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Old 02-18-2013, 07:47 PM
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Scope question?

I have always wanted to purchase a super sniper 10x scope. Would it be a bad idea to use a fixed 10x scope on my ar for predator hunting? I always hunt with a partner who carries a shotgun for anything within 50yds. I am just curious to know if this is too much magnification and if my field of view will be to narrow?
Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:16 PM
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Re: Scope question?

Fixed 10x wouldn't be my first choice way too much for anything close. If you're just looking to spend as little money as possible wait a few more wks and get a variable. I keep mine turned as low as possible all the time 3-4x is plenty out to 100yd, on target much faster than 10x and if something comes in where only you have a shot you won't be checking them for fleas. If I had to choose a fixed power for dogs it wouldn't be more than 4x or 6x max. Just my .02 what type rifle are you planning on using it or by the way?
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:20 PM
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Re: Scope question?

You are right and thats what i figured i just wanted another opinion to help tell myself that 10x will be too much. I would have probably switched it around some between a 22-250 bolt and a 20 stainless match barrel AR
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:47 AM
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Re: Scope question?

I only have one fixed power scope and that's on my .22lr it's a 4x just enough to reach out on occasion but fine for up close. On a 22-250 I'd look for variable 4.5-14x, or maybe a little more. Redfield has an awesome variable for around $250 I put a 4-12x40 on my new 243 and love it. They've got them in 6-18 but i didn't need that much power, longest shots for me are around 3-400yd tops and they're few and far between.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:04 PM
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Re: Scope question?

I hunt coyotes with a retired govt. trapper. For 25 years his main focus in life was to call in and kill coyotes and he was very good at it. He shot nothing but a custom .223 with a Leupold fixed 12 power scope and he never complained about it. Personally I feel that it is more magnification than I would want on the close shots but he learned how to make it work. Bottom line: you can make it work if you want to.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:30 AM
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Re: Scope question?

Do yall know of any decent scopes that are variable power with exposed turrets (MOA) that cost < $500
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:18 AM
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Re: Scope question?

Just take a look through Nikon's selection, they should have something to tickle your fancy.
The M-223 series might be just about perfect, although you could even just buy a Prostaff for around $250 and leave the turret caps off if you need expose turrets.
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