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Well the title just about says it all, was wondering max distance on small game size targets....ect.
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I like ACOG and Accupoints for that application.
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Max distance depends on the model of scope The 5-20x50 Accupoint on a varmit caliber should take you to 600 yds possibly more depends on the shooter the ammo the rifle the wind the ---- well you get the idea.  As for the ACOG many models have hold over marks and with practice you should be deadly a long way off.  Most of the shots I take are set up to be in the 100 to 200 yd distance but so long as you know the balistics you can work well past that especially on scopes where you can dial in correction.  I am really quite pleased with the 1-4 accupoint on this bolt gun for a coyote rifle.
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Originally posted by Littleboy87 Littleboy87 wrote:

Well the title just about says it all, was wondering max distance on small game size targets....ect.

Which ACOG? there is a bunch of them
What is the target size you have in mind?  

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ACOGs don't make a great varmint scopes IMO, they will work, but definitely not the best option.  I had a 3x for a while, shot a bunch of rabbits and a couple yotes with it.   

I have several scopes on ARs that have a 4x top end and I use them for small game all the time.  100 to 200 yards they work pretty well, beyond that I always wish I had a little more.

But a lot of it will depend upon the size of the game and the distance you want to shoot.  Shoot p-dogs at 300 and 400 yards with a 4x ACOG would probably be pretty challenging.  But 100 to 200 yards definitely doable. 
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Iv'e had a 3.5 ACOG thought it was a great scope but I also needed a little more mag.I wound up getting an IOR 1.5-8x26[new model with the illum on the side]It has a similar ret. to the ACOG,Schott glass & a 35 mm tube that comes with IOR rings.All I can tell you is that it's an excellent product.SWFA sells it for about the same price as the ACOG !
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I guess when I'm thinking varmits I think coyotes and coon size animals if it was prairie dogs more scope would definately be a plus.
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They would be about yote and coon size targets mabey a praire dog now and then. I will be hunting in wide open river bottems so max shots would be around 600 to 650yards

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The idea of striking a football size target at varying distances out to 650 yds puts us into an entirely different category of optic.  The Trijicon Accupoint 5-20x50 has only 50 moa of internal adjustment so a plus 20 moa base or less would be desirable.  I would also take a hard look at the SS 5-20x50
Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope Red Triangle Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR23R
  • Matte
  • Red Triangle
  • 30mm
  • Free Sun Shade w/ Purchase
$1,082.95 
SWFA SS 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SSHD520X50MQ
  • Patented First Focal Plane Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • HD Model
  • Locking Ocular Adjustment
  • 0.1 Mrad Elevation & Windage
  • 10 Mils Per Revolution
  • 30 Mils Of Total Travel
  • Side Focus
$1,299.95 
SWFA SS 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope Illuminated Mil Quad SWFA SS 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SSHD520X50MQI
  • Patented First Focal Plane Illuminated Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • HD Model
  • Locking Ocular Adjustment
  • 0.1 Mrad Elevation & Windage
  • 10 Mils Per Revolution
  • 30 Mils Of Total Travel
  • Side Focus
$1,499.95 
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The alternative is multiple optics in quick release mounts like shown here. That way you could use something like a Super Sniper fixed 16x42 for long range and run an ACOG the rest of the time.
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This scope would not have the same high magnification but would also be quite capable of effective hits at 650 yds.   Really hard to beat this one for the price.  I have one of these on my bench right now waiting for the scope base to come in. Thunbs Up
SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
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  • OK for .50 cal
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    If i were to get a Larue mount and take a scope off and put it back on would it still be sighted in?
Tanks for all the helpful replies, i think i might be getting a new SWFA scope.Big Grin
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

The idea of striking a football size target at varying distances out to 650 yds puts us into an entirely different category of optic.  The Trijicon Accupoint 5-20x50 has only 50 moa of internal adjustment so a plus 20 moa base or less would be desirable.  I would also take a hard look at the SS 5-20x50
Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope Red Triangle Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR23R
  • Matte
  • Red Triangle
  • 30mm
  • Free Sun Shade w/ Purchase
$1,082.95 
SWFA SS 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SSHD520X50MQ
  • Patented First Focal Plane Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • HD Model
  • Locking Ocular Adjustment
  • 0.1 Mrad Elevation & Windage
  • 10 Mils Per Revolution
  • 30 Mils Of Total Travel
  • Side Focus
$1,299.95 
SWFA SS 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope Illuminated Mil Quad SWFA SS 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SSHD520X50MQI
  • Patented First Focal Plane Illuminated Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • HD Model
  • Locking Ocular Adjustment
  • 0.1 Mrad Elevation & Windage
  • 10 Mils Per Revolution
  • 30 Mils Of Total Travel
  • Side Focus
$1,499.95 



I wouldn't want the swfa's with ffp for small(p-dog size) game. Those things get pretty small at 4-500 yds, don't want a reticle blocking your target.
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Take a look @ Minox Z5 30mm 6-30x56.These are offered with 3 different ret for P dogs....SWFA  $828.95
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Forgot to mention you should use a 20*moa rail as the Minox is only a total 40 moa elevation. The 4-20x50 Z5 has a total of 80 MOA elevation,might be a better scope.
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