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mquejr
12-08-2006, 5:12 PM
Need scopes for 2 new rifles, a savage 17hmr and a mossberg 100 atr in 30-06. Keep in mind that I'm under a tight budget. I don't want to spend more than $100 for the savage and around $200 for the mossberg.

Thanks in advance.

p.s.
mounts suggestions also welcome

bu-bye
12-08-2006, 5:16 PM
Bushnell makes some nice scopes for the price you are looking for. for your 17 check out their 22 line, for your moss check out their 3200's.

capitol
12-08-2006, 5:19 PM
for the hmr I recommend the Mueller Eraticator

robairto
12-08-2006, 6:13 PM
I like the leupolds

xenophobe
12-08-2006, 6:32 PM
Actually with the rifles you mention, you should spend more money on the .17HMR scope and less on the 30-06 scope.

The .17 is capable of great accuracy. Get a good scope. The 30-06 is a hunting gun and only needs 3 moa out to a couple hundred yards, so a less expensive scope would be preferrable to getting a cheaper scope for the .17.

At least in my opinon. Take the $300 and split it, and get two $150-ish scopes for each. You will be better served.

jumbopanda
12-08-2006, 6:35 PM
I hear Nikons are quite good, and a better value for the dollar than Leupolds. I believe Nikon scopes range from $100-400

bu-bye
12-08-2006, 6:47 PM
Nikon glass is just amazing but their price can be very high. The best glass i have seen was on a pair of Nikon binoculars.

6172crew
12-08-2006, 7:08 PM
Actually with the rifles you mention, you should spend more money on the .17HMR scope and less on the 30-06 scope.

The .17 is capable of great accuracy. Get a good scope. The 30-06 is a hunting gun and only needs 3 moa out to a couple hundred yards, so a less expensive scope would be preferrable to getting a cheaper scope for the .17.

At least in my opinon. Take the $300 and split it, and get two $150-ish scopes for each. You will be better served.

Normally this type of advise come from a gunshop but now you can have it here for the low price of free.:D

He takes tips and supports his CA NRA.;) hint hint.

I agree the .17 needs a Bushnell elite to get the most of her. There was a guy at the Chabot range who had his stick rigged with a very nice Conquest scope.

That rifle was so accurate it was boring.:p

xenophobe
12-08-2006, 7:43 PM
Normally this type of advise come from a gunshop but now you can have it here for the low price of free.:D

He takes tips and supports his CA NRA.;) hint hint.

I agree the .17 needs a Bushnell elite to get the most of her. There was a guy at the Chabot range who had his stick rigged with a very nice Conquest scope.

That rifle was so accurate it was boring.:p

lol... Personally, the .17 HMR deserves a really nice piece of glass. Any half decent 3-9x40 would be fine for the .30-06.

I'd recommend:

30-06: Bushnell 3-9x40 Trophy. Great scope. I love the Trophy series. It'll set you back $89.
.17 HMR: Get the Leupold VX-1 3-12x40. It's about $249.

That would be a little more than your $300 budget for both rifles, but you'll get the best out of both of them with this setup.