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Old 08-19-2009, 03:08 PM
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scope recommendation

If things go as planned, I'll be picking up a Savage 22-250 soon.

I'm looking for scope recommendations (or..what to avoid) for dogs and yotes. I'll be using strictly factory ammo at "normal" varmint yardages.

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Old 08-19-2009, 04:35 PM
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Hey Fiji, hope it works out for you.
What is a normal range for you?
We hunt farmland so normal for us goes from "in your face" (shotgun time) on out to several hundred yards.
I often carry a shotgun and varmint gun together because of that.
If they are going to be close in look at a variable that is on the low end like 2.5x.

http://www.bushnell.com/products/sco...e4200/422104M/
http://www.bushnell.com/products/sco...e6500/652164M/

If you'll be shooting distance then you could step up to a 4.5x on the low end.
Leupold has some nice VX-3 scopes also.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:44 PM
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Scope for 22-250.

I hapen to have a couple 22-250s and on one I have a 6.5 x 20..on the other I have a Leupold 4 x 12 AO.. I prefer the 4 x 12.. I also have a 4 x 12 Redfield scope on my 220 Swift...as well as a POS Simmons 4 x 12 on my 22 Hornet. I don't miss because of the scope.
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:13 PM
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If you want to spend the money a 3 1/2 x 10 VX 111 is as good as you can do. For a little less a 3 x 9 is an excellant choice. My AR wears a 3 x 9 Leupold and is always carried on 3 X. In fact I don`t think I`ve ever killed one with it on anything but 3 X. But I use it for up close and personal and when running them with dogs. It`s good for 275 to 300 yrds. Worry more about the low end of a varaible scope than the top end. The last deer I killed was with a muzzle loader with a 2 1/2 X scope at 289 yrds. lazered. It had been hit or I would not have shot, but I had a pleanty good point of aim for the shot.
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Old 08-22-2009, 01:30 PM
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thanks

have a Leupold VX III on my .280 A-bolt and love it. Its good out to a fair distance as well.

I'm a newbie to the varmint hunting so I'm just picking the brains of the "pros" before I invest in glass.
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Just get another one !
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:41 PM
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moot point now

the guy I was scheduled to meet this evening emailed me.
He sold it out from under me over the weekend (And just now let me know)
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:16 PM
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FIJI,

Not to screw up anything, but I've got a 4-16 on my .22-250. My brother had a 4-12 on his and replaced it with a 6-18. IF you're shooting groundhogs at the long edge of "normal" I'd suggest something with a little more top end. Not sure what your price range is, but Bushnell has a 6500 series that goes from 2.5-16X... Might be just the ticket. JMHO

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this ole man's eyesprobably need a bit more magnification for those long range dogs.
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If your hunting PD`s you really do have much worry about gettint to much power, BUT for hunting coyotes you need a low power bottom end fro those close in running shots. In fact I don`t think I`ve ever shot a coyote with my AR when the scope was set above 3 X.
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Fiji, I hit a groundhog at 400yds on Saturday with my 22-250 off a harris bipod. It wears a 6.5-20x Leupold and was set at 20x. I could see the bullet strike.
You may have to decide what type of hunting you'll do more of and which scope will best fill that role.
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:58 PM
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I've had very good luck with the Mueller 4-16 Mil-dot on my .223. A pretty decent scope for the money. Has held well for 5 years so far.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:32 PM
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Dont dis me, but I like Tasco. Theyre cheap and good enough for pretty much anything. I've got a 2.5-10X42AO Target and Varmint Series on my .243. Its good and only costs about $100. I can also be had in 3-9X40, 3-12X42AO, 6.5-20X42AO, and 6-24X50AO. Costs up to 150 bucks. Not as good as some but they work.
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what do you think of this set up ???

(the deal on the 22-250 fell through so...Im still looking)


http://www.migunowners.org/forum/showthread.php?t=62555
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:35 PM
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Looks like a nice set-up! Call him up and see just how desperate he is to sell. LOL! Should be a nice rifle, check on comparable rifles, and work out what you're willing to fork over for it.

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