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Old May 6, 2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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Favorite Scope for Long Distance Varminting?

That's the question. We're talking 250 - 300 yards.
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Old May 6, 2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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Best caliber for reliable accuracy and punch at that distance would be .204 Ruger....available in bolt guns or Les Baer AR
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Old May 6, 2008, 09:56 PM   #3
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I used to long for the high dollar scopes- but the money gods haven't exactly smiled on me or others in my line of work. But, I did manage to stumble across the "Long Look Utopia". Mueller makes a freakin outstanding 8.5x25-44.

Seriously- it really IS a great scope and you get a whole lot more than what you pay for. I don't know what your financial state is- if you can afford the high dollar jobs, go for it. But, if you want a $500 scope, then check out the Mueller for the $160 ballpark.
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Old May 7, 2008, 05:12 AM   #4
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After trying lots of different powered scopes for long range Chuck hunting over the years, I decided that the highest power that was useable during all times of the day was 14 power. With mirage during mid day, anything over 14X was unuseable.
So, a variable with power range up to 14x would be best, or a straight 14x if someone made one.

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Old May 7, 2008, 07:05 PM   #5
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fwiw I have a 3.5-10x50 Monarch sittin' atop a 25-06. Shoots well beyond 400yds, I just wish I could!
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