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This one's probably been brought up before I'm sure.
I'm considering a CZ 452 or Savage bolt .17hmr for target and occasional "dilla killa".
Max shooting / 100 yds. Daylight hours. Don't want to overspend for overkill, but want enough scope. I've heard of guys with the same rifle with scopes maxing @ 15x. This seems a bit much.
What's a good, reasonable priced scope for what I want to do with it, or at least a power range.
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2-7 or 3-9 will be fine. Take a look at the Weavers.  http://swfa.com/Weaver-3-9x38-Classic-V-Rifle-Scope-P2852.aspx Runs $169 the 2-10 is only $189 The Vortex may work well for you also. It really depends on your price range. The 17HMR is like a lazer out to 125yds and not much off at 150yd where it only drops 2.6" with a 100 yd Zero. Try to get the best and clearest glass you can afford. This round can make it happen. Better glass trumps magnification every time. 
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I run 10x40 Bushnell Elite Tactical on my .17HMR Savage. Light, compact, tough,
and looking "tacticool." Big Grin It's around $200.
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I have a 4.5-14x42 Nikon Buckmaster on one & a Burris 4.5-14x42 FFII on the other.  I shhot mine in open country well beyond 200 yards.  If you won't be going to far beyond 100 yds I would go for less magnification.  As previously ststed, always get the best glass you can afford.
 
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For 100yds or less I think you'd be hard pressed to get a better scope than the Vortex Viper 2-7 for the price.
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I have the 93r17 savage. I love it. I see now they have some with heavy barrels. Have you considered one of those. I am also in the market for a new scope for mine but not in a huge hurry. I have a little simmons on there now. It doesn't work too well at the higher mags, get a bit blurry but it holds zero. I was thinking about something in the 2.5-10 magnification range.
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If it is mainly target the high power scopes probably are popular but for a gun you hunt you want the power range down lower.  I think I would look real hard at these.
Vortex 4-12x40 Viper Rifle Scope
V-Plex Vortex 4-12x40 Viper Rifle Scope
Stock # - VPRM04P
  • Matte
  • V-Plex
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
  • Discontinued closeout price
  • 40% OFF
$239.95
Vortex 6.5-20x44 Viper 30mm Rifle Scope
Target Dot Vortex 6.5-20x44 Viper 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - VPRM05TDOT
  • Matte
  • Target Dot
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • Discontinued closeout price
  • 37% OFF
$249.95 


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+1, the vipers are the way to go.
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I have a vortex crossfire 6-24x50 with a mil dot reticle. Opinions on how it would do on a .17 hmr.
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It would depend on how you use the 17 but I think it would be a lot of fun to pop crows with.
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I have a 4.5-14 on mine and it works well.  You don't want the low end power too high.  A 3-12 woud be pretty darn good, IMHO.
 
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