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Unread 12-02-2007, 07:29 PM
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You don't shoot prairie dogs during coyote hunting time anyway. If you have one 22-250 get two scopes and change to the higher power scope in May and back to the lower power in Sept.
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Unread 12-03-2007, 09:47 PM
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i've had a 700 VS for about 8 yrs now and it has worn a 6.5 X 20 since i got it. It all depends on what you are used to and how it fits you.
I get along just fine w/ fine with everything I use it for.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 04:20 PM
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From what I`m seeing here you all are proveing what I`ve always felt. You just can`t get by with 1 coyote gun. For close in shooting and when we are running them with dogs I carry an AR with a 3 x 9 Leupold. When I`m expecting long shots I carry a .22-6mm with an 8.5 x 25 Leupold on it. When packing I almost always have the scope on it`s lowest power. That was real handy a week ago Fir. when I saw a coyote runnung acrossed a field. At 300 yrds. it would have been real hard to find him in the scope on 25X, nut with it on 8.5X he ended up at the fur buyers.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 04:54 PM
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The next coyote scope i'm gonna get is gonna be the Bush. 3200 7-21X mil-dot, due to it's short overall length (12.8"), range of magnification, and the mil-dot's lower than highest power calibration but used at the highest power.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 05:55 PM
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I'm gonna suggest a Leupold Mark 4 3.5X10. I have two, one on my big gun and one on my "coyote" rig. I don't think 10X is too light for 500 yards and the 3.5 is just fine for up close and personal.

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Unread 12-09-2007, 10:07 AM
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I'm in the Same Boat

Ok so I picked up a Win M70 Coyote in 300WSM yesterday and now am tasked with putting a scope on it. I have a Bush 3200 4-12x40 that I could put on my identical Winnie in 243 and take the Leupy 6.5-20x50 off the 243 and put it on the 300WSM. What do y'all think? I am kinda thinkin a Bush 3200 4-12x40 would be real nice on the 243 but I may just drop the hammer on a Leupy 6.5-20x40 for the 243 and put the bigger objective on the 300WSM...any thoughts?
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Unread 12-09-2007, 01:34 PM
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Like catfish, I have a 3x9 Zeiss on my .243 for calling and a 8.5x25x50 Mueller on my .204Ruger for long range.
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