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Topic: Amazing accuracy w/inexpensive savage 17hmr, with a cheap scope too< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Upland season is over & I finally got a chance to take Savage 17 hmr w/BSA scope to the range.

I paid just over 200 bucks for the Savage and a buddy gave me the BSA.

At 100 yards on the bench we were able to consistantly generate 3 shot groups you could cover with a silver dollar using the plastic tip ammo. Hollow point groups were 2x that size but still accurate enough to go for a head shot on a coyote at that distance.

I picked this up after a friend told me his son did great on prarie dogs with these to 150 yards.
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I agree they are good guns and fun to shoot. I also have a savage with a BSA sweet 17 scope.

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Good on ya!

IMO, the 17HMR is the single most significant advance in rifle cartridges in 62 years.


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I have the BSA sweet 17 model too.

There is no kick to speak of with the 17 but I wonder if the BSA's performance can be applied to all of their scopes?

There was an article a couple months back on 100 dollar box store scopes in Sports Afield (I think) a couple months ago. The found them all to be acceptable after some pretty severe testing.

Reading product reviews on the Sweet 17 they are all over the place. But you never know the details that matter (was the scope monted properly & so forth).
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I read the same article.  I like the BSA scope but it is pricey for the intended purpose and where it is made. A real good bargain for scopes is the Leupold made Redfield . I have two of these, one on a 300 WIN mag and other on a 257 Weatherby.

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Same here on the little savage.  
Ridiculous accuracy at a great price.

I need a scope because all I had on it was a 3x9 with parallax set at probably >70 yds I'd bet.  The 50 yd target was blurry but at 100 the rifle's a demon.  I actually like the round a lot especially when you're dealing with semi populated areas.


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A lil more pricey, but look at the Nikon Rimfire Scope...OpticPlanet has some great prices on all scopes by the way...

http://www.nikonhunting.com/product....725


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