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Ranging coyotes at long range

 
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:05 PM
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Ranging coyotes at long range

I realize the Swaro's are probably my best bet. I'm just wondering if it would be possible to range coyotes at 6,7,800 yds with them. Would the reticle be a the drawback or am I just asking for too much?

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Old 01-18-2008, 05:48 PM
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Most of the time i just hope the laser is ranging off the coyote, or very close to it at those ranges. Obviously if the dog is on a side hill then it'll be accurate. If it's flatter country than u may be reflecting off something either side of him...but it seems to work most of the time for me.

R u also talking about rangefinding with a scope reticle??
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:13 PM
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A good choice would be a leica 1200. They are much less expensive than swarovski but the glass isn't quite as sharp. They are better than the Bushnells in my opinion.
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:01 PM
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Most of the time i just hope the laser is ranging off the coyote, or very close to it at those ranges. Obviously if the dog is on a side hill then it'll be accurate. If it's flatter country than u may be reflecting off something either side of him...but it seems to work most of the time for me.

R u also talking about rangefinding with a scope reticle??
I was just talking about the reticle in the rangefinder. Wondering if the one in the Lieca wouldn't be better for what I'm wanting. I thought the reticle in the Swaro might be a drawback for rangeing something the size of a dog at those ranges. Most of them would be in wide open, flat places without any trees or anything else to use to range off of. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:22 AM
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I have the leica 1200 crf and have had great luck with it...

732 yard hit.

They don't do well in the snow though.....
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:18 AM
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i have a leica....

and i have a hell of a time getting the darn thing to work. mine has a real stiff button (IE: trigger).....and it is hard as hell to hold it on target while squeezing the trigger........my bushnell works a lot better as far as holding it on target, but doesnt range as far......never tried the swaro......id sell the leica....make me an offer.....AJ
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