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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.

 

Bushnell Super 17 3.5-10x35.....$89.95

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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?

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Burris Ballistic Plex is probably the best scope for a 17 HMR. I have one on my Ruger and it is a perfect match.
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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

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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
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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...

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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.  
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

 

 

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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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Thank you for the information.
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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.

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And if money isn't an issue, well why not just get a 2-12x32 IOR
http://www.valdada.com/vn/ior/03r
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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. 

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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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  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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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
 
 
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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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