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I was wondering if anyone has any strong suggestions for a scope for a Rem 700 SPS Tac - mostly for 200yd target shooting but might want to take it out for coyote sometime. Guys at the local gun store swear up and down on Nikon - ProStaff or Monarch. I was looking at the Super Sniper and asked them about it and were against it, but neither of them had ever looked through it. Super Sniper vs. Nikon? Any other major players in the $250-$400 price range I should consider? Thanks in advance for your time.

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i dont recommend a fixed 10x for coyote hunting unless you hunt with a couple of other people, the bushnell elite 4200 is a good choice and at $250 for a 3x9 its a steel. nikons are great too, i own two monarchs and a buckmaster and have owned two other buckmasters in my day, and they work great too but the 4200 is better
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Well the coyote hunting is second priority to range shooting, if coyote hunting werent on the menu, then would your suggestion differ? Would the Super Sniper then become a viable option? Thanks.
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yes most definetly the 10x or even the 16x would be great for 200yd shooting

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4200 Elite 2.5-10 ..cover both bases and stay in budget
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Anyone have any expierience with the Burris Sig Selects or Nikon Team Primos? Any other scope suggestions in that price range or am I pretty much only wanting to think about Nikon Monarch, Bushnell 4200, and Super Sniper 10x42 or 16x42? Thanks again for your time.
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Nikon Team Priimos with the BDC is essentially a previous generation Monarch ..Good scope, rough customer service should there be an issue. I haven't any experience with the Burris Signature series, but some members speak highly of it. Super Snipers are a great value in a fixed power scope.
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I think its more important to set-up your rig for what you WILL use it for..... as opposed to what you MIGHT use it for!   Go with the SS in either 10x or 16X.  Try to find them and look thru them at 200 yds and then make your decision.  If down the road you DO take it out on a coyote, then you could install some Quick Release rings so you could easily switch from one scope to the other without any issues!
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Originally posted by dbthirty dbthirty wrote:

Anyone have any expierience with the Burris Sig Selects or Nikon Team Primos? Any other scope suggestions in that price range or am I pretty much only wanting to think about Nikon Monarch, Bushnell 4200, and Super Sniper 10x42 or 16x42? Thanks again for your time.
I have a pair of Nikon 3-9x40 Team Primos, a Nikon 2-8x32 Monarch, and a Burris Signature Select in 3-10x40. All of these are fixed focus scopes which is the way to go when you need to get off a quick shot. Because they are fixed focus as apposed to side focus or adjustable abjective (front focus) they have a softer image - but again they get on target faster because you aren't fidling with a focus knob or ring. Of mine the little 2-8 is a wee bit sharper than the others and the Burris has the softest focus but all are exceptional for what they are... Medium power variable hunting scopes.

For a target scope I'd be looking at something in the 3-12 or 4-16x range and with either side focus or an adjustable objective to clean up the image and to dial out parallax errors at high magnifications. I have a Bushnell Elite 4200 in 6-24x50 on my Tikka T3 Varmint target/varmint rifle but it's probably overkill and for sure waaaaay over your budget. For 200yds a Bushnell Elite 4200 in 4-16x40 would be an awesome scope, so would the Nikon Monarch in 4-16x42. Both are bumping up against your budget limits though. A small step down in low light performance but still very good scopes would be Weaver's Classic V-Series scopes. I hear good things about the V16 and I keep a V24 on a tack driving 22 target rifle. 
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the primos is the old monarch ucc, but it only comes in 3x9.
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For predominately target shooting. Super Sniper 10X is a great choice. If you want something variable then the Millett TRS-1 is a good choice. If you will be doing some varmint hunting with it as well, then also look at the Mueller, and Swift lines that have mildot reticles. Use a good base and good rings.
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