The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Art of the Rifle: Bolt, Lever, and Pump Action

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 17, 2013, 10:28 PM   #1
Join Date: January 30, 2013
Location: NY, sadly.
Posts: 80
If you can see them, they can see you. Unless...

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?

Thank you,
Ken B.
Just a young guy that likes old cars and straight shooting guns
F23Blackwidow2 is offline  
Old March 17, 2013, 10:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 6, 2012
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 1,670
I would recommend a Vortex scope.

A Viper 6.5-20x44mm PA:

Or a Viper HS 4-16x50mm:
allaroundhunter is offline  
Old March 17, 2013, 11:26 PM   #3
big al hunter
Senior Member
Join Date: March 12, 2011
Location: Washington state
Posts: 1,048
I will second the motion for Vortex Viper. 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.
You can't fix stupid....however ignorance can be cured through education!
big al hunter is offline  
Old March 18, 2013, 02:32 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: April 21, 2008
Location: new zealand
Posts: 856
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 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.
trg42wraglefragle is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04709 seconds with 9 queries