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    The Scope Whore ! Philipo's Avatar
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    Scope for a 17hmr

    What would be a good mid priced scope for my CZ 455 22lr /17 hmr

    I have a couple in mind, but am interested to see what you guys think
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    Ive had 5 different scopes on mine over the years, really depends on what you're doing with it.Bottom end the mueller 4.5-14x40 is good value up to a 4200 4-16x40 which I prefer,not that you need 16x but with reasonable glass its fun watching hits on high mag.Loupys VX2 4x12x40 AO with the LR reticle works very well wtih the HMR and would come a close second out of the ones Iv tried.
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    Burrises ballistic plex is sopposed to work well with the 17hmr?
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Simmons 44 Mag are REEEALLY good value for the $$ and you can get them out of the US for under $100 nz landed (when on super specials) where they are $500 + here

    Good mag levels, side focus

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    Splash out and buy a Swaro Z3, they are cheap for the glass you get... your always busy, it must be turning into $$$$
    If its guns, tits or tyres it's going to cost you lots of money

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    I've got a Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10x44 on my HMR, and although probably better than 'mid-range', the clarity of the glass is so bloody good
    for spotting that bunny under the bush, or 'is that a wallaby or not' when the light fades, they are just about unbeatable. They really come into their own in poor light, so it really boils down to figuring out the type of shooting you're going to do with it before making a choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crzyman View Post
    Splash out and buy a Swaro Z3, they are cheap for the glass you get... your always busy, it must be turning into $$$$
    Blahahaha Im a poor tradie so that equals, busy yes = making money no


    Thanks for the input guys, since its going to be used with a 22 & 17 barrels it needs to have a medium low mag & I want a bit up top ( I had a 3-9 Elite on it but would like a little slightly higher mag )

    was thinking of maybe a Bushy Elite 5-15 but they have a couple of down sides their turrets are fucken enormous & the mildot cross hairs are quite fat, VX 3 4.5- 14 CDS or Varmint ret if the $$$ were right, Clearidge ?, Weaver ?
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    Mueller - $300 odd. Worth the money.

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    Nikon buckmasters 4.5-14x44 or the 6-18x44 is perfect for rimfires. Cheap, mildot reticle, not too heavy. (perfect for 300 magnums too )

    Only downside is a relatively narrow FOV.

    If you weren't a tradie we could recommend something a bit blinger

    Gav, do the z3's dial ok?

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    Never had a z3, just know they are nearly the same price as a vx3 but have far better glass.
    If its guns, tits or tyres it's going to cost you lots of money

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    I have had a Weaver Classic V16? 4-16x42 on my CZ452 17HMR for over two years now. It's as good as my shooting skills get and I have hit possums/cats/bunnies out to 150m. The only annoying thing is the AO feature if you are hunting a block like I do and encounter possums at 5m and then spot the next one at 100m. I have found a good setting now and feel very comfortable using the scope. Nice optics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer View Post
    I have had a Weaver Classic V16? 4-16x42 on my CZ452 17HMR for over two years now. It's as good as my shooting skills get and I have hit possums/cats/bunnies out to 150m. The only annoying thing is the AO feature if you are hunting a block like I do and encounter possums at 5m and then spot the next one at 100m. I have found a good setting now and feel very comfortable using the scope. Nice optics!
    I found the V16 ideal when I had my CZ .17HMR. Mine had the .223 BDC reticle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crzyman View Post
    Splash out and buy a Swaro Z3, they are cheap for the glass you get... your always busy, it must be turning into $$$$
    That is some very sound advice,and as it happens I will have an austrian built AV 4-12x50 for sale shortly.
    With the shortish range of an HMR I much prefer a balistic reticle to dialing and would'nt you know it the above svope has the TDS reticle
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    That is some very sound advice,and as it happens I will have an austrian built AV 4-12x50 for sale shortly.
    With the shortish range of an HMR I much prefer a balistic reticle to dialing and would'nt you know it the above svope has the TDS reticle
    How muchie sneeze
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