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.17 Hmr “scope?” #7576799
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Looking for a good scope for my .17 Hmr. Any owners have a recommendation for a good scope for a 17 Hmr?

Re: .17 Hmr “scope?” [Re: G Hose] #7576810
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Gotta muller 4-14x40 ATP Tactical mil dot on my .22lr and I absolutely love it ! Think their $175 new and eveyone I've shown it to is super impressed with the quality. ,Doant track 100% though but it's good for shooting crows out to 175yd
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Re: .17 Hmr “scope?” [Re: G Hose] #7576865
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I have a 3 x 9 Bushnell Sportsman 40mm with adjustable objective sitting on my Savage. Bought it and the gun about 10 years ago. Scope was less than $100. I think it had a model number but that is hidden under one of the rings and I do not have the box. Mounted it, sighted it in and have not touched it since. The most accurate gun/scope combo I have ever owned.


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Re: .17 Hmr “scope?” [Re: QuietButDeadly] #7576877
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Leupold vx3 3.5 x 10 would be a Good Scope!!!

Re: .17 Hmr “scope?” [Re: Mark McCary] #7576882
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Originally Posted by Mark McCary
Leupold vx3 3.5 x 10 would be a Good Scope!!!


Not being produced anymore..... did find one on gunbroker for 400$
Nice scope.

Re: .17 Hmr “scope?” [Re: G Hose] #7576885
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I like the Bushnell dusk to dawn on mine

Re: .17 Hmr “scope?” [Re: QuietButDeadly] #7576886
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Originally Posted by QuietButDeadly
I have a 3 x 9 Bushnell Sportsman 40mm with adjustable objective sitting on my Savage. Bought it and the gun about 10 years ago. Scope was less than $100. I think it had a model number but that is hidden under one of the rings and I do not have the box. Mounted it, sighted it in and have not touched it since. The most accurate gun/scope combo I have ever owned.


That don’t happen often

Re: .17 Hmr “scope?” [Re: G Hose] #7576895
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Originally Posted by G Hose
Originally Posted by Mark McCary
Leupold vx3 3.5 x 10 would be a Good Scope!!!


Not being produced anymore..... did find one on gunbroker for 400$
Nice scope.

VX-3HD are new production Model's.

Re: .17 Hmr “scope?” [Re: G Hose] #7576916
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For a. 17HM,R, just get a low powered scope. They are a 150 gun max. No need to go over 6x.
Look at Vortex,bushnell,Redfield.
And for God's sake, don't get one with all the clutter!


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Re: .17 Hmr “scope?” [Re: bucksnbears] #7576922
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Originally Posted by bucksnbears
For a. 17HM,R, just get a low powered scope. They are a 150 gun max. No need to go over 6x.
Look at Vortex,bushnell,Redfield.
And for God's sake, don't get one with all the clutter!

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Re: .17 Hmr “scope?” [Re: G Hose] #7576949
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I started with a Nikon 3x9 40 rimfire on my savage 17. I then switched over to a Leupold 4x12 40. I preferred the Nikon over the Leupold....I wish they hadnt stopped production on their line of scopes.

Re: .17 Hmr “scope?” [Re: G Hose] #7576968
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Leupold are good scope and come with a lifetime warranty. Pick what you want? I have shot a 22 magnum with a 3x9 and it was great on small ground squirrels at 100ish yards. 17 hmr. Will shoot a little farther. Good Luck

Re: .17 Hmr “scope?” [Re: G Hose] #7577033
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I have a 3-9 Leupold on my Ruger 17HMR. I would tell how accurate, and how far I can hit what I'm aiming at, but would risk being called a braggart or a liar. That little pill, with a good scope does some amazing things which I will also refrain from sharing.
Whatever scope I choose is strongly based on how it performs in low light. Leupold scopes do not suffer from glare in low light like a lot of other scopes do. It is hard to test low light performance at the gun shop. You have to go by experience or from someone with experience.

Re: .17 Hmr “scope?” [Re: G Hose] #7577062
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I read QBD's answer above and my experience is the same with a savage .17, it's super accurate. However I went and looked and it has a Simmons 3x9x40 8 point scope on it.

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I’m also a fan of Leupold. As already mentioned, clarity during low light makes a huge difference. My .17 is my go to yard gun and I rarely shoot past 125 yards. Yet I’ve got a 4x12 on it…aim small, miss small.

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Vortex Crossfire 2-7x32 is all I need on my Savage A17. I don't shoot paper though, just critters I want to kill and it is great for that.

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I got a cheap BSA sweet 17 on mine. It’s incredible how accurate it is and I use and abuse the thing.

Re: .17 Hmr “scope?” [Re: G Hose] #7585738
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Went with a leupold freedom 3x9x40 300$ W/rings an bore sighted.... didn’t want o spend much more didn’t give but 300$ for the gun

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Originally Posted by G Hose
Looking for a good scope for my .17 Hmr. Any owners have a recommendation for a good scope for a 17 Hmr?


2-7x32 vortex cause 17hmr just doesn't shoot that far to need more magnification

sight in leave it on 2x 95% of the time


edit :just read your post above mine , Leopold is good.

I have gone to less magnification unless I plan to be shooting past 300 yards


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