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I am looking for something like a 4-12x50mm scope for my 25-06. I want a regular crosshair (none of that mildot stuff, etc). I want something that will transmit the most light for when I go coyote and hog hunting around full moon. The are sooo many choices and price ranges. I can only spend about $350, so I am limited. Hopefully someone here can help me get me the most bang for my buck. Ever heard of Hawke Nite - Eye scopes? Like I said want the brightest scope available in my price range. An IR (illuminated reticle) could be an option also. Any scope experts out there?

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Well im not an expert but i know my scopes I would recomend if u have a $350 budget to look at the leupold vx2 i just picked up a leupy 3-9x50mm but they also make a 4-12x50 which would be good for you if u wanted a 4-12 and there is a WIDE variety of crosshairs to choose from..i got the wide duplex on mine) and of course they have the awesome leupold quality and VERY good light transmission at dusk and dawn.. i have 4 guns with leupolds right now and ive had many over the years past and i absolutely love them..i just mounted a vx2 on my 220swift and its a 4-12x40 and thats my coyote rig and it works pretty darn good i guess. The vx2's range in price from about $300 to a little over $500 but they are worth every penny. sorry I write alot. happy holidays

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try www.swift-sportoptics.com , I bought a 3x9 from them bout 10yrs ago and it was 1/3 the price of my high $ leupold and was a hole lot brighter, thay make stuff for goderd space, so thay make good stuff. look at swift instruments.
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lol i had a swift 3-9 on my old 7mm-08 and about 15 years ago it was opening day and i was getting ready to head out for my morning walk with my buddies and i dropped the gun on the way out of my pickup ops: ops: i just asumed it was fine and i continued.. on well to make it simple...i couldnt hit s*** and i missed a pretty darn nice 5x5 but o well..well later on that month i decided to head to the range and see where it was shootin.. i wasnt even on paper.. not to bad mouth swifts but i wouldnt buy another one if i had to....i have been trouble free since then using my leupy's and nikons...

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I have picked up some NC Stars very nice and shoot great lighted reticle and I threw every 3x9 in the trash after... I use a 6x24x50 if you can't see them you can't kill them. even on my HMR 17 it has a 6x24x50shoot the numbers off a 3" shoot and see @ 100 yards watch a prairie dog Blink @ 200 yards and put a bullit in his eye at that range... love it,
I am not telling you that it is the best but check them out, I have about 10 or so of them now, and also come with target knobs... but I shoot way more than almost anyone around... :shock:


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where do u go pdog huntin at? i go once in the late spring and once more in the early fall in sd and we go through about 1500rnds of hmr, 500 mach2, and usually about 1000 of 22-250 and 204 im just wonderin because i heard the pdog shootin is even better down south and maybe i should check it out??

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Re: rifle scope

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I am looking for something like a 4-12x50mm scope for my 25-06. I want a regular crosshair (none of that mildot stuff, etc). I want something that will transmit the most light for when I go coyote and hog hunting around full moon. The are sooo many choices and price ranges. I can only spend about $350, so I am limited. Hopefully someone here can help me get me the most bang for my buck. Ever heard of Hawke Nite - Eye scopes? Like I said want the brightest scope available in my price range. An IR (illuminated reticle) could be an option also. Any scope experts out there?
If you learn how to use the mildot's you will love them. Nothing is better for hold-off at speed.
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where do u go pdog huntin at? i go once in the late spring and once more in the early fall in sd and we go through about 1500rnds of hmr, 500 mach2, and usually about 1000 of 22-250 and 204 im just wonderin because i heard the pdog shootin is even better down south and maybe i should check it out??

we shoot them here year round last year we had a 6 inch snow on the ground and -10 and it was a blast you hit them and watch the red mist and could see the steam coming off them.... as for the 17mach2 a bb gun is just as affective. ops: sorry but we call that a useless round...unless shooting small birds... one place we have is 8 sections and about 6 sections of dogs. we only shoot them in tube chassis dune buggies they seem to let us get closer... we take center fire only when we go some place where the other guys have shot, cuz most shots are 350+ yards thats where the 204 comes in, 223 and the 220 Swift. back to the Scopes I use them to shoot out over 1000+ yards...



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Great leads guys. I was familiar with Leupolds (thats all my Dad uses), but like I said I am wanting that will work during the day (of course) and have the best light transmission for moonlight shoting.

This ncstars euro design which is susposed to be better in low light.
http://www.ncstar.com/store/scripts/...p?idproduct=97

still checking out the swift.

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what are you shoting in the moonlite.
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hogs, coyotes, deer in the early dawn and late dusk, and no I do not shoot deer at night.

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...no I do not shoot deer at night.
Aw come on. Q-beam and a 22lr :lol:
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shh!

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Last scope I bought was a Weaver 4-16 AO head, and in 4 plex or what ever they call it. Put it on a .280 fun type project and preformed flawlessly. All shooting was done late in the day/evening after work after making the range. Clear, bright and sharp, equal to any other that own, was under your $$$ limit and was purchased from Midway.

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