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Unread 02-17-2010, 05:42 PM
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Scope for new project

Hello Gentleman -

I am in the process of building my new coyote slayer. I am around alot of country that gets called alot. I am always working on my calling but I always have dogs hang up at 500 to 700 yards. My new 6.5x284 needs some glasses. I have been looking at the 5.5x22x56 NF. I really like it but I dont think I need that much. If I could get some advise it would be appreciated. Or maybe another brand would be better? Thanks
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    Unread 02-17-2010, 06:11 PM
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    Re: Scope for new project

    What do you mean by "that much"? Too much power? Too much money? If you don't need a scope that goes to 22x, I'm sure you can find a model that suits your needs. If $1800 on a scope is too rich for your blood, as it is mine, look at Sightron, Nikon, Bushnell, Leupold or Vortex.
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    Unread 02-17-2010, 06:25 PM
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    Re: Scope for new project

    How long do they hold up for? Do you usually have time to make adjustments for drop or would a drop reticle work better? I haven't spent too much time calling dogs but thought I would throw it out there. Less movement too.
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    Unread 02-17-2010, 07:53 PM
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    Re: Scope for new project

    There is a coyote hunting section here. This section gets a lot of traffic, so a guru will probably answer it here though.
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    Unread 02-17-2010, 10:06 PM
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    Re: Scope for new project

    Thanks 3fingervic and Moman-

    What I ment by to much was the 5.5x22 or would I be better to go to a 3.5x15? I dont want to mess up my close shots but I still want to be percise at 700 +.

    As far as the hold up Moman they will usally just sit down and bark. So there is alot of time to make adjustments.
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    Unread 02-17-2010, 10:16 PM
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    Re: Scope for new project

    I think that the 5.5 power is low enough for a shot inside a 100yrds.
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    Unread 02-17-2010, 10:31 PM
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    Thanks for the input. Bigger is better right? I think the 5.5x22 would be better choice for the longer shots. I just did'nt want to get myself in a pickle.
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