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Scope for 17 Remington #15674018 01/18/21
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Any suggestions for a 24” barrel Remington 700 BDL chambered in .17 Remington. It could be a variable or fixed power scope. Range would be 300 yd max on small varmint up to fox/coyote size.

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I had one of those. I had a Leupold Vari X III 6.5-20X AO / FD on mine. If I had it to do today I'd look to the 4.5-14X Leupold, which didn't exist at the time, with a VH reticle, which also didn't exist. I have a .204 in essentially that configuration set up that way (non AO) and it works really well.

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I use mine primarily as a calling rifle, shoot the occasional crow or other target of opportunity. It wears a 6x36 FXII. I’ve thought about going to a 3-9 for the extra zoom on longer shots or smaller critters but really haven’t had any trouble with the 6X so haven’t switched. I have a 4.5-14 Leupold on my 222mag, it’s okay but not my favorite narrow eye box and to me it goes to crap fast as the light fades. YMMV

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I have a 700 classic which is similar to your BDL.....with a 3.5-10 Loopy on it and it seems to be about perfect.

My last 17 rem (cz527 varmint) had a 6-18 leupold with A0.......was too much of a good thing.


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3x9 or a 3.5x10.


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Re: Scope for 17 Remington [Re: 3dtestify] #15674349 01/18/21
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Mine has a 3x9 on it for calling...

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Thanks gentlemen, 3x9 it is.

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I have a Weaver V16 on a 204 RUG that I use to shoot varmints in sizes from gsquirrels to coyotes. While I don't need 16x to shoot called predators, but it sure comes in handy for shooting gsquirrels and pdogs.

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4-12 A/O Leupold on mine.


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Originally Posted by 3dtestify
Thanks gentlemen, 3x9 it is.

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2.5-8X36 on mine. Unless I'm shooting targets it stays on 3X.

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Originally Posted by dale06
4-12 A/O Leupold on mine.


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I have a 2.5 x 10 4200 Bushnell Elite ( or at least I think that's what they called them) Anyway I figured I could hit a yote at 25 yards and a groundhog at 300 with it. It's brighter than my 2,5 x 8 Leupy but I think the Leupy is better for calling up close and personal based on the eye relief and eye box

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Originally Posted by dimecovers5
I have a 2.5 x 10 4200 Bushnell Elite ( or at least I think that's what they called them) Anyway I figured I could hit a yote at 25 yards and a groundhog at 300 with it. It's brighter than my 2,5 x 8 Leupy but I think the Leupy is better for calling up close and personal based on the eye relief and eye box


I love those older 4200's. They have a very clean image. Great magnification range too.

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Bushnell 6500?

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Originally Posted by Big Stick
6x MQ.

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Originally Posted by Big Stick
6x MQ.

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