Author Topic: Scope/ring recommendation for 455 American (22LR, 17 HMR, 22 Mag)  (Read 806 times)

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Offline SBh2oMan

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I just ordered a 455 "combo" unit for upcoming bunny season and it is my first bolt action 22 and first 17HMR.   While I'm awaiting shipment and jail time it's time to pick out a scope and rings...

Main use will be rabbits, jack rabbits, and tree squirrels.  Would love to do some ground squirrel if I can find a good place to hunt them.    Ranges will be from ~50 yds out to maybe 150-ish (on the 17 HMR)

Budget - would like to keep the package under or around $200.

Need something that will allow me to easily swap barrels and re-zero based on known settings.   Other than that, field of view and image quality are probably the most important factors to me. 

Thanks in advance for the ideas.


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Offline SBh2oMan

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Re: Scope/ring recommendation for 455 American (22LR, 17 HMR, 22 Mag)
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 06:18:13 PM »
Just realized I posted this to the wrong forum (the problem with forum posting from one's phone late at night!).   I've asked to have the thread moved to the rimfire forum.   My apologies!

And FWIW, I just decided to order the Vortex Crossfire II in 4-12x40 AO with the BDC reticle along with a set of BLK 257 mounts.  We'll see how it does.

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Re: Scope/ring recommendation for 455 American (22LR, 17 HMR, 22 Mag)
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 08:46:19 PM »
BLK mounts are solid!!

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Re: Scope/ring recommendation for 455 American (22LR, 17 HMR, 22 Mag)
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 08:49:39 PM »
Thanks. I just went to do the DROS today and brought the scope and rings with me for a test fit and they look like a perfect setup for this rifle.


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Re: Scope/ring recommendation for 455 American (22LR, 17 HMR, 22 Mag)
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 06:02:16 AM »
BKL's are great

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Re: Scope/ring recommendation for 455 American (22LR, 17 HMR, 22 Mag)
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 10:05:54 PM »
BKL 1 Rings, 3/8 or 11mm Dovetail, Matte Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0158OYSB4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_8WWxiCBYZs6c2


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Scope/ring recommendation for 455 American (22LR, 17 HMR, 22 Mag)
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 10:09:20 PM »
Only issue I had with them is that when first installed (using alignment bar, levels, and lapping them) the front was too low and I could not sight in the scope without running out of adjustment.  I loosened everything while at the range and fiddled with it and managed to get it so that it would zero in properly (I used a piece of paper folded in half to shim the front ring).   Based on this I may switch to a set of Burris rings with the adjustable inserts even though these are now working and seem very well made. 


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Re: Scope/ring recommendation for 455 American (22LR, 17 HMR, 22 Mag)
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 12:45:22 PM »
Any issues with bolt handle not clearing scope? Looking at a Nikon prostaff or rimfire scope.

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Re: Scope/ring recommendation for 455 American (22LR, 17 HMR, 22 Mag)
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2017, 11:24:19 PM »
No issues with my setup.  Works great and I can cycle a round without breaking cheek weld


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Re: Scope/ring recommendation for 455 American (22LR, 17 HMR, 22 Mag)
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2017, 10:47:59 PM »
Any issues with bolt handle not clearing scope? Looking at a Nikon prostaff or rimfire scope.

I'm using a Leupold VX 1 2-7 x33 with BKL 1 inch rings, medium, 11mm dovetail...bolt handle clearance is fine.

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Re: Scope/ring recommendation for 455 American (22LR, 17 HMR, 22 Mag)
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2017, 05:04:30 PM »
Dumb question I suppose but if the scope will fit one 455 it will fit another, right? Wrong?? I am debating the scope for my 455 Ultra Match but am conflicted. I have several red dots for ARs but am not interested in putting one my Ultra Match even if it would fit. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Scope/ring recommendation for 455 American (22LR, 17 HMR, 22 Mag)
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 07:53:23 PM »
Dumb question I suppose but if the scope will fit one 455 it will fit another, right? Wrong?? I am debating the scope for my 455 Ultra Match but am conflicted. I have several red dots for ARs but am not interested in putting one my Ultra Match even if it would fit. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
If you're talking 455 American, or any other model without sights, then yes. If it fits one it will fit another.

If you're going from a sightless model to one with sights, the scope 'might' hit the sights. The nice thing about the 455's is the sights can be removed.
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