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Old March 17, 2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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Hello. I'm thinking of purchasing a .17 hmr Savage M93R as a plinking/squirrel gun. I want a scope with over 15x magnification, just for percision, because I'm going to use it a bench rest gun, and want to be able to put it as center in the target as possible.

And suggestions for under $500, or am I just going to get junk in that magnification at that price?

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Old March 17, 2013, 10:47 PM   #2
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I would recommend a Vortex scope.

A Viper 6.5-20x44mm PA:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/vortex-r...pr-m-05fp.html


Or a Viper HS 4-16x50mm:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/vortex-o...flescopes.html
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Old March 17, 2013, 11:26 PM   #3
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I will second the motion for Vortex Viper. Herevortexoptics.com check them all out. Lots of options to consider. For precise aiming avoid first focal plane scopes. Some viper models have that as the primary with second focal plane as an option.
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Old March 18, 2013, 02:32 AM   #4
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Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 comes in that range too.

I took a long time to decided between it and the 6.5-20 viper, but I didn't want to have to get massive rings and the zoom range was better on the Nikon.
Just wish it had tall exposed turrets, entirely because they look cool.

Can always get the 5-20 Nikon, which does have turrets but doesn't come in Mildot if that matters.

I'm sure meany people will say their Mueller or Millett scope is brilliant, but I decided against them mainly because of the weight, but also because they are cheap and decked out with features which generally means quality is lost.
And Nikon has a great reputation and a good warranty.

If you are mainly using as a target gun the finest reticle possible is your best bet. I can't be bothered search anything so have nothing to recommend.

But SWFA.com has a big range and great prices so I'd check on there, even if you don't buy from there they have a huge range to see whats available.
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