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Hey guys, how about some of your suggestions for my new heater!  This is going to be a coyote, groundhog, P-dog rifle. Varmint hunter rectile, or fine duplex with BDC turrets. 14X, or 12X?
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22-250 is one of my favorite guns.  Good luck.
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you going with a straight power??
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Nope, looking at V-III Leupold in maybe 4.5x 14x40, something in that area. 
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thats a good choice in the power rating, i get a little nervous coyote hunting with people who use a scope that wont go lower than 6.5 power. i would go with that or buy a monarch they are a great value right now.
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Why do ya get nervous about 6.5 or lower? 

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Originally posted by yellowdog yellowdog wrote:

Why do ya get nervous about 6.5 or lower? 

i would assume you have had a coyote sneak up on you, when they are close enough that you can hear them breathing they are close. shots inside of thrity feet @6.5 power can be tricky, if you hunt in a group its not such a big deal but if you hunt alone, could be a mistake.

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    Yep, I see what your saying. I would even say that shots inside thirty feet is really to close for a scope at all, maybe bust one with a 3.5 or less, don't know, never taken a shot that close with a rifle before. I think that if your hunting in country that provides enough cover for a dog to get that close, a 12 gage with #4 buck would be handy to have at your side.

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         The price for a VX-III LR  4.5X14 is around $679, but I can get a VX-III LR 6.5X20 for $600 brand new, the 20's retail for around $730. Make's it hard to pass up. 
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Originally posted by yellowdog yellowdog wrote:

    Yep, I see what your saying. I would even say that shots inside thirty feet is really to close for a scope at all, maybe bust one with a 3.5 or less, don't know, never taken a shot that close with a rifle before. I think that if your hunting in country that provides enough cover for a dog to get that close, a 12 gage with #4 buck would be handy to have at your side.

 

i will tell you two of the times where i was scared to death, the first was one of the first times i ever went coyote hunting, i was with my brother and father in law and they said we would spread out a little and to watch your back we have had a few coyotes sneek in behind us before, well we started calling and after about ten min out of the corner of my right eye i caught a motion, i slowly turned my head to see a lone coyote about 15 feet behind my father in law, he couldnt hear me cause he was doing the calling with a mouth call but the coyote was heading right for him but the coyote couldnt see him he was hidden well in some sagebrush, but anyways my brother in law who was on the right edge (i was on the left caller sat in the middle,) he picked the coyote up as well, when my father in law stoped calling we gave him a hand signal to let him know one was right behind him and very close, this is no joke he flipped the safety off of his 788 22-250 slowly turned and that coyote went airborne thinking that a rabbit was in there and he shot that coyote mid air i swear the barrel was touching the coyote when he let it rip, im not sure if that coyote actually died from the shock or from the bullet but it was crazy, another similar story to that happend to me a few years ago but this time i didnt know the coyote was there until just seconds before my wife's cousin took a shot at the coyote behind me, i was wedged in between a little draw that was like 3 feet deep and 12 long and 4 feet wide with 4 foot tall sage brush behind me over hanging the edge of the top of the draw, any ways my brother in law was calling that day and he started coaxing and so i knew there was a coyote around some place but i wasnt picking it up, so i started to slowly scan the area in front of me and worked my way to the left and i still couldnt see it, so i knew that i had to look to the caller as he would be looking at the coyotes direction, i slowly turned my head towards my brother in laws position and looked at him and he swears to this day my eyes about popped out of my head cause he was looking directly behind me, they shot it and man was i glad, but that is why i use a 3x9 scope for coyote at 3x you can shoot within a pretty close range if needed. but the shot gun deal yeah that would be good but we skin em out and stretch em and all that and sell the fur, shot guns tend to make more holes to sew up, but for occasions like the two i just wrote about it would have been nice.

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      Wow! that's crazy close, good read   We shotgun for most, don't do as much calling, but starting to get into it a little more.  What are you guy's getting for pelts out there? we are getting $12.00 at the moment.
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we havent sold any for quite some time now cause the prices werent worth the time, i can remember getting $120 for nice one years ago, but lately if we got $40 a dog we were doing good.
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    See, that's what I don't seem to understand, our pelt's here in the east are much thicker and have more color, but yet you all get more for the western pelts. What's up with that? Don't get me wrong, that's cool for you guy's in the West, but I'm having a hard time trying to figure it out. I use to live in Colorado, so I know what the difference between Western & Eastern yote pelts are like, and I've got to tell ya, they are two "different" critter's when it comes to pelts. Shine some light on this for me please. Us "flat lander's" are dying to know!
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My coyote gun is a 700 AS in 22.250 with a sporter weight barrel. This has a 3-12 Burris Signature for the same reason already stated. A bobcat or coyote can come out of nowhere and real close, too. My VS 22.250 has a 6-24 Signature but I don't lug it around on snowshoes. Since you want to go after prairie dogs higher power would be nice. We don't have them in Michigan but I hear the shots are long and they are small, an AO is in order for sure. I would lean towards the 4.5-14 you have talked about. Better, yet, check out these Nikons, they are a steal.

http://www.riflescopes.com/departments/218/rifle_scopes/niko n_riflescopes/nikon_monarch_ucc_riflescopes.htm?sb=&so=& amp;page=2

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i dont know i guess it could depend on where the buyer is from our buyer comes from canada, and we take a lot of time to make sure the pelts look good, a little dog shampoo goes a long way when it comes to getting the extra money.
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