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Looking to scope a Bushmaster Varminter.  Occasional long range shooting but mostly as a dispenser of death to coyotes inside of 300yds.  Often 2-4 targets at once within 200 yds.

Currently considering:  Bushnell elite 4200 4-16-40 $359

Pentax 4-16-44AO lightseeker $420 disc. on the sample list.

Maybe Zeiss Conquest?

 

Durability, repeatabilty, quality and value are important. Rifle carried in truck on 4 wheeler etc. scope must be tough.

Also considering a 50mm obj for light at higher magnification but don't know if it will be unweildy, worth the $ and the higher mounting.

Don't want to skimp and be sorry later. Don't want to have to sell one of the kids.

 

Any comments/recommendations on above or other options are welcome.  Thanks.

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Welcome to The OT!!

 

Have you considered the Super Sniper 10x?

http://www.riflescopes.com/prodinfo.asp?number=SS10X42

 

Rough, tough as they come.

Simple 10x fixed, Mil Dot for holdovers. Or you can use a range finder and "click" your shots. 

No way, no how can you beat the price.

 

I  think the 10x SS mounted on an AR would be a formidable dispenser of coyotes.

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i have no doubt that ss is a fine scope, but in my yote experiences fixed 10x is not a good choice for anything other than shooting them @ 300 yds +, me and my buddies all use scopes between 3x on the low end to an occasional 14 if one hangs up, but we always keep our scopes on the lowest power, because a yote is sneaky at times, what i am saying my reflect on the style in which we hunt coyote too, we like to get them in really close cause that seems more challenging to us, but maybe for you, you like to see how far away you can kill with one shot, i dont know. but for me i prefer a 3x9 or 4-14.
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Thanks for the responses.  Yes I had planned on putting a SS 10X on it for all the reasons you mention.  Then I took my bolt action with a 3-9 out with a new electronic caller.  The caller is so effective that I am having multiple targets show at once at different ranges and of course after the first shot everything is bugging out.  With the scope dialed up to 9 acquiring these targets is tough.  I'm sure with practice I would get more efficient, but in the mean time I'll be educating a lot of coyotes.  That's a luxury I don't have. They need to go away; all of them.  That's why for now the 10x fixed makes me nervous. I'm not worried about 4x on the low side, as close targets aren't close for very long.   Any opinions/comparisons on the scopes I mentioned, or another recommendation?

Thanks.

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do you hunt alone, or in a group?? and may i ask what state you reside in, cause im planning a vacation in your area this winter!!!

 

as far as the three scopes you mentioned in the first post, any of the three are good choices, its up to you which is the better of the three in your eyes!

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I hunt alone in New Mexico.  Haven't seen any of these scopes personally.  Thought these looked like good options from the SWFA website and this forum. I'm still using B&L Balvars from 20 yrs ago and have always been pleased with them.  I'm sure these elites are quite different scopes, but I tend to lean towards them unless something else I haven't considered pops up.  Will take the trip to Albuquerque to look at them.
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when i went from an older vari x II leupolds to a nikon buckmaster i was opened up to a whole new world, i think you will see that as well when you peer through a 4200 or a super sniper or anything else in this price range
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you absolutely can't go wrong w/ the elite 4200's -

 

it's the best bang for the buck. bar none.

 

J

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I admittedly have not used the SS in a hunting scenario and bow to pyro's expertise in that arena. 

 

Best of luck!

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