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    Posted: July/03/2012 at 21:57
I am about to buy a Henry 17hmr frontier model but is wondering what scope should I buy for it. I have been researching scopes reading reviews but all the scopes to me are way to expensive I am looking for a scope around 150$ that is good quality and can shoot at max 200 yards but I'll be shooting in the 100 yard range cause Ill be hunting ground hogs and squirles and I'd like a scope with a nice crisp clean view through the scope ( sorry about putting it in a way that is like I am at a mc Donald's with a complicated order)
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I like Nikon Prostaff in that range, 3-9 will be very bright and not too big at all.  Im not a big Nikon guy, I dont see the value in the Monarch line, but think the prostaff is very clear and bright for the price point.  

Burris FFII another option, i like the drop marks in burris better than nikon circles.
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One of the most clear scopes on the market in that price range is the Mueller APV 4-14x44 however it is a large scope especially for your gun if you did not mind the weight/looks they are perfect for hunting IMO.
My second choice would be the Redfield line smaller and very good optics.
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The Mueller APV isn't a bad light duty (.223 and under) scope and should hold up just fine for your use. As long as you can deal with the heavy crosshairs it's not a bad choice. A big step up would be a Weaver Classic V (V10) 2-10x38 if it has a enough magnification for your needs. I noticed that there's a gloss one on the sample list for $99 or you can get one brand new cheap with a full warranty. Honestly for what you want to do my 1st choice would be a budget busting Weaver V16 but it's way outside your budget.

Mueller 4.5-14x40 APV Riflescope APV Plex Mueller 4.5-14x40 APV Riflescope
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Weaver 2-10x38 Classic V Rifle Scope Dual-X Weaver 2-10x38 Classic V Rifle Scope
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Weaver 4-16x42 Classic V Rifle Scope Dual-X Weaver 4-16x42 Classic V Rifle Scope
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It is a little more $ then what you mentioned but check out the new burris FF II E1 ret. I just put a 2-7x35 on an AR and I am very happy with it! Also check out ebay. I just purchased a like new burris ff II for $82 bucks shipped. It said used but didnt even have ring marks! I have many scopes in the $200 dollar range including Burris FF II, Vortex DB, & Nikon prostaff. My eyes personally like the Burris the best. Good luck and post a pic. I am in the market for a sav 93F 17hmr. 
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My .17 wears a Vortex Viper.
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Does any one know What is the Adjustable Objective used for and is it worth it.
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It's just a method of parallax correction. Some scopes have SF - side focus, some have AO - adjustable objective. AFAIK.
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*just a method of applying parallax correction
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I tend to think the Tube Fed mag of the lever action Henry is not a good choice for a 17HMR where the 22 mag cartridge has a more rounded bullet  typically and is better suited for safe use in a tube type mag.
Also I know this is not in the price range but thought you should consider it.
Pride Fowler 3-9x32 Rapid Reticle 17HMR Rifle Scope Pride Fowler 3-9x32 Rapid Reticle 17HMR Rifle Scope
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As others have said it's a way of applying variable parallax correction. A rimfire scope is usually set to be parallax free at 50yds (60yds for Leupolds) while center fire are usually set to 100yds which are close enough to universal settings for hunting. Parallax only becomes a problem when shooting for extreme accuracy and then only above 7x magnification for rimfire scopes and 10x for centerfire scopes.  

The second thing AO and side focus (SF) do is adjust focus. While a fixed focus will usually be in decent focus from 25yds to infinity an AO and side focus will let you bring closer objects into focus (as close as 10yds for some scopes). When you focus an AO or SF scope on something you're setting the to be parallax free at that the distance to the target.

The downside to AO and SF scopes is that they are only in focus within a narrow range at any one time. That means that you may have to stop and refocus before taking a shot. That makes fixed focus better for hunting and plinking while AO and SF scopes a must for maximum accuracy when match shooting. I'm not aware of any .17 matches so it may or may not be an issue for you.    
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Does any one have any issues with Burris ff E1
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You wont be disappointed with a the Burris E1 my friend very bright and clear! 
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Vortex Diamondback 3-9x40.

For what you are doing this will be about the best for the money.

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From some reviews I heard that the diamondback isn't as bright and clear as the Burris ff E1
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Originally posted by Snipeyourgroundhog Snipeyourgroundhog wrote:

From some reviews I heard that the diamondback isn't as bright and clear as the Burris ff E1

i can attest to this. I have both. only advatage to the db is that you can reset torrents but glass is superior on E1.  The ret on the E1 is very fine and will be a perfect match for your 17hmr.
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Everyone that looks through my burris E1 has been very impressed with it and plans to get one 
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Originally posted by Snipeyourgroundhog Snipeyourgroundhog wrote:

From some reviews I heard that the diamondback isn't as bright and clear as the Burris ff E1


Here is a review with both scopes.

http://opticsthoughts.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29:qinexpensive-scopeq-comparison&catid=4:rifle-scope-reviews&Itemid=4
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Is the Leupold® Rimfire Riflescope worth the extra 19$ compared to a Burris ff E1
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Is the Sightron SII 3-9x42mm worth the 39 extra dollars compared to the burris ff E1
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I've tried a few scopes in your range, Nikon prostaff, Vortex diamondback and Redfield revolution.
The Nikon has a nice fine recticle, great for varminting, besides the recticle I don't like the scope. heavy, narrow FOV and poor glass.
The Redfield I like, it's recticle isn't as fine, it's an all round decent scope for price. Better though is the Vortex diamondback, it has a huge FOV and supierior glass to all of the above, it's V-Plex recticle is fat in comparison, I'd suggest going with their BDC recticle if you chose the diamondback, it is finer. It's up to you if you incorporate the ranging points.

The other one I'd suggest besides the Diamondback is the Burris FFII or Burris FF E1, I have no personal experience with the Burris' but have heard in many reviews and posts they are a good scope, similar in quality to the Diamondback. The Burris FFII is just below par with it infact, glass wise.
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