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17 hmr scopes

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by babs2020, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. babs2020

    babs2020 Engaging Member

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    hi guys what scopes have we got on your 17 s and what do think best for 50 to 120 yards
     
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    using an mtc mamba 4-16 with g4 reticle here, found the scb ret to be too fussy, with little need for the aim points. tried a EB 3-9x50 as it was all i had for a while, this had good fov, but lacked the legs for HMR really...
     
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    MTC Taipan 6-24x56 SCB here. Zeroing off a bipod at 100yds is sweet and easy. :) My Hawke Nite-Eye Digi 3-12x50 wasn't much cop.
     
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    Hawke Varmint II SF 6 - 24 x 44.
     
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    Hawke varmint sf on my ansutchz . Awesome scope ! Cheap and cheer full and on the mark all time every time . Hawke varmint sf 6-24x44
     
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    ansutchz 1517 [​IMG] hawke varmint sf 6-24x44 sport match Mount's swift mod Harris bipod
     
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    Glad I spotted this post as I've just bought a CZ455 varmit and I put My Hawke Nite Eye on it but wasn't impressed so I'll look for a Hawke Varmit to try seeing as you guys use it.
     
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    I've had other hawkes before mate and they weren't too good . But the varmint is very popular for rim fires. .. I have had no error with this , best I've had so far you could put high end scopes on them but not really necessary for rimmys.
     
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    Simmons (Philippines M1048) 6.5-20 x 44 Basic and clear, but quite suitable for daytime shooting.
     
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    will be a lot of night shooting and some day shooting
     
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    I've got a Hawke varmint as well and it is honestly fantastic for the .17
     
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    Thinking of getting a hawke varmint sf 6-24x44 myself now for .17HMR.
     
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    Simmons WTC 6.5-20 X50.
     
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    I like Simmons scopes.

    I use a Leupold 4-12x50, I mainly lamp, so it's always on x7 mag, I don't need anymore.
     
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    I've seen some new Varmite and Varmite II scopes for sale so are they different models or is it just wording?
     
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    I think for the price that older Simmons scopes can be had S/H it's difficult to find a better bit of glass for your money, however Leupold are probably in a different league altogether. Food for thought...
     
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    [​IMG]good results with ansutchz 1517 17 hmr with my old nikko sterling
     
  18. neiled

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    Wow excellent shooting mate. :up:

    When my FEO dropped off my new licence last week he told me that North Wales Police strongly discouraged in fact didn't allow foxes to be shot with 17 HMR although I belive it is allowable nationally so how would I stand if I went against his "recommendations"?
     
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    As long as your license says 'any lawful quarry suitable for that calibre' or similar you are fine. There is no minimum legal calibre for fox. Also hmr is now shown in the latest Home Office Guidelines as a legal recognised calibre for fox.
    It may not be the best calibre for fox but certainly not in any way illegal.
     
  20. adymorris

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    me too, pity they don't make them like they used to, have 3 old style simmons and they are some of the clearest scopes I have even after 20 odd years
     

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