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#1 elwood

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:03 PM

I got a lt wt rifle in 22-250 and am looking for a new scope for it. I plan on using it for mostly varmints. I'm thinking of a Leupold in 4.5x14 40mm, but have never used one.Anyway I want to keep it light. Your opinions wanted. Thanks in advance Elwood

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:20 PM

Elwood, first welcome to the forum. Great place and we are glad you found us. Now, not to be picky, but when you say varmints, do you mean squirrels and such, or are you meaning predators, like coyotes? If for varmints, then probably a 6x18 would give your long range rifle a better chance to show its stuff. But if you are going for the predators, then the 4.5x14 will work great. Of course it will work well for the varmints too, just not a good on those really longs shots. Just my opinion.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:01 AM

ditto what braz said...

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:36 AM

With that gun you could use it for both get a 4x and do both.just my 2 cents

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 10:04 AM

Braz has the right idea. If it's a dedicated predator rifle look at some fixed 4 power scopes to keep the weight and cost down.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 05:29 PM

Hey Thanks for the welcome. I'm thinking ground squirrels but maybe with some coyotes. I have never shot squirrels with a rifle ( I have picked a few off with an air gun around the house ) I did hunt coyotes once upon a time and might start that up again. I'm fairly new to rifles ( I've been busy with bird hunting for the last 20 years ) anyway I was thing something kinda all around . Thanks Again Elwood

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:31 PM

Then try looking at something in the 4 -14 power range.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:30 PM

Another Welcome to the forum, elwood... Hope you like it here...And another Ditto what Braz says... I have a Leupold 4 1/2 - 14 on one of my "predator" rifles, but believe more magnification would be better if just hunting squirrels & such... but if hunting both varmint & predator I personally would take the 4 1/2 - 14 between those two choices.Good Luck in Your DecisionFrankp.s. be sure & give coyote hunting a try... once you "call" one in, you just may be hooked... for life. :roflmao3[1]:

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 01:44 PM

Make any decisions yet?

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 06:58 PM

Yeah, I ordered a Leupold VX 3 , 4.5 x 14, 40MM with the varmint reticle. Got a deal thru my brother in law. This set up with be the nicest I have, the Rifle is a Weather Mk 5, the Super Predator in 22-250. Had to sell a few things to do it.

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 09:19 PM

You will love that scope and reticle!

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 09:29 PM

Wonderful choice. You are going to be very pleased. And that scope is powerful enough to do some great squirrel hunting as well.




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