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New gun, New caliber for me, need scope ideas... #7675256 11/29/19 02:42 AM
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I got lucky and won’t a bull barrel 17hmr with thumbhole stock. I want to find a reasonable scope for shooting rabbits, foxes and other small game from a mule or ranger. It’s been a long time since I didn’t any shopping for a scope so I’m asking for recommendations. Trying to stay around 250 but may can stretch that some.... what would you consider and why?


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SWFA has their fixed 6x and 10x on sale right now for $199. Those scopes have a lot of features that many will never use though. If you don’t have interest in shooting longer range these scopes are nothing special. They would be perfect on a 22 or 17 for someone who wants to account for bullet drop and or wind.

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Leupold VX Freedoms are about $200-$250. Great company that with a no questions warranty. There are a lot of different power choices.


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Check out Primary Arms, for the price they are pretty good scopes.



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Hard to be a Leupold 3X9. Congratulations on the rifle and best of luck.


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Originally Posted by scottfromdallas
Leupold VX Freedoms are about $200-$250. Great company that with a no questions warranty. There are a lot of different power choices.

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SWFA 3-15 FFP - no-brainer

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Thanks for the responses. I always seem to get good service out of the few Leupold scopes I have or have had in the past. May just stay with them. I really don’t know much about the swfa brand of scopes, but I will spend some time researching them.


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Midway has Leopold's at 30 percent off with free shipping.

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Originally Posted by wp75169
SWFA has their fixed 6x and 10x on sale right now for $199. Those scopes have a lot of features that many will never use though. If you don’t have interest in shooting longer range these scopes are nothing special. They would be perfect on a 22 or 17 for someone who wants to account for bullet drop and or wind.



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At that price point, I'd check out the best Burris on Midway USA, or Natchez Shooters Supply I could find. It may be a model from 2 years ago but quality and clarity to me, Burris hard to beat at that price.


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Originally Posted by patriot07
SWFA 3-15 FFP - no-brainer

Very interested in this scope. I'm not familiar with this brand, but read nice reviews. Anything better that compares in the sub $500 range?

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SWFA 3-15 FFP - no-brainer

Very interested in this scope. I'm not familiar with this brand, but read nice reviews. Anything better that compares in the sub $500 range?


Not for the $399 it's currently on sale for. The brand has a stellar reputation for durability and mechanical reliability.


https://www.swfa.com/swfa-ss-3-15x42-tactical-rifle-scope-3.html?___SID=U


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SWFA 3-15 FFP - no-brainer

Very interested in this scope. I'm not familiar with this brand, but read nice reviews. Anything better that compares in the sub $500 range?


Not for the $399 it's currently on sale for. The brand has a stellar reputation for durability and mechanical reliability.


https://www.swfa.com/swfa-ss-3-15x42-tactical-rifle-scope-3.html?___SID=U


Thanks for the info. Also looking at the xtr 2 on sale.
https://www.natchezss.com/burris-xt...-g2b-mil-dot-reticle-ff-matte-black.html
Is it worth the $125 upgrade?

My apologies to op, as it's not my intent to hijack your thread.

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Originally Posted by AP2714
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SWFA 3-15 FFP - no-brainer

Very interested in this scope. I'm not familiar with this brand, but read nice reviews. Anything better that compares in the sub $500 range?


Not for the $399 it's currently on sale for. The brand has a stellar reputation for durability and mechanical reliability.


https://www.swfa.com/swfa-ss-3-15x42-tactical-rifle-scope-3.html?___SID=U


Thanks for the info. Also looking at the xtr 2 on sale.
https://www.natchezss.com/burris-xt...-g2b-mil-dot-reticle-ff-matte-black.html
Is it worth the $125 upgrade?

My apologies to op, as it's not my intent to hijack your thread.


Yes. I have both and bought that one for that price at Natchez. Well worth the extra for the glass, zero stop, illumination and 10 mils per rotation.


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Originally Posted by AP2714
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SWFA 3-15 FFP - no-brainer

Very interested in this scope. I'm not familiar with this brand, but read nice reviews. Anything better that compares in the sub $500 range?


Not for the $399 it's currently on sale for. The brand has a stellar reputation for durability and mechanical reliability.


https://www.swfa.com/swfa-ss-3-15x42-tactical-rifle-scope-3.html?___SID=Until


Thanks for the info. Also looking at the xtr 2 on sale.
https://www.natchezss.com/burris-xt...-g2b-mil-dot-reticle-ff-matte-black.html
Is it worth the $125 upgrade?

My apologies to op, as it's not my intent to hijack your thread.



No worries I’m learning and looking too.... might save another couple hundred and buy later... you know, “ buy one cry once.”


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