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Wife's new AR +2 yotes

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Unread 01-22-2011, 02:49 PM
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Re: Wife's new AR +2 yotes

I have only shot this one out to 350, and each time it was bucking some serious wind, but, at 300 it was nearly perfect, and 350 I (think) it was just a hair low to what it should have been, but in that wind, who knows?

I love my Leupolds, but, for the money, it is hard to beat that Nikon. I wonder though if Nikon uses hunters at all when they design stuff. I don't care for the little circles as aim points. They are fine for coyotes, but, for praire dogs, they just cover to much for my liking.

I (and I know this would jack up the cost) would like to see them go to a 30mm tube instead of the inch.
Other than that, I have a pair of Nikons and the glass is great, and they hold zero well. I cant complain. I have spent much more on a scope and gotten much less.
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Unread 01-22-2011, 04:30 PM
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Re: Wife's new AR +2 yotes

Just put the Nikon Encore BDC reticle 2.5-8x on top of a buddy's Sav. Striker 22-250 and zeroed it at 225. Calcd. all the stadia ranges (windage too) and tested it (sort of) on a coyote couple days ago--lost him though. Didn't have much time for the shot--about 4 seconds but at least hit him at ~375 off a tall bipod and stadium seat. The rancher wants all these mange dogs dead, and he's happy with any hit...

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Unread 01-22-2011, 10:10 PM
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Re: Wife's new AR +2 yotes

I love nikon for the price also I have two buckmaster on a 270 and no 220 swift. As for the m-223 I have only had time to shot it a little other than on the coyote. I was using hornday ammo at 3240fps out of 24" barrel. The wifes ar is 20" barrel. I haven't chrono'd it yet but need to. I was able to hit a propane tank out to 600 with turret adjustment. I am looking now for a load for a 55gr vmax to 3240 out a 20" barrel to better match the ballistics of the scope. But I have to say it makes it much better to have this scope then to have a ballistic table to carry around as I do for my rifles.
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Unread 01-23-2011, 12:40 AM
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Re: Wife's new AR +2 yotes

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I'm still deciding on other optics for my product lines. I'm only carrying products that I can vouch for but if I have enough solid feedback, I may get a demo sample or two and give them some testing. Not sure if I missed it but how is the Coyote Special scope? WHere does the quality lie compared to the rest of their line?

Thanks again.

Tim Titus
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Unread 01-23-2011, 10:00 AM
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Re: Wife's new AR +2 yotes

I have used Leupold for years as that is what my father used. I have started coyote hunting and tried out Nikon. I mounted a Coyote Special to my AR and thus far it has worked like a dream. I am impressed with Nikon. I wouldn't hesitate to buy again.
Still like my Leupold's though!!!
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