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#1930879 - 06/07/11 05:10 PM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: pukindog]
TnTnTn Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 1054
Loc: Middle TN
I like the 2x7 also. They are smaller and handier and less expensive too. I have never lost one/missed a shot because the power was set too low, but I have missed some where I thought the power was set too high. I usually carry mine on 3-4x and use the higher power for fine hold at the sighting in bench. TTT

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#1930899 - 06/07/11 05:46 PM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: Evil_Lurker]
shanedogg Offline
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Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 1593
Loc: arizona
2-8x,3-9x on a 16".....if i had a 18,20,or 24" i'd put 18x to 20x....
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#1931323 - 06/08/11 10:51 AM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: shanedogg]
ShadowFox32 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 138
Loc: Arkansas
Its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it....... 3-9 or 4-12 should cover every thing
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#1931346 - 06/08/11 11:29 AM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: TnTnTn]
pukindog Offline
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Registered: 01/07/08
Posts: 498
Loc: TN
Originally Posted By: TnTnTn
I like the 2x7 also. They are smaller and handier and less expensive too. I have never lost one/missed a shot because the power was set too low, but I have missed some where I thought the power was set too high. I usually carry mine on 3-4x and use the higher power for fine hold at the sighting in bench. TTT


I have ordered a Redfield 2-7x to try out. I like the idea of the 1-4x and have mounted one on the gun, but I am thinking the 2-7x will give me just about everything (concerning magnification) that the 1-4x will, plus a little more. As much as I hate to say it, at 46 my eyes are not what they used to be.

The main reason I am not leaning toward something more powerful is the weight and size of a bigger scope, and the somewhat limited ranges at which I would be hunting.

I appreciate everyone's input on this. This has been an interesting discussion. Thank you all.
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#2162907 - 02/24/12 08:33 PM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: pukindog]
willie1952 Offline
New Member

Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 8
Loc: IL
I am new to this coyote hunting , an just want you guys to know I really enjoy reading you opions an knowledge on eveything. THANKS

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#2162968 - 02/24/12 09:39 PM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: willie1952]
ole_270 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 10/06/03
Posts: 380
Loc: SE Kansas
I like the lower powers for a calling rifle. Anything that turns down to 3-4 or so will do. On some of the closer shots even that is pretty high. What's close? Well late in December due to a comedy of errors, I had a bobcat standing between my outstretched feet. Didn't really want to shoot that close to my own body parts!
My new RRA Coyote Rifle wears a VXIII 2.5-8X36. Seems to fit the my needs fairly well.


Edited by ole_270 (02/24/12 09:41 PM)

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#2163017 - 02/24/12 10:30 PM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: scotts94_z28]
whitedogone Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/15/03
Posts: 475
Loc: IL
Anything 2x on the lower end. Don't care a lot about the upper end. WDO

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#2163233 - 02/25/12 07:44 AM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: whitedogone]
tactical assault Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 1274
Loc: Ohio
Normally I shoot 300 yards and under hunting yotes. Got a 1-4 leupold on my hunting rig.
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#2163330 - 02/25/12 10:49 AM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: tactical assault]
Coyotejunki Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 04/03/04
Posts: 4812
Loc: MO
I have a Leupold straight 6x on one and love it
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#2163815 - 02/25/12 06:56 PM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: Coyotejunki]
6724 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 2856
Loc: colorado
i guess i must not know what i am doing. i run a fixed 12x. but dont tell the 200 or so coyotes i have killed. 12 so far this year, 25 last year, 39 before that and 21 the year before that.

i have only had 3 or 4 in the last 3 years that i couldnt get in the scope.

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#2163872 - 02/25/12 07:40 PM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: 6724]
Coyotejunki Offline
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Registered: 04/03/04
Posts: 4812
Loc: MO
Originally Posted By: 6724
i guess i must not know what i am doing. i run a fixed 12x. but dont tell the 200 or so coyotes i have killed. 12 so far this year, 25 last year, 39 before that and 21 the year before that.

i have only had 3 or 4 in the last 3 years that i couldnt get in the scope.


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#2163906 - 02/25/12 08:06 PM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: Coyotejunki]
MPFD Offline
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Registered: 01/31/07
Posts: 5123
Loc: Kansas
I switched my 16" 6x45 to a Weaver V3 with a Burris PEPR, and I was amazed how close it was to being zero'd right out of the box. I shot it at 25 yards and it was a perfect 2" low straight dow from center X. Stepped it out to 100 with out making any changes and it was about an inch low, 2" right of being dead center. I made a correction twice more and and shot a 3 shoot group that was right at an inch. I felt like this is pretty good for my first time out shooting at 100 yard with a 3x. Not to mention I had a 19 MPH wind holding slightly over 1/4 value.

SD Grendel in background has a Nikon Prostaff 4-12 Mil-dot in a RRA cantilever.
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#2163927 - 02/25/12 08:25 PM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: MPFD]
Swandog Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 03/02/11
Posts: 304
Loc: Cheboygan Co. MI
I hunt northern Michigan hardwoods with some fields. When I call in the deep woods I use a Vortex SPARC with a small 2MOA red dot on my AR15 .223 which offers 2 eyes open fast shooting.

When I hunt the wider open spaces with my Howa 1500 I use a Buckmaster 4.5x14 and it doubles as a great target scope.

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#2164225 - 02/26/12 07:25 AM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: 6724]
northernyotehunter Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 15
Loc: sw mn
i run a 4x16x50 i think its a little big i keep it at about 5x most times

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#2164420 - 02/26/12 11:23 AM Re: Favorite power scope for coyote hunting AR? [Re: 6724]
KTM300 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 09/25/10
Posts: 234
Loc: Idaho
I like my Redfield 2-7 it fits my 16 inch perfect, its light, clear, and hold zero great. handy.

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