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Offline notsams

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scope question and experiment
« on: November 25, 2018, 03:58:07 PM »
  I drive around in the mornings looking for Coyotes to shoot during the winter. I use a .243 win with 55 gr bullets at 4150 fps as my close range gun. Any Coyote under 500 yards I grab for the .243. For Coyotes over 500 yards I want too use my 22-250 AI with 80 gr bullets. I'm thinking of buying a rifle scope with a reticle with 4 or 5 aiming points for shooting different distances. "a ballistic reticle" is normally sighted in a 100 yards but I would zero the rifle at 500 yards and then shoot the other aiming points to see "where" they are dead on. With a cheat sheet taped to the stock it might be a quick way to get accurate shots on Coyotes that think they are safe in the middle of a section. My other option is to have a custom dial made for the rifle.     ANY thoughts.

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Re: scope question and experiment
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2018, 06:47:16 PM »
ATN makes 2 range finders one for 1000 yards an another 1500 for fifteen yards and has a phone app that will tell you how many clicks  ( 1/4moe or 1/10 mil ) to take you to zero with 100 yard zero for the round . It has a ballistic calculator built into the app .  ##$%#1118 
It will also tell windage clicks if you know the wind speed .
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Re: scope question and experiment
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2018, 06:57:45 PM »
Notsams, I am only speculating here as I don't normally do any shooting beyond 200 yds, but would have a dope sheet pasted to the stock or on an armband, a custom turret for your rifle & ammo, and a good rangefinder.  Bullet drop is pretty significant out at those ranges, so to me the guesswork of picking the right aimpoint when the yote is between a couple reticles (and you know they'll always be in the middle range somewhere) seems problematic for something with that small of a vital area.  Dialing it in with a custom turret seems like a better solution if they're not moving too fast.  I'll yield the floor though to those guys on here who make those shots regularly.
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Re: scope question and experiment
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2018, 07:06:19 PM »
Mad  I agree with you. The custom dials have worked well for me, but I'm always interested in trying something new if it will help me shoot better on game.

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Re: scope question and experiment
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2018, 09:01:56 PM »
a client of mine swears by his burris. it auto automatically adjusts for distance. it might be worth a look
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Re: scope question and experiment
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 07:14:19 PM »
Yari  I have looked at the Burris and the reviews are really good. I have handled them and I know someone that has one but I just cant get excited about it. I agree with you though it probably would work good for a pickup gun. Thanks

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Re: scope question and experiment
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2018, 09:31:32 PM »
Yari  I have looked at the Burris and the reviews are really good. I have handled them and I know someone that has one but I just cant get excited about it. I agree with you though it probably would work good for a pickup gun. Thanks

I haven't handled one yet. it looks very functional but clumsy. I just wonder about the bulk. my client used his on an elk hunt and had no issues w/ bulk though.

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Re: scope question and experiment
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2019, 05:42:38 AM »
Burris once had sort of bad customer service, but since ATK bought them it has all changed, I own about 3 or 4 Burris scope and every time that I would call and talk to them they would always be short with me.....now it is totally different with the same folks....don't know what happen but they are now a good quality scope that I would be glad to put on any of my rifles....

Forgot to mention that I have mounted one of their FastFire II on my Kel-Tec PMR-30.....not crazy about it but it works....

There Veracity line is my favorite and the Fullfield is the second, I own one Veracity and three Fullfield II scopes....in the early days, just hated dealing with them.....



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Re: scope question and experiment
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2019, 07:51:32 PM »
Coming in the Very Near Future - Leupold Freedom vs Vortex Diamondback.....

I order some cleaning stuff for the Mrs, so sort of Pledge Floor Clean and Shine so I got her a lifetime supply of them...while I was on Amazon, bought a Leupold Freedom series scope it was a 3-9X x 50mm. The biggest Leupold Objective that I own is a 45mm yes, I said 45mm, several 42 and 44mm and many, many 40mm....A half a day later was on Gunbroker and was bidding on a Leupold Freedom 3-9X x 40mm for $50 bucks, got work that they were some Chinese Knockoffs and I was hoping that I was outbid, and I was so by the end of the day, I had ordered from Midway USA a Vortex Diamondback 4-12X x 40mm....both scopes were $200 each....so I will see when they come in a side by side comparison, not mounted or range texted however.....more later....
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