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Old 02-09-2019, 03:06 PM   #1
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I picked up a CZ 455 in 17 off here that I plan to use for prairie dogs within 100 yards. Will use my .223 for anything further than that. I have a couple extra scopes laying around and plan to use one of them but can't decide which. I have a Nikon 3-9x40 w/ BDC and a Vortex Crossfire 4-12x40 BDC I could use. Or should I just pick up a 3-9 or 4-12 BSA Sweet 17, or something completely different altogether? Appreciate any input.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:20 PM   #2
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I have a vari x ii 4-12x40 on mine.

12x is real handy when squirrel hunting. I'd try your 4-12 vortex you already have and see how you like it.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:27 PM   #3
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I got Muellers for my rim fires and love em.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:32 PM   #4
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3-9x40 is plenty for a .17HMR. I have a BSA Sweet 17 on mine.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:33 PM   #5
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I have a vx3 4x12 also and it’s great
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:34 PM   #6
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Either of the two you mentioned would be fine. You can determine what distances the BDC reticle is good for on the .17 and use either one with good results.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:04 PM   #7
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I got Muellers for my rim fires and love em.


I actually have a Mueller on a .22 Iím not using. Wonder if I should move it over and throw the 3-9 on the 22.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:57 AM   #8
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I'm running a 4-12 weaver kaspa on a CZ17hmr and 22lr. It has a great moa based illiminated retical with locking target turrets. My dad runs one on a 25-06 and it's held up well to the recoil.

A lot of value for $200 from academy.

Don't skimp on the rings. I'd take a hard look at BKL tactical rings. They work great on the CZ actions plus they're made in Texas.

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Old 02-10-2019, 02:13 PM   #9
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3-9x40 is plenty for a .17HMR. I have a BSA Sweet 17 on mine.
This is exactly what I have on mine and it's been good.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:49 PM   #10
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I'm running a 4-12 weaver kaspa on a CZ17hmr and 22lr. It has a great moa based illiminated retical with locking target turrets. My dad runs one on a 25-06 and it's held up well to the recoil.

A lot of value for $200 from academy.

Don't skimp on the rings. I'd take a hard look at BKL tactical rings. They work great on the CZ actions plus they're made in Texas.

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Have BKL on order, thanks!
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