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I was looking at purchasing this scope for my .17 hmr.  I like the 10x fixed magnification,but i am unsure of its abilities under 100 yards given its paralax is set at 100 yards.  I primarily hunt squirrel and other small game at high magnification for head shots at ranges of 30 to 40 yards.  Will the scopes clarity and focus fail at ranges this close.  I usually use AO scopes when hunting and currently have a mueller sport dot on my rifle.  Having to dial in the paralax just gives the little critter that much longer to get away.  Any input would be awsome.
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I tend to think a fixed 10x is not the right choice for a 17 hmr.   40mm divided by 10 power gives you a 4mm exit eye pupil - amount of light reaching your eye. A young man can use up to 7mm exit eye pupil and as  you get older a  bit less.  I really think a variable would serve you better and you can dial down the power when it gets darker outside. get down to about 6x and you can hunt in really low light. The one I like best for this has a focus range of 25 yds to infinity and much better glass for just a little more money.  If nothing else the jacket they give you free is worth the difference in price.
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+1. Sound advice and a good scope choice for the .17. I don't have a .17, but several I shoot with do. They all like the 4-12, 4-16 range and having shot a few rounds with a couple of different mods, works pretty well.
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Thanks for the advise, i currently have a Mueller 4-16x50 on it.  I think ill be keeping it on.
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