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Category: Scopes
Forum Name: Rimfire / Airgun
Forum Description: Rimfire and airgun scopes
Printed Date: July/20/2018 at 23:19
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Topic: .17HMR
Posted By: mil169
Subject: .17HMR
Date Posted: September/15/2015 at 21:01
A buddy of mine won a Savage .17hmr at a Whitetails banquet over the weekend and is looking for a little help on a scope. I believe the budget will be about $250 or so, he mentioned he would like a 4-12x. I'm not sure if he is thinking of a bdc reticle or just a duplex.
I thought of sightron SII, but they get pricey past the 3-9. There is the Vortex Diamondback 4-12, for about $200, but I don't have any experience with the scope.
Any other suggestions?

Posted By: 3_tens
Date Posted: September/16/2015 at 08:14
Congratulations to your buddy. The 17 HMR is a fun round. The .17 HMR is at its best under 300 yards. The Bullet is not heavy enough to carry much energy past the 300 yard mark. I like the 2-10 scope for more versatility. Check out for some great deals. There are several Burris that fit in your price range. A 3-9 Sightron II also. There is a 2.5-10 Nikon Monarch 3 if you can stretch up to $299. Need to hurry because these are going away fast. Good Luck.

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Posted By: budperm
Date Posted: September/17/2015 at 05:18
Out of budget but that gun is begging for a SS 3-15X... Cool

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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: September/17/2015 at 05:29
Nikon just announced a new series of rim fire scopes..

They are called the Prostaff 11 3-9x40 & 4-12x40 with the 150 BDC reticle.

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Posted By: boatammo
Date Posted: March/15/2016 at 12:57
Used weaver V16

Posted By: Mark2Cars
Date Posted: December/18/2016 at 08:52
I currently have the Vortex 4x12 on a .17hmr and really like it. Started using them on air guns awhile back. Stout scopes with a great warranty!

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Posted By: gdpolk
Date Posted: January/05/2018 at 21:29
My CZ452 American in .17hmr has a 3-9x33 with adjustable objective.  I like the wider field of view it offers up close at 3x better than 4x and to my needs for a hunting gun, there is very little that I can't hit with 9x where 12x would make it possible in the field.  I do have a really hard time seeing .17 holes in paper at 100+ yards at 9x but then again even 12x is a little anemic for seeing tiny holes at long distances at times too and at the range even a crummy spotting scope is better than a good low powered hunting scope for such tasks.

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