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Scope for squirrels at 400 yards?

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Unread 04-25-2007, 10:52 AM
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Scope for squirrels at 400 yards?

Hey guys, first post here, been checking out the forum for a while. Anyways, I just bought a new Remington SPS Varmint .223 that I will use for everything from squirrels, pigs, coyotes, deer and whatever else I can throw lead at, at ranges from 0 to 400 yards. My question is what sort of scope should I top it with. After doing quite a bit of research I am pretty sold on Nikon. Now the question I have is power. I can only afford about 300 bucks with rings and a base, so that limits me to either a Monarch 3-9x40 or a Buckmaster 4.5-14x40 (or a Burris Fullfield 4.5-14x44). Will a 3-9 suffice for my long distance shooting (taking on squirrels at 400 yards) or am I going to need to step up to the 14 power to shoot at that distance?

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    Unread 04-25-2007, 12:53 PM
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    Re: Scope for squirrels at 400 yards?

    Ropinfool82, look at one of Leupolds VX-I, Rifleman scopes. I have one in 4x12x40mm with duplex reticle and its a great scope. I paid $245.00 for mine, and I bet you could get bases, rings and scope for around $320.00. I hope this helps you out.

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    Re: Scope for squirrels at 400 yards?

    The Buckmaster 4.5-14!
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    Re: Scope for squirrels at 400 yards?

    just bought the buckmaster 4.5-14 $259 from the optic zone

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    Re: Scope for squirrels at 400 yards?

    I just bought a 4x16x40MM Bushnell 4200 Elite from the optic zone for $349.00. I was trying for a used one on e-bay the auction got up to $325.00 . I said dang I can buy a New one for $24 bucks more. Ask optic zone for opinions on elite 4200s. Much better then most mid priced scopes. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Re: Scope for squirrels at 400 yards?

    Don't get the 3x9, I'm having the same problem here in alaska trying to get precise head shots on beaver, fox, etc at long distances and the 3x9 is just not enough, for me!....and for the prices these guys have stated for the x14's, etc, that's where i am going!
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    Re: Scope for squirrels at 400 yards?

    Whatever you choose, make sure it has fine duplex or better yet a dot reticle. I have a Bausch & Lomb Elite 4000 on my 222 Remington Mag, excellent glass and 1/8 click dial, perfect for long range shooting except the darn reticle is so thick for squirrel shooting. At 450 yards, the squirrel can hide in the reticle [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]. Cruise E-Bay and see if you can find an old 8X32 or the 6X24 Burris Signature or a 4X12 or 6X18 Vari-XII Leupold with fine duplex. They can be had for about the price of a Nikon Buckmaster or the Elite 3200. Excellent squirrel scopes IMO.
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