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Postby Cuts Crooked » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:08 pm

HI gang, not much going on here lately, both on the forum and in my coyote hunting. I changed jobs earlier this year, after 33 years of wearing the shield I decided it was time for me to hang up the gun belt. However I'm not ready to quit working and be an old retired guy. :| So I took a job as a dispatcher, which meant learning a new skill set and then settling into the job itself! I still haven't gotten used to not jumping up and heading for the squad when a call comes in. However I find that I like telling people where to go!!!!!!! :twisted:

In my spare time I have gotten in a few trips to the range to practice a bit, and I did some work for a local farmer that had some dogs getting his livestock. Turned out to be four dogs, two Shepard mixes, a Lab, and a some kinda large wire hair. I got all but the wire hair in one stand. In the process I noted that my scope SUCKED! The cross hairs are too danged fine to pick up against dark fur! I had a Nichols 6.5 # 20 on my AR, and it's a good scope for punching holes in paper, but it just wasn't doing it for me in the field. So I tried shopping locally for something new. Ended up with a Tasco World Class. Now, I know these are not highly thought of, but from what I am seeing these are not the scopes I dealt with in my misspent youth. Much higher quality than what I expected. It's seems to gather light pretty good, although I haven't used it in poor light yet, the adjustments are easy and very positive, and best of all....I can see the cross hairs much better. And frankly, I won't miss the 20 power... I really don't shoot long enuff range s that require that much magnification. If this doesn't work out, and I can't think why it wouldn't, I will probably have to order a Leupold. I really prefer to buy local, but there just ain't much available around here. We shall see, I plan on hitting the wood lots, harvested fields, and fence rows hard after deer season. I've worked up a couple of really accurate loads with 55gr Vmax and 55Gr Sierra Soft points for my AR, that I am waiting to try on the yotes. The Sierras did a good job on the dogs, with no exits and still put them down quick. Didn't want to try the Vmax loads because the dogs were larger and I wasn't sure about getting enuff penetration. I think they will work well on the yotes, they are a smaller lighter critter than the feral dogs.


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Re: Different scope

Postby Coyotehunter » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:08 am

do you have a pic of your set up? if its holding zero you should be fine. I don't see much for Ferel dogs out here in Wyoming.


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Re: Different scope

Postby Cuts Crooked » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:35 pm

I'll try to snap a pic on my days off. One thing that I noted, the old set up had the scope mounted to the receiver and the forearm, due to the length of the scope. This one is mounted just to the receiver.


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Re: Different scope

Postby Cuts Crooked » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:31 am

Here it is with the new optics on it. I really like the fact that eye relieve if far less critical with this scope!!!!!!!!
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Re: Different scope

Postby Cuts Crooked » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:33 am

The old set up with the Nichols scope:
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Re: Different scope

Postby Dcoy » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:13 pm

Nice looking rig Cuts.Should work fine.Betting performance wise you'll prefer the Sierras over V max.
Been shooting a few locally and had 1 good trip west of the Missouri(surprised to see a few coyote hunters there already).Going again soon and it's primarily a deer bowhunt I was invited on but will try a few calling sets with the landowners son.
Got one surprising kill though.A neighbor had a brother from out of State visiting and wanted me to go pheasant hunting with them.The brothers German shorthair pointed and I was told to move in and flush the bird.Got about 2 paces in front of the dog and out busts a coyote.Popped him with my 20 gauge at about 12 paces. :D
Later same day I was again told to move in and this time a coon came out.The Shorthair grabbed it,it grabbed the dogs nose and we had quite a time for a few minutes with howling and blood flying from both. :shock:
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Re: Different scope

Postby Coyotehunter » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:57 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Different scope

Postby Cuts Crooked » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:21 pm

Wing shooting fer Coyotes!!!!!! :lol:


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Re: Different scope

Postby Dcoy » Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:56 am

West river toad.Coyote hunting is fun.And tasty. :D :lol:
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