Midgrade scope recomendations for a .17HM2 rifle.


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Justin
March 12, 2006, 04:58 PM
Dad and I are planning an excursion with some friends to shoot some prairie dogs. Dad, being the swell guy that he is, bought my a CZ 452 in .17HM2. (Thanks, Dad! :)) Now, according to the guy who's going to take us, he shoots a fixed-power 20x scope. For me, I'm thinking that fixed magnification at 12, 16, or 20x would probably be just fine. (If I would be better off with something else, let me know. I'm open to suggestions.)

Since I'm doing this more for fun than as a serious endeavor, I would like to keep my cost of a scope reasonable, at around $100ish. I have no qualms about buying used, or getting midgrade, no-frills glass.

I know that previous sentence just made a lot of you cringe. While I don't know a whole heck of a lot about scopes, it has been my general observation that you get what you pay for with optics. But, since I don't intend to shoot this rifle twice a week, like I do with some of my pistols, I figure I'm willing to compromise and put up with a less than perfect product.

So, bearing in mind these limitations, is this doable? If so, what products should I be looking at?

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nvshooter
March 12, 2006, 05:10 PM
BSA makes the Sweet 17 scopes specifically calibrated to the trajectory of this round. I just bought one the other day. It has a big turret on top for bullet drop. You zero at 100 yards, then just dial in the distance above that (out to 300) and fire away. I assume below 100, you just crosshair the little sucker and send him flying. I am not sure they have them for the M2, but I'll bet one is in the works.

Justin
March 13, 2006, 09:31 PM
Thanks for the tip. This may be just the ticket.

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