Browning x-bolt varmint stalker

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by 45acp, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. 45acp

    45acp Member

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    Newbie here. I bought the rifle in 22-250 and need some advice on a quality scope for $1000.00 or less. The gun will be used for coyote and some paper punching out to 300-500. Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. dogbuster0006

    dogbuster0006 Well-Known Member

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    At the lower end there are the nikon coyote specials in 4.5-14x40 excellent scope for the price. Check on leupold 6.5-20x40 should be around $6-800, after that the sky is the limit. Jump on midwayusa.com and use their scope finder should be able to narrow things down a little more for you I'm not up to date on the latest prices. Let us know what you decide we want some pics and to know how she shoots too...
     

  3. skyfish25

    skyfish25 Well-Known Member

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    The Nikon Monarch and Bushnell Elite would work. But look at Zeiss before you buy. Cameralandny.com has some good deals on them. The new 3-15 power is the next scope I'm purchasing for a hunting rig. But they have some great glass. And the conquest models would fit your bill easily.

    My 2 cents
     
  4. jt183

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    I have a Varmint Stalker in .243 that I use for coyote and rockchuck hunting. I mounted a Leupold VX-3 6.5-20X50 LR/T with the varmint hunter reticle and I love it. 6.5X is low enough power for calling in close range coyotes and 20X is way more than you'll need on the upper end. If I had it to do again I could get along with a 4.5-14 just fine. The varmint hunter reticle is the best. For my gun and load it gives me dead on holds at 200, 300, 400, 525, and 600 yards. We all know that coyotes don't just stand around waiting to be shot at and I think the holdover lines are a lot quicker than having to dial, especially when you're under pressure.
     
  5. 45acp

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    Thanks for the replies. Is the Ziess hd5 5-25x50 with the rapid z varmint reticle to much of a scope for this rifle?
     
  6. 45acp

    45acp Member

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    Jt183 did u use the browning scope rings?
     
  7. jt183

    jt183 Well-Known Member

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    I used Leupold STD 2-piece base w/ Leupold 30 mm High rings. It leaves a little more than 1/8" clearance between barrell and bottom of scope.

    I don't think that the 5-25 would be overkill for your rifle. The Rapid Z reticle is similar to the Varmint Hunter reticle in the Leupold and I'm sure it would be great for what you are wanting to do.
     
  8. jt183

    jt183 Well-Known Member

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    Here's a picture of what my X-Bolt looks like w/ the Leupold and a few unlucky coyotes. fall 2012 075.jpg
     
  9. 45acp

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    Thanks again for the info. Thats a good looking setup u got jt183. I think im gonna bite the bullet and purchase the 5-25 Ziess with varmint reticle.
     
  10. 45acp

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    I recieved my Zeiss hd5 5-25x50 scope today. Having the rings hand lapped hopefully this weekend by a friend of mine. Anxious to get out to the range and try this setup out.
     
  11. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely love the browning x bolt. It is an awesome and accurate factory rifle. I Havnt shot one that wasn't accurate.