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Old 07-11-2011, 08:01 AM
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Scope Advice

I want a scope that will work on my AR for both PD and yotes. Looking at a 5-15x40. Is that too much magnification at the low end for calling yotes. Alternatively, I'm also considering a 2.5-10 that would be ideal for yotes but Im not sure that is enough at the high end for a PD at 300+ THoughts?
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:27 AM
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I want a scope that will work on my AR for both PD and yotes. Looking at a 5-15x40. Is that too much magnification at the low end for calling yotes. Alternatively, I'm also considering a 2.5-10 that would be ideal for yotes but Im not sure that is enough at the high end for a PD at 300+ THoughts?

I prefer the 4.5x14x50 as an all round power.

The 6.5x20x50 is good but can be troublesome at close distance.

The 4x12x50 would also work and are less expensive.

The 2.5x10x40 would work but might not gather enough light at prime hunting time.

Just my opinion.

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Old 07-11-2011, 09:26 AM
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Well specifically I'm looking at a 2.5-10x44 Vortex Viper HS with a 30mm tube. I'd think at 2.5x it should do pretty well pre-dawn. Maybe?
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:55 AM
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Well specifically I'm looking at a 2.5-10x44 Vortex Viper HS with a 30mm tube. I'd think at 2.5x it should do pretty well pre-dawn. Maybe?
I really like my Minox 3-15x50 I use it on my coyote rig. It gives me a good power range and is clear and crisp. I will even use it on PD's. It does not have exposed turrets which is fine for me, I have never dialed in a coyote....Never had the time. It does have a BDC though so that helps with hold over on longer shots. A well known reviewer on SWFA rated it very close to a Ziess and I would have to agree.

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Old 07-11-2011, 01:23 PM
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Strombeck's choice might be good. I'd also look at the Bushnell 6500 2.5-16X. May be the ideal power range.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:10 PM
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I would agree with anything from 3-9 to 4.5-14. Burris makes a very good 4.5-14 with ballistic reticle, Leupold, Nikon and many other manufacturers make comperable scopes. I like the 4.5-14. I have not used a Minox scope but their binos are good. Yes, 2.5 would work but I really do not think you will notice any difference between 2.5 and 4 or 4.5 magnifcation. What distances are you looking at shooting? What is the closest distance and what is the furthest distance that you think you will be shooting? I have been using a 3-9 for several years and never had any problems, just at long distance there were times that I would have liked a little more magnification.
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I would agree with anything from 3-9 to 4.5-14. Burris makes a very good 4.5-14 with ballistic reticle, Leupold, Nikon and many other manufacturers make comperable scopes. I like the 4.5-14. I have not used a Minox scope but their binos are good. Yes, 2.5 would work but I really do not think you will notice any difference between 2.5 and 4 or 4.5 magnifcation. What distances are you looking at shooting? What is the closest distance and what is the furthest distance that you think you will be shooting? I have been using a 3-9 for several years and never had any problems, just at long distance there were times that I would have liked a little more magnification.
I would guess 50-300 for Yotes and 200-300+ for PD. i think I'll buck up the extra $100 and go for the 4-16 (and never have to buy another........right???).
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