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I've got a heavy barrel AR that I'm going to set up to use for calling varmints, especially coyotes and I need to get a scope for it.  I currently have a 3x9 fullfield II piece of junk on it and am going to upgrade a little.  Kinda curious about what you all think the best power range would be and some scope suggestions.  I have a Sightron SI with a MD sitting available and am tempted but for some reason just haven't jumped on it.  I don't want to spend a whole lot to set this up since it's only going to be used for varmints and occasionally some paper punching.  I say varmints but for the most part it will be my calling setup.  Suggestions?  Burris 4.5x14 Fullfield II ( I heard this one was at least clear), Leupold VXII 4x12, Nikon 2.5x10.....?  Want to keep it around 300 bucks probably.  Would love to go to a Zeiss or Kahles but can't justify that kind of money on a varmint setup.
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Sorry, meant to add on that I don't want a super large scope either.  This AR has a 20" barrel and I want to maintain a least a little of its handling.  Also, for calling I'm figuring I need a decent FOV at the low end so....?
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What about a Vortex Diamondback 4x12x40 for $200.  Koshkin did a review on them titled
Inexpensive scope comparison.  
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The Nikon Coyote Special Riflescopes. going to be your best bet I would say.
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The 4.5-14 Burris FFII is $349.95 from SWFA:
http://swfa.com/Burris-45-14x42-Fullfield-II-Rifle-Scope-P3584.aspx



If you can spend the extra $50, why not get the Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 for $399?:
http://swfa.com/Zeiss-3-9x40-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-P608.aspx
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For coyotes  I like a scope that has a wide field of view. I have the 2.5-10 Monarch that is a very good scope for the application. Off the sample list it is a super price at $299. I have used this on a RRA varmint with the 20 "with good success. The 2.5 gives large field of view for running or for the close shots. This scope is pretty good in low light too.
9457 Nikon 2.5-10x42 Monarch 8407, Matte finish, niko plex reticle, 1" tube, fast focus eye piece, finger adjustable windage and elevation, factory reconditioned. $425.00 $299.95


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Zeiss 3-9x40 Conquest Rifle Scope Z-Plex Zeiss 3-9x40 Conquest Rifle Scope
Stock # - 5214609920
  • Matte
  • Z-Plex
  • 1"
  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
$399.95
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