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    OK so it's a heavy barreled 17HMR.

    So you will be much more effective with a higher powered scope. Fixed 4x are special interest items now as modest zoom scopes are the same price and just as reliable now.

    Something in the 3-9 or 4-12 range would realise the potential. Brands like redfield, Leupold and bushnell and weaver will give 80% of the functionality of a nightforce for this application.

    Another scope worth looking at would be one that I use on my 22LR, the Hawke vantage 3-1244 . These are highly though of in the airgun world and enable close focus to 10m plus further out you can correct parallax; they aren't for dialing but with the 17HMR you will be able to hold over pretty reliably and this scope has a half mil hash reticle. They are available from youngs air guns in auckland for $369 and hunting and outdoor supplies in carterton for $368 which are both excellent shops to deal with online. Good brand name mounts are also cost effective and I would look at leupold or sports match but others may have recommendations.
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    i have a bushnell in the buy/sell forum that would suit at a reasonable cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt Enthusiasm View Post

    Intend to use on Savage B17
    I would not recommend 4x scope for 17 hmr.

    people buy 17 hmr for 2 things:
    1. Target shooting at 80m-150m, in which case you would want at least 12x at max magnification.
    2. small game shooting at 50m-150m, such as possums, rabbits and unprotected/non-game birds. These are small targets, again, I would say at least 12x is required. Some people make do with 9x but I think it is stretching it for small targets at these distances.

    I personally use 6-18x on my 17hmr.

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    Maybe its a b17 chinese shitbox air rifle
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    Ask @rickychen maybe your his brother
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    So many helpful answers guys. As you'd expect from the many good buggers who frequent this forum.

    I do feel that something maybe a.wry here though..
    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....d.php?p=761911

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