17 HMR Scope Help: Mueller or Simmons

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by ScopeRKT, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. ScopeRKT

    ScopeRKT Active Member

    May 6, 2012
    Looking at these two scopes. Any input would help

    Mueller APV 4.5-14x40


    Simmons Protarget 3-12x40

    I know the Mueller has a ton of reviews. I can't find many about the Simmons but seems relatively decent.
  2. megastink

    megastink Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2011
    May I suggest an alternative? I just put a BLACKHAWK! 3-9x40 on my .17 HMR. It cost me $220 from the sample list. Scope is repeatable and mil/mil. Accurate adjustments, very firm and crisp, repeatable. I use it to take headshots on squirrels out to 125 yards. BLACKHAWK! Also makes a 3.5-10x50 you might want to consider. BH is owned by ATI, and their tactical line is basically the Weaver Grand Slam series.

    I personally wouldn't buy either one of those optics you asked about... Just personal preference.
  3. justinp61

    justinp61 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2011
    I have a Mueller 4.5-14 X 50 APT on my Savage MKII and love it. It's bright, clear and repeatable. Another thing I like is the fact it will focus down to 7 yards. Great scope for the money IMO.