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    Posted: December/24/2010 at 12:03
Will a Sweet 17 scope work as well on a larger rifle with more recoil as it does on a .17 HMR? Will the scope handle the hard knocks given by the punch of the larger projectile; or will it eslf destruct under the pounding given by such useage ? I have one of these scopes NIB and wonder if it can be used on anyything other than a small bore rifle...
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i guess if you want to break a cheapo scope go ahead.
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  WELCOME to OT,Shep.
 
  The thing with BSA scopes (and a not less than few other brands) is that you just never know when they're going to give up the ghost.  The Sweet 17 is one of their better scopes but maybe not meant for any amount of even moderate recoil.  NIB?  I'd sell it and get something more suited to that .270. 
 
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

  WELCOME to OT,Shep.
 
  The thing with BSA scopes (and a not less than few other brands) is that you just never know when they're going to give up the ghost.  The Sweet 17 is one of their better scopes but maybe not meant for any amount of even moderate recoil.  NIB?  I'd sell it and get something more suited to that .270. 
 
  By the way,MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours!!
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     I took the advice advising me to return the scope for a more suitable piece of glass for the .270. Fact is it was not for me; I was merely putting the scope atop the gun as a customer asked me to do so --  there were no longer iron sights there, and the gun was an X-mas present for his grandson. I could have put anything there and made the customer happy, but that is not my way of doing business. I'd rather make (or keep) a customer than a sale any day of the week; or day of the year for that matter... Hence: I suffered the lines at Dick's on X-mas Eve yet a second time yesterday so the youngster receiving the BLR .270 would have a decent scope, at least as a starter scope for his Christmas present...
    Being as I am a shotgun guy, and no longer a rifleman, I did not know what to expect from the Sweet 17, and appreciate the advice given. I guess I'm a dinosaur, but I actually prefer an Unertl, Lyman, Leitschert, Fecker, etc. to using the newer scopes offered today. Although I realize the light gathering capabilities are greater in the newer scopes, the escoteric joys of shooting with vintage glass can't be beat in my book. (I know---opinions are like a_ _  holes, everyones got one, and most of them stink, but that is MY opinion on scopes...) However, I was not able to afford putting a vintage scope on a gun for no extra money to sell or trade as the case might be... I am glad I didn't make the mistake of putting on a self destructing scope for the kid's first high powered rifle.
 
Once agan, thanks for the advice.
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