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Midgrade scope recomendations for a .17HM2 rifle.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Justin, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    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?
  2. nvshooter

    nvshooter member

    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.
  3. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for the tip. This may be just the ticket.

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