Thanks for the suggestions and ideas. As they say, a fool and his money soon parteth, so being a sucker that I am it will be in my safe this afternoon. Now, should I stick on a 4-12 VX 1 Leupold that I have sitting around or buy on of them BSA Scopes made for the .17HMR ? The Leupold is a little overkill IMHO and it will end up on a centerfire rifle sometime later more than likely anyway but I am not into crappy scopes. I have had to have Tasco's and Simmons in my younger days when cash flow was a little tight, they work, matter of fact Tasco's are plain tough but being that Leupold's are built down the road from me and they are excellent optics, I have a special proclivity towards them. Give me you ideas guys!!
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