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Pleas read my PM just sent to you(prior to reading your last post)... I think it will explain my thinking(as muddled as it may be) .  If I wanted a cheap $ scope I would have already pulled the trigger by now... I seriously value you input and don't dismiss it or take it lightly.

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You received some great advice here from 338 and Jon.  

I suggest you get either 6x42 or 10x42 SS with Mil-Quad reticle.  That will give you the most precision for your holdovers.

Print out Jon's post that shows the holds in mils and keep it with you.

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I took the plunge today and ordered the 10X42MQ from SWFA... Looking forward to setting it up next week, weather permitting,

Thanks to everyone who responded to my quest for a top rate squirrel getter... I'm thinking the little critters should be proud to be harvested with a CZ topped with the SS...

Again, I am very grateful for the timely responses I received.

Kindest regards,

TheMooseExcellent
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Now when you have had your harvest.

Please report back to us and brag a little.
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Christmas came either a little late or way early this year... I got my SS10X42 and the BKL 30mm rings in yesterday and mounted them up last night... went to the range today and while not squirrel hunting, I know that I'm really going to like that scope!  I centered it up on the indoor range and went outside (15-17F) with a little crosswind... surprisingly the range was a little busy so I couldn't shoot in the 10yd increments that I wanted to... but instead I zeroed in on 50 yds and reset the turrents to zero and shot 100 yds... no problem seeing the 22's impact with the scope... I love the milqad increments and it is very nice not to guestimate " is that  1" or 1 3/4"?"... sure makes shooting at different ranges easier... weather forecast is calling for warmer weather next week... so I can get some more range time in...

Thanks again to all for helping nudge(with some force, maybe) to the SWFA scope...  The only thing I think that will take some getting used to is the rear focus instead of AO.

Again, many thanks,

TheMoose
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TheMoose;
 
I too have experience from before the 50's.  I also have some CZ452's.  One of which is my primary squirrel hunting gun.  However, my targets are ground squirrels, not tree squirrels.  Nonetheless, the 452 wears a Nikon Monarch 3.3-10X A/O mil-dot.  Which is no longer available more's the pity.  The other one I own sits on a small-bore bolt gun that I use when ranges exceed what the 452 is capable of.
 
To the point:  When we're in high season, on a good day, it's possible to fling a brick at the little buggers.  Which is to say I've got some experience using the reticle.  To the point that it's about all I buy anymore, even for my big game guns, which wear Zeiss 3.5-10X scopes with the Zeiss #43 mil-dot reticle.  Once you use a mil-dot enough, it's a no-brainer.  It's like this;  First time you played baseball, you had to think about everything that came at you.  Didn't take long though for you to be able to think about what you were gonna do with the ball after you caught it before you had it in the mitt.  I've gotta admit though that these days, finding enough ammo to learn may be more of a problem.
 
Luck to you.
 
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Originally posted by themoose themoose wrote:

Christmas came either a little late or way early this year... I got my SS10X42 and the BKL 30mm rings in yesterday and mounted them up last night... went to the range today and while not squirrel hunting, I know that I'm really going to like that scope!  I centered it up on the indoor range and went outside (15-17F) with a little crosswind... surprisingly the range was a little busy so I couldn't shoot in the 10yd increments that I wanted to... but instead I zeroed in on 50 yds and reset the turrents to zero and shot 100 yds... no problem seeing the 22's impact with the scope... I love the milqad increments and it is very nice not to guestimate " is that  1" or 1 3/4"?"... sure makes shooting at different ranges easier... weather forecast is calling for warmer weather next week... so I can get some more range time in...

Thanks again to all for helping nudge(with some force, maybe) to the SWFA scope...  The only thing I think that will take some getting used to is the rear focus instead of AO.

Again, many thanks,

TheMoose

Oh, it's not a big problem at all, I was using AO for a long time, and got used with rear focus after 3-4 shooting walkouts. 

I believe, SS MQ is best scope you can get at 300 $ Excellent

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sorry I got to this party late.   While it sure is fun to learn all about drops and dialing-in and special reticles.  Seems to me it would have been a lot easier to just get a .17HMR, sight in at 50yds and forget about all the other stuff... from 10 yds to 100 yds - Just aim for the head and dead squirrel!
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