New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - 17 HMR scope
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

17 HMR scope

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/28/2007 at 04:15
cruft View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: November/20/2005
Status: Offline
Points: 88

 

  i have a volquartsen SG1 17 HMR and an unused bushnell 4200 1.5-6.  the  range will be 175 yards or less as that seems to be the effective cartride range (yes i know there is always the guy you kills at 300 yards! and i have a 22/250 for that).  i don't see the need for a ballistic reticle as from the charts it would appear if sighted in 1.5 " at 50 yards  the drop should be about 1.5" at 150 yards which should mean just put the cross hairs on the PD and stay within the killing power of the cartridge.  6x should be more than enough at such a short distance.  since i have yet to venture west to the real world of PDs any comments would be appreciated.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/28/2007 at 18:08
Duce View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: September/19/2006
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 1231

Take the 22/250 with you many of the shots in open country are more than 175 yards, If you are going where there are lots of pdog towns bring a lot of ammo.

 

Duce

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/24/2007 at 06:00
Pball942 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: October/24/2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 1

A 6x will do what you want. Personally I use a Tasco 3-9x 32mm   http://www.swfa.com/pc-9893-746-tasco-3-9x32-22-riflescope.a spx mounted on a Marlin 917V.

But I like to see a bigger target. And for the price I like my Tasco for pdog hunting. If you do get to come west let me know, got lots of em running around. So I get to go out every weekend as long as it's warm enough.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/08/2007 at 20:30
Legs in the Air View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: November/08/2007
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 21

Cruft: I think you're right on with your assessment of the limitations of the .17 hmr. I have both calibers that you mentioned and they're both a ton of fun to use within their own arena.

 

The nice thing about shooting p-dogs or in my case ground squirrels. Low-light problems don't exist cause the best shooting days are bright and sunny.

 

I have a cheap tasco on my .22-250 which holds it's zero well and works for those long shots on gophers out of the range of my .17 hmr. But when it comes to shooting coyotes in the early morning or evening, well it just isn't good enough.

 

Definitely looking to upgrade... and shoot more coyotes at dusk!

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/09/2007 at 13:40
medic52 View Drop Down
Optics Professional
Optics Professional
Avatar

Joined: October/05/2006
Location: Missouri
Status: Offline
Points: 893
Depends on your eyes, but for me I have 2-17HMR's that I too take PD Hunting one has a 4.5x14x40 and the other 6x18x40 I like the extra power when needed or if you choose to use it.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/09/2007 at 17:47
cruft View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: November/20/2005
Status: Offline
Points: 88
thanks to all for your insights.  decided to put on my unused burris 3-12 euro diamond w/ ballistic plex on the 17 HMR.  probably over scoped (may not when after ground squirrels) and no need for the ballistic reticle, but it has superb optics and it's paid for.  the 22/250 will get a lupe VX 111 6.5-20x40 LR w/ the varmint hunters reticle and side focus.  this is new and traded it and cash here (thanks).  now for an unmentioned gun have a georgeous tompson encore with three accuracy barrels; 223, 6.5x55 swede & 6mmBr.  what to do?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/22/2007 at 09:19
Critter View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: April/20/2004
Status: Offline
Points: 56

Figuring out what to to on a .17HMR, took me a little while. Finally I settle on the solution shown on the lower rifle a Model 57 Cooper.

 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/22/2007 at 13:10
RONK View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: April/05/2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 3199
 Nice rigs, Critter!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/22/2007 at 14:22
cruft View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: November/20/2005
Status: Offline
Points: 88
critter, what's the scope?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/22/2007 at 14:25
cruft View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: November/20/2005
Status: Offline
Points: 88
critter, and what's behind it?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/23/2007 at 00:09
Critter View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: April/20/2004
Status: Offline
Points: 56

Scopes are both USO Sn-3 with different configurations.

Bottom Scope is SN-3 3.2-17x44 30mm tube, .25 MOA EREK, Lit MOA Scale with USO rings and custom USO rail for this rifle.

Top scope is the first USO I purchased. Currently made of unobtainium it is a SN-3 6-30x58 with 35mm Tube and lit MIL Dot.

The current scope for high power is a 10-40x80 SN-9.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/23/2007 at 07:08
Duce View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: September/19/2006
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 1231
Very nice rifle and scope setup, great for camping out in pdog country and spend a few days shooting.
 
Duce Excellent
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/23/2007 at 07:20
Duce View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: September/19/2006
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 1231
When you go west for pdogs you may want to call ahead and find out if the farmers have been poisoning or using propane to blow up pdogs towns. They have been doing this in Neb and western Ks. It seems we can`t shoot enough of them to make a difference so some farmers have used more drastic measures. When you find a good area it is easy to go through 1500 to 2000 rounds in 2 or 3 days ammo is less expensive when you plan ahead.
 
Duce  Big%20Smile
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/25/2007 at 14:40
Critter View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: April/20/2004
Status: Offline
Points: 56
Those of you that wonder why high resolution scopes with accurate parallax control can be useful when hunting PDs in Northeastern Montana may find this picture helpful:
 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/30/2008 at 18:05
ColoKeb View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: January/30/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 1
I have been using a BSA Sweet 17 4-12 scope and I do make many P-Dog kills measured at 230-260 Yards.  My season kills runs over a thousand.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/30/2008 at 21:03
medic52 View Drop Down
Optics Professional
Optics Professional
Avatar

Joined: October/05/2006
Location: Missouri
Status: Offline
Points: 893
I too hunt in western KS and Colo for PD's. I thought I was over scoped with the 6x24 or 6x18, but man I am glad to have them.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/31/2008 at 05:48
Duce View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: September/19/2006
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 1231
That picture looks a lot like Kansas & Nebraska, lots of wide open and wind and long shots.
 
Duce Big%20Smile
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "17 HMR scope"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
AR-15 scope and 17 HMR scope, budget mr_blasto Rifle Scopes 15
17 hmr scope? billhoag Rimfire / Airgun 9
17 HMR Scope? GaryO Rifle Scopes 5 5/30/2006 3:01:58 AM
17 hmr scope decision trey_j Rimfire / Airgun 15
17 HMR Scope Recommendations army_eod Varmint Scopes 6
SAVAGE-17-HMR-with Vortex scope John3 Rifle Scopes 3
ZOS Scope on 17 HMR michaelke Rimfire / Airgun 4
Scope for 17 HMR Revolver bachekermooni Handgun Scopes 6
Scope for Savage 17 HMR OPT1MUSPR1ME Rifle Scopes 23
Scope for .17 hmr Ruger 77/17 CoyoteCaller Rifle Scopes 4 10/6/2006 3:58:00 PM


This page was generated in 0.406 seconds.