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Hello All,

I am new to the forum.  I recently bought a RRA, ar-15, .223 with a 20", 1/8 twist barrel.  I need to put a scope on it.  This weapon will be used mostly for coyote hunting.  My budget for the scope is no more than $450.00.  I am wondering if the Millet or the super-sniper scopes are any good for this application or would I regret the purchase.
I would greatly appreciate any guidance in with this matter.
 
Thanks to all for your assistance.
Steve
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If you are looking at fixed power, Super Sniper 10x would be an outstanding choice for 'yotes.  The SS 10x would REALLY, I think, serve you well.  If you want a variable, I believe the Millet TRS-1 would be a very good choice.  I've used one on 30-06 and it performed very well.  

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Thank you for you reply "kick boxer".

What are your thoughts on the Supersniper - ss 20x?
I tend to like to see the Knat on the yotes *&&. 
 
Thanks Again for your thoughts.
Steve
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Originally posted by shooter5 shooter5 wrote:

Thank you for you reply "kick boxer".

What are your thoughts on the Supersniper - ss 20x?
I tend to like to see the Knat on the yotes *&&. 
 
Thanks Again for your thoughts.
Steve


Steve,
Although the 20X is a good scope in it's own right, the low light capabilities of it is limited due to the little over 2mm of exit pupil. I would go with the 10X or a variable, I can't recommend the Millet. The only one I've had was a POS.   
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Originally posted by shooter5 shooter5 wrote:

Thank you for you reply "kick boxer".

What are your thoughts on the Supersniper - ss 20x?
I tend to like to see the Knat on the yotes *&&. 
 
Thanks Again for your thoughts.
Steve
 
Agree that the low light capabilities of the 20x leave a little to be desired, but depends on when/where you are shooting. The 20x SS would be good  under the right conditions.  As for the Millet, I have not owned one, have not put one through any kind of real regimen, so will have to defer to Steelbenz who has owned one.  I mounted one on a 30-06 for a few days, the guy who has it has it on a 30-06, but he is not a heavy shooter.  Sights in for deer season, shoots a few deer with it.  He has several rifles, so it is not in constant use.  I cannot speak to durability or reliability.  Only that for my limited use, it was good.  I like the reticle. 
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Hello All,

Thanks  for your thoughts.
 
Steve
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I prefer a variable for yotes. Running or the quick close shot is more difficult with to high a power.The RRA is a very good weapon. I have a 2.5-10 X42 BCD would be a very good choice from the sample list. for this rifle. at $299. At the lower power it is very good low light. and the BCD will give you quick range adjustment for a fast yote.
9372 Nikon 2.5-10x42 Monarch 8411, Matte finish, BDC reticle, 1" tube, fast focus eye piece, finger adjustable windage and elevation, factory reconditioned. $460.00 $299.95
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I really think that 6x is as  much as you can use and get on target with coyotes. This should be a really bright scope in low light and for a traditional optic it should be a winner. If you were willing to spend more money I would say go to a Trijicon Accupoint with illuminated reticle.
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I totally agree on the variable for yotes.  The one I killed this year was at 10 yards.  That would have been about impossible with a 10x.  The last 2 I called in were at 40 yards.  Yes you can snipe them from far distances, but sometimes you can have them too close for a 10x.

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