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I have a 243 that I want to use for coyote hunting. My budget is 500$ and want to take low light conditions into consideration.


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I'd recommend checking out SWFA's much vaunted Sample List. I like my Leupold VX-R 3-9x for my "truck gun". 
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Yes I know this is more money.  This is what I use and I love it.

SPL21688Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point Rifle Scope DEMO-A
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$799.95
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SPL21707Zeiss 3-9x42 Terra Rifle Scope DEMO-A
Click to view5227019920, Matte, Plex, 1"
$299.95
SPL22032Zeiss 3-9x50 Conquest Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view5214809904, Matte, #4, 1"
$399.95
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At what range are you shooting coyotes? I love 243, it has some legs, it would help to know ranges to better recommend an optic.
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Jeff since he is concerned about low light conditions Im thinking 0 to 200 yds. 
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Leupold 2-7x33 VX-R 30mm RiflescopeLeupold 2-7x33 VX-R 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - LEU110685
  • Matte
  • FireDot 4
  • 30mm
  • 1-Button Illumination
  • Vibration Sensor
  • Index Matched Lens Coatings
  • Lead-Free Edge-Blackened Lenses
$499.95
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I like low light capabilities too, but I also shoot yotes in daylight, and further away.
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That Zeiss 3-9x42 Terra is a great deal. 9x Should be enough magnification. Zeiss's clear glass with a 42mm objective should capture a fair bit of light as well.
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