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Best Scope Magnification For Hunting Coyotes?

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Best Scope Magnification For Hunting Coyotes?

Postby Slapshot1 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:04 am

My friend and I are just about to receive the custom ordered AR15's we will be using to shoot a lot of paper, but also, specifically, coyotes here in Michigan.

I've read a lot of hunting forums that discuss optics for this purpose. Many of them say all you need (or want) is a 1x4 scope, some others claim a higher magnification range is optimum. My thoughts are that a 2x8 is about all that you could need. I would appreciate your expertise on the subject. Thanks.

JC


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Re: Best Scope Magnification For Hunting Coyotes?

Postby Tim Anderson » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:19 pm

For calling open country I like a fixed 10x or a vari. 4-14x.. For hunt & stalk I like to use a 6.5-20X.. Nice thing about a vari. is you can crank the power down or up depending on range you plan to shoot or type of cover... For a good all around setting I'm happy with 10X....


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Re: Best Scope Magnification For Hunting Coyotes?

Postby Prairie Ghost » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:52 am

For ND and Wyoming style calling i like a 6.5x20 i shoot the majority of my coyotes on 12 power unless it's a long shot where i crank it up to 20
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Re: Best Scope Magnification For Hunting Coyotes?

Postby Coyotehunter » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:43 am

I like a 4x12.........I have them mounted on all my guns.
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Re: Best Scope Magnification For Hunting Coyotes?

Postby barebackjack » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:28 am

Whatever high power is!

I so rarely crank my variables off high power I dont even know why I have lower powers.

5.5-22x
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Re: Best Scope Magnification For Hunting Coyotes?

Postby 60DRB » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:11 pm

...and in the deep Alabama brush, anything over 2x or open sites is useless. Depends on the environment.


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Re: Best Scope Magnification For Hunting Coyotes?

Postby Coyotehunter » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:38 pm

60DRB wrote:...and in the deep Alabama brush, anything over 2x or open sites is useless. Depends on the environment.

good point


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