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What power scopes do you use on your 223 Rem. target or varmint rifles??

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by NYH1, Jan 25, 2012.

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  1. NYH1

    NYH1 Member

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    I have a Remington 700 BDL 223 Rem. with a Leupold VX-II 4-12x40mm AO Scope.

    I'm just curious to see what power scopes you guys and gals are using on your 223 Rem. (or similar cartridge) target or varmint rifles?

    Thanks, NYH1. ;)
     
  2. Michael R.

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    My dad has a nikon 4-16 scope on his savage model 10 223. Its pretty nice and it's a good scope for shooting close or far away.
     
  3. joed

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    I used a 24x fixed power scope on mine while I had it. 12x or more is good though.
     
  4. Strykervet

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    Most of my junk is mil stuff, accurized battle and assault rifles. But as an SDM instructor using the M4 and ACOG, we found that 4x was more than sufficient for up to 600m. On a 7.62 sniper rifle, I liked the fixed 10x. Not a big fan of too much magnification, but I'm not a varmint or benchrest shooter either.
     
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    5-15X Bushnell
     
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    3-9s and fixed 10s almost exclusively.
     
  7. TwoWheelFiend

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    My 70's Rem 700 BDL in .223 has a 4-12 Simmons Whitetail Classic on top of it. Seems to work perfect for what i do with it.
     
  8. Pete D.

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    Actually...my .223 target rifle is a Colt HBar....no scope. Irons...hooded NM rear and post front.
    Pete
     
  9. Redneck with a 40

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    My Mini-14 has a Burris FFII 3-9x-40 scope, I love it!
     
  10. LOLBELL

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    Burris Black Diamond 8x32x50mm:cool:
     
  11. Damon555

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    For my 2 prairie dog rifles I use 6.5-20's. Quality glass is a must when you start getting to the upper end of the spectrum. Nothing can give you a headache like looking through a cheap scope all day!
     
  12. SGW42

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    3-9x40, since my .223 bolt was meant to be "practice" for my .308, which also has a 3-9x40.

    Might upgrade it to a 4-12 or something later.
     
  13. Six-Gun

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    For prairie dogs, my absolute lowest magnification setup is a 5-15x Bushnell. I prefer the Leupold VX-II with the 1/8 MOA target dot in a 6-18x setup as an all-around long range scope.
     
  14. TexasPatriot.308

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    on my .22-250s and .223s (on most of my rifles for that matter) Leupold VXIII 6.5x20x40 with the AO. good looking, good performing scopes.
     
  15. Ky Larry

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    Nikon Buckmaster 6-18X40 AO on my CZ-527 Varmint in .223 Rem and on my Savage Weather Warrior in .22-250 Rem.
     
  16. Dallas Jack

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    I use a Nikon Monarch 5-20x44 on my AR-15 and a Weaver V-24 6-24x42 on my Weatherby Vanguard. I have never hunted with either, just targets off the bench.
    Dallas Jack
     

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    My 77 Mk II .223 sports an old Vari-X II 3x9. 9X is plenty good for prairie dogs to 300. My AR varmint/truck-gun setup has a Weaver K4 on it.
     
  18. Steve in PA

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    Mueller 4-16x 50AO on my heavy barrel Savage 12FV.
     
  19. JDGray

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    Scope power is a personal preference thing.... Some like more than they need, some get by with hardly any. Tiny targets need more scope, big targets require less. Just buy what you prefer, and dont skimp on the glass;)

    Shooting at 300yrds, at a 3" spinner, my R700-LTR .223 does well with a Bushnell Elite 3200 5-15x40 AO
     
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    6 x 24 on all varmint rifles, 204, 223, 22-250, 220 Swift, 243, and 257 Weatherby Mag
     
  21. ole farmerbuck

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    I have 2 Nikon 5x20's on my Savage bolt guns. 2 Nikon 6x24's on my varmint AR's. Oh yea, Nikon 6x18 on another .223 bolt.
     
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    Swarovski Z6 3-12X50 for GH's.
     
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    I target shoot only, most of my gear is heavy, I prefer the higher power scopes was using a Nikon Monarch 5-20 on my 223 rig but switched to a Mueller 8-32 target dot the glass is more clear and less tiring on my old eyes, normally it's set on 24 power.
     
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    My varmint rifle is a .22-250 and I use a 6-24x50 Bushnell Elite 4200.
    My dad has a 4-16x40 on his .223
     
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    Bushnell 3200 elite 5-15X tactical
     
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