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cogito
February 18, 2013, 12:05 PM
I've just bought my first rifle and have been looking for the right scope.

A few questions?
a) "sweet 17" or "17 hot" scopes -- just a gimmick? If I use different weights/different velocities, doesn't that undermine the turret gradations?

b) I would really like a mil-dot scope so that I can accommodate for bullet drop, rather than adjusting elevation -- a newbie error?

c) Mueller is often pointed out as a great brand for the money. Does its optics clearly beat BSA, Barska, Simmons?

d) I suppose, any other advice? BTW, I'd like to stay <$150, preferably closer to $100.

Thanks.

rcase1234
February 18, 2013, 12:55 PM
I have a sweet .17 on my savage 17hmr and its a freakin sweet scope. For $60 I would definetly recommend it

joshobrien77
February 18, 2013, 01:34 PM
I tried a few and ended up with the Nikon Prostaff 150. Love it. Clear glass and using spot on u cans toss a round out to 300+ using the bdc.

http://www.nikonsportoptics.com/en/Nikon-Products/Hunting-Optics/Riflescopes/6725/ProStaff-3-9x40-Rimfire-Matte-BDC-150.html

Mauser8mm
February 25, 2013, 05:10 PM
Vortex Crossfire II 3-9x40 Dead Hold BDC Reticle

http://www.opticsplanet.com/vortex-crossfire-ii-3-9x40mm-rifle-scope.html

The Dead Hold BDC Reticle is essentially a mil-dot setup. It goes for $150, I just ordered one with the V-Plex reticle for my 8mm Mauser. Let us know what you decide on, and post some pictures!! :D