GUN Rifle scopes - New rifle... What do I put on it?

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  1. attomica

    attomica Active Member

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    I just got a new RRA 20" Coyote Rifle. It's going be my "distance shooter" so I just want it equip it with a Harris bipod and a good scope.

    I'm uninformed when it comes to scopes. Hopefully, those with experience in the subject can weigh in. I see a lot of different scopes out there. The variety is dizzying.

    What should I consider?

    If I plan to shoot accurately out to 300 yards, what size objective lens is best? I see them up to 56mm, but what is that appropriate for? Or is the size of the objective even relevant? I dunno.

    Is there an advantage to variable power? Or an illuminated reticle?

    For a scope with the same specs, what accounts for the huge difference in costs from one brand to another? I mean, I know Zeiss is better than Simmons, but in what way?

    Anything you guys can suggest in terms of what I need to think about will get you sincere thanks.
     
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    more off Moderator

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    leupold
     
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    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    How much money do you have?
     
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    Alright. Why Leupold over Nikon, ATN, Millet, Meopta, or any others?
     
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    Around $800 or so.
     
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    shoot JPC a message and see what kind of deals he can get ya
     
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    Thanks for your penetrating insight. It's very clear you have a full understanding of what I need.
     
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    ER/T, LR/T, or MR/T?
     
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    Trijicon accupoint 3x9 mildot.

    Quality of the glass is exceptional. Rivals optical quality of glass in the $1000 range. Variable power, mil dot recticle is good for doping shots at extended distance and calling wind. Illiminated recticle but no batteries (that's a good thing). $480 delivered from trijicon shooters rewards program.

    Officially endorsed by Yar and much ass is kicked at the 3 gun matches with it.

    Cliffs...

    illuminated recticle
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    Clear glass
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    The ill super bad assness.
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Super Sniper line is a pretty good compromise of budget and performance. $300 for a decent piece of 10X/16X/20X glass.
     
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    Awesome! Thanks, yar and THT. I was hoping you would show up. Can you offer any answers to my initial questions? I mean, what does one consider other than price and name when making a choice? Is a 3x9 going to work shooting out to 300?
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Easily
     
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    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    i think yar means 3-9 variable power.

    For coyotes at 300 yards, 9x is ok.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Ok? How bad is your eye sight?
     
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    It's pretty bad. Can't do shit without corrective lenses.
     
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    How is that Trijicon in low light / no light conditions?
     
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    thats a good question
     
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    I would want more than 9x for 300 yard coyote shots.
     
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    Meopta Meostar R1 3-12x56 scope with a 30mm tube and whatever reticle you want.
     
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    To hit a static 8" target at 300 yards a 3x is plenty. If you add in full value wind then 6x-9x is a major advantage. I really like 9x for for 3 gun because I can see my misses and make wind corrections.

    Any more than 9x and it is too hard to find the target, forget about trying to hit a moving target.

    If I were shooting 1000 yards on a 8" plate or smaller I would want 12x to 16x. Some people like to shoot the higer maginifications but I don't like seeing my heart beat in the recticle.
     

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