

APEXDUCK

PS: first time post!


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Posted By: Inukshuk
Date Posted: August/18/2006 at 03:00
And if money isn't an issue, well why not just get a 2-12x32 IOR
http://www.valdada.com/vn/ior/03r
And your set for life.


Posted By: APEXDUCK
Date Posted: December/27/2006 at 14:37
Received the Cabela's Pine Ridge 17 tactical with side focus in 3-12x.  Sent it back.  Did not even compare to the 6-18x model in quality.  Similar look but the optics were messed up.  Several dark areas that looked like possible defects in the lens coating.  Was very disappointed with this scope after I was so impressed with the 6-18x version.  Ordered a Millett Silver 4 - 12 x 40 side focus as well as a Mueller APV 4.5-14x AO.  I'm very impressed with both of these scopes.  Plus the price is good on both.  Very high quality for 1/3 the money of equal scopes I have seen. 

APEXDUCK


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Posted By: medic52
Date Posted: December/27/2006 at 15:19
I have a Ruger m77/17 heavy barrel. I tried the BSA Sweet 17 after 30 days I was frustrated beyond sanity. I now have a Leupold VX11 6x18x40 and am finally happy. I guess its what your willing to put up with. The BSA just would not stay stay on zero. The Leupold has been GREAT. I dont know your budget but I would NOT RECOMMEND the BSA.Kick in a little extra and go for quality you will be more happy in the long run. 

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Posted By: exhogflyer
Date Posted: December/27/2006 at 18:30
  I myself have one of the new Savage bolt actions in .17 HMR, it's the stainless heavy barrel with laminated thumbhole stock..real sweet shooter. I had ( notice the past tense) a BSA Sweet 17 scope on it that did not make me very happy due to difficulty in achieving zero ( not the mounts either) and very fuzzy image resolution when dialed up.Off it came and on it went a Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14x42. Perfecto!!! Focus winds down to 50 yards, it's crystal clear even when dialed up and was a cinch to zero, and with the ballistic plex reticle it's easy to holdover for longer shots.

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State Arms Rebel .50 BMG
sorry, couldn't hear your shot


Posted By: JRT
Date Posted: July/07/2010 at 21:52
Originally posted by W1ldcat W1ldcat wrote:

And money is only paper and paper is wood and wood is trees and trees grow everywhere. I know that, so send me some and I'll use your advice 

Yes, those would be nice...

 
I was scavenging through older posts for info when I ran across the quoted post above.  
 
You might be interested to know that all US Currency is printed on Marathon High Durability Substrate made from 75% cotton, 25% linen, not including the materials used in various security features, manufactured by Crane and Co. of Dalton Massachusetts.   So, money does not grow on or in trees; at least the US' money doesn't.  
 
I have a lot to learn about scopes (and most everything else), so the best I can do for now is share some useless off topic trivia that I do know.   Clown
 
 


Posted By: 3_tens
Date Posted: July/07/2010 at 23:38
Enjoy the forum and welcome to the OT JTR . It is very refreshing to see one that searches the past to find the future.  Wink

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Folks ain't got a sense of humor no more. They don't laugh they just get sore.

Need to follow the rules. Just hard to determine which set of rules to follow
Now the rules have changed again.


Posted By: tahqua
Date Posted: July/08/2010 at 06:28
A long dead thread that was brought back to life. And, with some interesting triviaThunbs Up
 
Doug



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