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Old 04-01-2011, 11:13 PM
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New Project advice please

Hey everyone..I'm building my first AR-15 precision rifle for coyotes. I plan on pushing it out to about 500 yards "it's only a .223 after all and I believe in clean kills." I'm thinking of a Nightforce 2nd focal plane scope and wonder if this would be sufficient. My understanding is that at max power I can still use the reticle for a mil hold off for the wind call "I don't like dialing for wind since it always changes by the time I dial it." My only experience is with a friends ffp leupold. I'm trying to save up some cash since I want to build my first .308 in the fall/winter and I want to go all out and buy the first focal plane Nightforce with the Horus reticle "expensive." So I guess my question is do you think that the 2nd focal plane is alright for hold offs out to 500 with the AR. As always, thanks for all the help. You guys are great on here.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:44 PM
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Re: New Project advice please

Thats a pretty big heavy scope for an ar-15, maybe others will disagree though, I think nikon as a scope made specifically for the 223 and that would be cheaper and more appropriate for your purpose. Also they have a computer ballistic program that will tell you what there circles are at the different variable magnifications.

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Old 04-02-2011, 12:18 AM
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Thats a pretty big heavy scope for an ar-15, maybe others will disagree though, I think nikon as a scope made specifically for the 223 and that would be cheaper and more appropriate for your purpose. Also they have a computer ballistic program that will tell you what there circles are at the different variable magnifications.

I was actually speaking of one of the smaller nightforces such as the 2.5-10x32 2nd focal plane with .mil reticle and .mil turret. I prefer a nightforce if for anything else the quality of the glass. I wouldn't want a huge optic on an otherwise light platform either. Just clearing that up. Thanks for the input though it is appreciated.
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:58 AM
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I was actually speaking of one of the smaller nightforces such as the 2.5-10x32 2nd focal plane with .mil reticle and .mil turret. I prefer a nightforce if for anything else the quality of the glass. I wouldn't want a huge optic on an otherwise light platform either. Just clearing that up. Thanks for the input though it is appreciated.
Oh yeah, I forget they make other scopes also, I wish saving some cash meant a nightforce for me :P
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:41 AM
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Oh yeah, I forget they make other scopes also, I wish saving some cash meant a nightforce for me :P
haha...no problem at all
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:31 AM
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Re: New Project advice please

I've got a similar project gun, and have intentions of using it for relatively close range varmints and predators. Currently got a 6.5-20 on it for load development, but once that's done, I will be putting the 2.5-10X32 NF on it.

My scope is the NP-R2 (2moa spacing on vertical, 5 moa spacing on horizontal) with Zero Stop and 1/4 moa clicks.

FWIW, I think the scope in question is just the ticket for calling yotes with an AR type gun. 10X is great for coyotes out to 500 yds IMO.

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Old 04-02-2011, 04:45 AM
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Re: New Project advice please

If you want to kill yotes clean at 500yds,the 223 might want to shoot 75 gr hptbt from hornady.Enough bullet for a clean kill,just m2cents..
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