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2011/07/05 00:12:08 (permalink)

Best Scope For A 17 HMR

I just got a 17 HMR for my birthday and was wondering what suggestions on scopes yall had for me. I want to do a little longer range shooting with and was wondering what yall thought would be best. And the farthest range would probably be around 250 to 300 yards shooting crows and hogs.

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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/07/05 10:32:52 (permalink)
    Pride and Fowler Rapid Reticle 17HMR 3-9x32.  Hands down the best .17HMR scope out there in my opinion.  Has a first focal plane bullet drop compensating reticle that is fantastic.  Should be able to pick one up from SWFA or Amazon for about 300 bucks.  BSA makes a cheaper .17 HMR scope but don't waste your money.  They're certifiable junk.
     
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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/07/05 22:38:33 (permalink)
    alright ill look into them thanks

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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/07/06 16:19:43 (permalink)
    anybody know of any higher powered scopes as in higher magnification

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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/07/08 05:46:50 (permalink)
    soggybottomsboy

    I just got a 17 HMR for my birthday and was wondering what suggestions on scopes yall had for me. I want to do a little longer range shooting with and was wondering what yall thought would be best. And the farthest range would probably be around 250 to 300 yards shooting crows and hogs.


    I think you may be asking a little too much out of that 17. Hogs at 250+ isn't going to happen. Hogs at 100 is a stretch. I have had to shoot beavers, in the head, multiple times to kill them. And that was at ranges much less than 100 yards.

    I have a marlin 917 & a Burris 3-9x40. Wonderful combination. At 100 yards, you cover the groups with a dime.
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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/07/08 22:46:25 (permalink)
    BSA SWEET 17 6X18X40MM SHE BAD!!!!!!!

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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/07/08 22:57:19 (permalink)
    hey man, how much money are you looking to spend?

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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/07/08 22:59:28 (permalink)
    .17 hmr's are a deady gun i love mine, and yes that is a bit far for that light of a lead, but 100 yards is f all, i have a bushnill 3200 on mine 3x9 power its all youll ever need
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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/07/08 23:27:34 (permalink)
    My .17HMR is my favorite rifle by far, but I wouldn't consider attempting hogs with it...unless you were within 50 yards.

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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/07/08 23:58:26 (permalink)
    the most I would spend would be probably $400 but you can make any suggestions and i will look into it

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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/07/10 00:01:35 (permalink)
    i dont think i would attempt a hog at 200 yards but if u do maby u will b far enough away from him so he wont get you hahaha maby like 50 and in the ear. all i have on mine is a 3x9x40 nikon

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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/07/28 19:31:48 (permalink)
    bsa sweet 17 i have had great luck with it
     

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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/07/29 01:18:11 (permalink)
    i think a good 3x9-40 vx ii leupold is hard to beat for any rifle out to 300 yards, any farther than that you need to get something that is parallax adjustable. also have heard good things about their redfield line that they started a while back.

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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/08/01 00:05:56 (permalink)
    BSA sweet 17 is JUNK! 
    and I have personally killed pigs with my 17 HMR at 85-115 yds and coyotes about the same distance.  Choot em in the ear-hole!!  lol

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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/08/30 10:53:49 (permalink)
    Sweet 17 works for me. Not the best, but it works for my .17 and it wont hurt your wallet.

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    Re:Best Scope For A 17 HMR 2011/08/30 12:32:01 (permalink)
    I've got a leupold VXII 4-12-40 EFR with a fine duplex reticle mounted on a Marlin 917VS. With the flat trajectory of the .17; i leave my scope on 12X and adjust the objective from 25yds all the way out to infinity. Aim a little low at 25 and aim a little high at 150. Can't tell you how many squirrel's pupils i've shot through that scope. I don't know what kind of ammo you plan on shooting but the Federal .17gr VMAX has been the most accurate/destructive round i've put through mine.

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