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Location: Idaho
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What model/power scopes do you all use?

I have just gotten into coyote hunting and have set up my .270 with a 6-18X50 simmons pro50 scope. It works fine but I was wondering how much a difference a top end scope like a leopold or burris would make.

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Location: Alabama
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What model/power scopes do you all use?

I use a Leupold VX-III 3.5-10 x 50 on my Browning A-Bolt .270 . I love it shoots great. My dad has a Swarovski on his A-Bolt; it can pickup a few more minutes of light which in some cases makes all the difference, but in my position at the time I couldn't justify spending 2-3 times the cost of the rifle on my scope.

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Location: Western Canada
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What model/power scopes do you all use?

On my yote hammer i use a bushnell banner 4-12X. It's a cheapie but it shoots fine and a good match for my 7400. Really the only difference between scopes is how well the glass is ground, the quality and design of the elevation and horizontal mech to move the cross hair lens and the manufacturers name. I think the third being the biggest reason for scope price....

Most cheapie scopes now a days are fully multi coated.

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Location: ND, AZ
Joined: 10/27/2005
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What model/power scopes do you all use?

i like to use my Tasco 2.5x10... it is a great scope and has great under low light situations late in the day. but my question to you is, what are you doing using a .270 for yotes? thats huge. i think you might want to look into a smaller caliber that is faster and does less damage. just my suggestion.

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Location: Middle Tennessee
Joined: 08/25/2005
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What model/power scopes do you all use?

The higher power the better with predators. You could get some long shots and with the more popular .223, 25-06, and .243 you can shoot a long ways.

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Location: Nova Scotia
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What model/power scopes do you all use?

I use a rem 700 in .220 swift with a Leupold Vari-x iii 3.5-10x40. It is a sweet rifle for coyotes.

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Location: Winnipeg,MB
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What model/power scopes do you all use?

For coyotes I rarely use a scope probaly cause I dont have a rifle with a scope, I have about a 40 year old bolt action savage 30-30. It actualy works great wtih hunting.

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Location: Florida
Joined: 08/02/2005
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coyote tool

Can anyone beat my coyote tool for under a grand $$$ ? A stainless Remington VSSF (Varmint Stainless Synthetic Fluted) in .25-06 Rem with a 6-18 Redfield and a harris bipod. I wish I had some pictures to share of the red mist.

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Location: Antelope, Ore
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What model/power scopes do you all use?

I just got a rifle for coyote's last year, 700 ADL Remington in 243 win, doesn't shoot very good. Anyway,I put a 3 x 9 Nikon on it. It work's farther than I ought to be shooting.

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Location: Idaho
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What model/power scopes do you all use?

I have a 6-24 tasco target/varmint. Never been off, great groups, sweeet price. I usually call with it on low power because if one shows up close all of the sudden, it may be hard to take a quick shot on 24 power. I believe the price you pay is for how pretty you want that critter to look through your scope, but when the smoke clears it all looks the same dead on the earth, huh? Tasco may not be the best brand, but your nikon should do all you want. I wouldn't swap for Leupold or Burris, wast of money if you ask me.
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What model/power scopes do you all use?

.270 WCF Winchester Model 70 Featherweight I use a 2-7X33 Leupold Rifleman scope.

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