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Old 05-20-2003, 08:49 PM
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I am trying to decide on a scope for my Ruger 77/17 VM/BBZ, I would like to keep it under $400. I have thought about the Weaver V-24 not sure I like the reticle, the V-16 is nice. I have also looked at the Leupold VX II 6-18x40. I plan on shooting paper and small fuzzy animals. Any thoughts would be great.
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Old 05-20-2003, 11:23 PM
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I have a V-24 on my Marlin 17VS. I love it.
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Old 05-21-2003, 03:12 AM
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It is a little higher than your set price, but I put a Leupold VXIII 4.5-14X50 AO on my 77/17 VMBBZ. I would have been a little better off with a 40 objevtive bell instead of the 50. I had to put a shim under the scope and use longer screws in the rings. However it does sit as low as is possible with this combo.
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Old 05-21-2003, 04:45 AM
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bushnell 4200 6-24x40, better and cheaper than vari-x III's.

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Old 05-21-2003, 05:55 AM
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Bushnell 4200 4-16x40
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Old 05-21-2003, 07:28 AM
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I have the Leupold VX III 6.5x20 EFR on my Cooper. I think they're great scopes.

They aren't cheap but I'd recommend buying a used one if thats what you need to do to keep withing budget limitations.

Since Leupold offers the lifetime warranty I dont see any problem picking one up off ebay or someplace like that.
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Old 05-21-2003, 07:38 AM
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I have got a Weaver GS 6X20 fine/dot on my 77/17 works great, I have 2 V-16's, one on my SVT Kimber and one a Mini-14. Great scopes for the $$$$$$. I have used the GS and the V-16 on my 257 Weatherby with no probs. Check the eye relief on the weavers, it works for me but it's tricky for some shooters. Good luck to you.
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Old 05-21-2003, 07:48 AM
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Simmons whitetail classic 6.5x20x50 on my marlin 17vs
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Old 05-21-2003, 08:01 AM
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Weaver KT15 ..... BKL mounts ....with the sun shade. Love it.
(also remember the V24 sun shade will fit the KT15)
Group with the KT15 at 100 yards...

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Old 05-21-2003, 08:17 AM
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V-24 reticle

Scuba,
How do you like the reticle on the V-24? Do you have any problems seeing the TINY little dot?
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Old 05-21-2003, 08:33 AM
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There is no dot, just a very thin duplex. It is excellent for target shooting, thinner the better for me. When hunting I usually have no trouble but I have good eyes and I hunt in a open field. If I was hunting squirrels in a forest it might be a little tougher to use but that is just a guess, haven't ever tried it. Overall I love the scope, I highly recommend it.
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Leupold VX-II 4-12x40 AO.
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Old 05-21-2003, 09:01 AM
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Weaver KT15 here too. BKL mounts on a 17VS. Thanks 'yote.

Good scope for $200. I was on a budget. Accurate and repeatable windage and elevation. Only 15 power. May be a disadvantage for some.
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Old 05-21-2003, 09:10 AM
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There is no dot, just a very thin duplex
Scuba: My Weaver V24 on my TC does have a very tinnny dot. Wonder if they made them with and without?????

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Old 05-21-2003, 09:42 AM
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Leupold VX I 3x9. Higher powers make me crazy unless shooting off a bench or support (I like to shoot from sitting with a sling).

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