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Old June 9, 2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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Scope for AR-15 coyotes

What would be a good scope mounted on an AR-15 for coyote hunting?
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Old June 9, 2009, 08:09 PM   #2
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Old June 9, 2009, 10:36 PM   #3
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Nikon makes a 3x9x40 and a 4.5x14x40 "coyote" camo scope with a "predator" BDC (bullet drop compensator). They are available on ebay for about $130 which is 1/2 of retail at $279 for the 3x9x40. Available in Mossy Oak and Advantage Max-1 camos. The matching scope rings are available at for $50 delivered. I have a few other Nikon scopes and realy like the light and glass.
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Old June 10, 2009, 07:29 AM   #4
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If you have the $$ -- the Leupold Mark 4 MR/T 2.5-8x scopes were built around use on an AR. They are very nice scopes! I own an illuminated TMR model and would buy it again in a heartbeat. That being said...

A lot of people simply don't have the $1000+ to spend on optics. A lot of companies are making "tactical" models now for use on ARs. They are usually loaded with some nice features. Check out Burris -- they make nice scopes too!
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Old June 13, 2009, 02:30 PM   #5
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Check out the forum. That said, I'd look at a ziess conquest 3-9x on a Larue Tactical extended mount.
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Old June 13, 2009, 02:43 PM   #6
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What is your budget?
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Old June 14, 2009, 05:12 PM   #7
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Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9x40 in mounts of your choice. I put mine in Burris Signature Zee rings and mounted it to a YHM rail. No problems/regrets at all. Excellent value on an under-rated optic.
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Old June 14, 2009, 11:10 PM   #8
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I have a 2.5x16x50MM on my RRAs Coyote model 20" BBL Larue mounts. I guess its ok a little on the heavy side. On 2.5 I could shoot stuff at 10 yds.
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Old June 15, 2009, 07:07 AM   #9
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I have found the Weaver Extreme scopes on sale at Natchez's are a great deal for around $300ish. I have the 2.5 x 10 x 50, illum rec. and it's glass is on par with my vx-lll.
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Old July 7, 2009, 07:09 PM   #10
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My Stag Arms 4L wears a Leupold 6x36 scope. That is a really good scope and it is great in low light. It sells for about $270. Have killed a lot of coyotes with that gun.
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Old July 9, 2009, 07:17 PM   #11
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Old July 11, 2009, 01:17 PM   #12
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I use my Leupold Mark 4 CQT. It works great for anything under 300yds.
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Old July 29, 2009, 04:23 PM   #13
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Since the Nikon Coyote Special has already been memtioned I though I would show the 4.5-14 one I have on my Remington R15 VTR. I am quite happy with it and it would be a good scope for Varmints since thats what it's made for. The BDC Recticle is set up specifically fo the .223 and .22-250 cartridges.

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Straight 6X lupey w/ Fine Duplex . Gathers good light and keeps weight down , cheap enough ya dont mind painting it .
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