Which budget scope to put on a .17

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Kenster-Boy, May 25, 2006.

  1. Kenster-Boy

    Kenster-Boy Well-Known Member

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    I just got a new savage bolt action .17 rimfire rifle. I was wondering if this could be used as a sort of training tool to learn doping wind, and drop with? Maybe kill a few jackrabbits or squirrels in the process.

    If this ideas is practical what budget scope would you suggest putting on it. I would like to have target turrets if possible. Because that's what's on my hunting rig.

    I am hoping to spend under 150 for the scope and rings? What do you recommend? Or am I wanting too much for too little $?

    Note: I got this gun as a gift so I am trying to work with what I got. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  2. steelhead

    steelhead Well-Known Member

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    I've got a Bushnell Elite 3200 with Mil-Dot's and target turrets that I payed less than $150 for. It works pretty good and I think might be a good choice for you.

    Devin
     

  3. abinok

    abinok Writers Guild

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    Millet buck silver 4-16 with target turrets. Ive got an extra BSA scope here if you are interested. Not great, but it works on this type of gun 8-32x50 ill send it with rings for $100
     
  4. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Well-Known Member

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    I use my .17 HMR for practice, using a swift premier mildot. I use .124 as a b.c. for the drop charts and it works well for punching jack rabbits out to about 275. Enjoy your new tool.
     
  5. poncaguy

    poncaguy Member

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    I'm pleased so far with my BSA Sweet 17, very clear...............