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S&WKING
July 10, 2007, 11:25 PM
I just got back from prarie dog hunting in WY and it kicked a$$ but my 3X9buckmaster wasnt much i was wondering what would be a good higer power scope under 500 bucks i was thinking the Nikon Monarch in a higer power but thought i should get some input

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Art Eatman
July 10, 2007, 11:35 PM
I was messin' with prairie dogs this last Memorial Day with my .243. I had no trouble to some 300 yards with the 2x7 Leupold. A year before, I'd used my .223 with a Leupold Vari-X II 3x9. Again, 300; no trouble at all. I took a couple to 400 yards with my Swift with a 3x9 Leupold.

What are you shooting? What sort of distances are you trying?

If you're regularly going beyond 300 to 400, probably a 4.5x14 oughta do.

Art

Stinger
July 11, 2007, 01:24 AM
I have a 6x18 Nikon Buckmaster on a CZ-204...I wish I had sprung for better glass in a lower magnification. Even at 6 power it gets a little difficult to pick out targets closer than 50-75 yards and in. It is great for paper, though.

jmorris
July 11, 2007, 10:22 AM
I've heard good things about the bushnell 3200 and 4200 line. They range from 2.5-10X all the way to 8-32X. Prices from the low 200's to mid 500.


edit: http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=287401
I just noticed the one above in the classified section, as stinger pointed out it would be a pain to use at close ranges.

here too: http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=288263

koja48
July 11, 2007, 08:34 PM
Sightron 4-16 tacticals & a 10x SuperSniper have served me well.

308win
July 12, 2007, 06:58 AM
I use a Sightron 4-16X42 mildot

dakotasin
July 12, 2007, 11:33 AM
prairie dogs are a passion of mine... to stay under $500 and do what you want calls for a leupold vx-2 6-18. invest in some turrets down the line (not the stoney point ones, either - real turrets that actually work), or have a custome reticle installed down the line and you will find complete prairie dog happiness in your glass.

45crittergitter
July 15, 2007, 03:12 PM
+1 for the Bushnell Elite 4200 (4-16x AO). Outstanding, and $300 if you shop around.

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