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Old 02-22-2013, 10:58 AM
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Default Scope for Coyote/Range?

I just picked up a Mossberg MVP Predator (20" bbl, 5.56 NATO), and am looking to get a scope on it, with my budget being around $600.

The main uses would be for coyote hunting out to 300-400m, but will also be taking it to the range quite a bit for target shooting out to 500m or so.

My initial thought would be the Leupold VX-R 3-9x40mm with ballistic FireDot reticle (or possibly the 4-12x40mm version). Do you guys think this would be suitable for the uses described above? Any other scopes/specifications I should consider?

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Old 02-22-2013, 1:49 PM
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Yep, good choice IMHO
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Perfect. I have had good shooting with Nikon as well,the only other scopes I have besides Leupold
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Thanks for the input/validation so far. So, between a 3-9x40mm and a 4-12x50mm, you think a 3-9x40mm would be fine for the ranges that I specified above? I'm hoping so, as I want to keep the size/weight down.

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Yes, you will find having 3x at the low end handier for close in and 9x is plenty for the ranges you will be shooting at.
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Get a PA or Nikon low power scope
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Old 02-23-2013, 9:07 AM
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Get a PA or Nikon low power scope
By "low power," I assume you mean something like a 1x or 2x fixed power scope? What is the rationale for going with such a low magnification given the intended use that I described? (I'm here to learn, so some details may help me understand better why this would be a good choice.)
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You will be best served for hunting with a 3-9x or the 4-12x rather than a LPV (Low Powered Variable) like a 1-4 or 2-7x. The 3x end will work fine for under 100 yards and the 9x end will get you out to 350-400 yards just fine.

IMHO, a 4-12x is just a bit over-powered for this task on an AR, but if you shoot at 400+ much then it will help you with target detail.
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https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_...pa4-14xffp.htm

These are great! You can hunt and target

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Just bought vxii 4-12 Leupold for my old HBAR . I've shot hundreds of squirrels with this gun useing 3-9's & 6-20's as the day got warm I turned the scope down to around 12 to escape the mirage, 9 wasn't enough for them over 100yrds. The old hunting scopes were fixed 4's for running big game. I avoid exposed adjustment knobs because I missed a shot with 3 squirrels end to end when my jacket brushed my elevation knob & I shot over them! Damn no bragging rights there LOL.
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Maybe look at the swfa ssn line.
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Have u hunted those ranges before?

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These just came in

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=729457

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I would recommend looking at:

Leupod VXR Patrol
http://www.cstactical.com/optics/rif...-r-vx-r-patrol

Vortex PST
http://www.cstactical.com/optics/rif...per-pst-series

Vortex HS
http://www.cstactical.com/optics/rif...iper-hs-series

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Check out the ACSS reticule average coyote is 18" hip to shoulder so you can range them and engage them instantly.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=729464

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Do not over look the Leupold VX-R 2-7x33. I use this one for coyote hunting. 2 power gives you a great field of view especially on those quick shots. Try not to use to much glass if your hunting with it. Most coyotes and deer I've taken the scope was set at the lowest power. Now ground squirrels at 300 yards needs a different approach.
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Nikon Monarch 4-16x50 runs about $500. It's a great all around scope.

http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-4-16x50S...+monarch+scope

I've got a Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40 that I love. It's a step down from the Monarch, but still a great scope. It'll run you about $300.

http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Buckmast...x40+riflescope
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I have the Nikon Monarch 2-8 on my coyo AR, love it. Great at the range and hunting, pretty light too.
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Default fire dot?

I had your choice a year ago, I purchased a accupoint3x9 with illuminated dot crosshair, the dot was big while on 9 power on 12" targets at 400 yds it covered about eight inches of the target, so I sold it and got a weaver 3x10 with standard duplex. The fine inner crosshairs did not obstruct view of small targets at 400. The illumination for maybe another 5 minutes of shooting at sun up and sun down is not missed, but I have enjoyed the ability to better see my targets at long ranges. The thicker part of the duplex really helps in low light, I also have a ziess conquest that is on par or slightly better than the weaver grand slam due to better eye relief and slightly beter duplex thickness on outer portion and thinner inner portion for extra long ranges. The new weaver grand slams are 3x12, that with a duplex reticle would be a great set up for you, well under your price
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I have to second the 6x from primary arms. I have one on my AR and I put one on my sons Savage Axis. I h e been very happy with the 6x in the field. I have already taken two coyotes with it. One to check the lead dots so I got him on the run at about 40 yards so as you can tell it has a great field of view! The other was at 100 yards checked up. My son hasn't got on any yotes with his yet but did smoke a jack rabbit at about 100 yards. On the range this scope is ridiculous! I watch all these guys turning turrets and messing with ballistic calculators. All I have to do is aim and shoot and I am tearing up steel from 100 out to 600 all day without a single adjustment!! Dial it in at 100 yards and your good to go! The range estimation on the BDC is based on 18" and as Dimitri stated thats the average length, shoulder to hip. I have checked it common dogs and have found that you can get a good idea of how far they are but I have yet to check it with a shot

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I am just finishing a 6.8 build. Just waiting on Palmetto's laggin *** to get me my LPK

Here is a pic of my mostly built mock up with my new scope

This rifle will be my go to hog, antelope, deer rifle and intended use is about 50-500yds

the scope is a Trijicon 2.5-10x -56mm accupoint with a green mil-dot reticle.

I got this scope as it has the same sight plane as my other AR's and I use the standard PEPR mount with QR.
The large bell is just a touch heavier than a 40mm objective scope that so many others are using, and gives much more light - which means earlier starts and later ends to the hunting days.
I don't know about you, but dawn and dusk have been my best hunting hours ...

At any rate, the glass is clear, no batteries needed (this makes weight less and no failures)

I got the scope for $799 and change and the mount was only $90

Just another option for ya.

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