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Old 12-04-2006, 06:08 PM
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My dad is buying me a savage 10FP .223 law enforcment series for christmas and i was wondering what power and what kind of scope i should put on it. Im going to use it for Prarie dogs, groundhogs, coyotes mostly. thanks for all input!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:59 PM
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Are you going to be hunting coyotes at night? If so, I'd go with no higher than a 3x magnification on the low side.

If not, something like a 4.5-14x40 would be more appropriate. I've got one on my .25-06 (Leupold VX-III), and I really like it.

I like the higher-end models of Leupolds, Nikons, and I liked the last Bushnell 3200 I looked through on a friend's rifle.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:54 AM
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I own the Savage 110fp in 300 wm and I have a simmons 4-14x40 on mine. I wouldnt personally put anything lower than a 12-14 power on it for varmits.
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:31 PM
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Default Need some help with this too!!!

My dad was wondering if its worth putting the extra money into a stainless steel barrel, or should he just go with the blued. hes lookin at getting a Savage .204 by the way. Thanks
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:29 PM
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i looked at one of those at gander mt today. Ive heard the law enforcement package is a nice one
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:03 PM
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Default RE: Need some help with this too!!!

well the one im getting isnt a package though. Im wondering what kind of scope i should put on it for prarie dogs, ground hogs, and alot of coyote hunting. what about a "Mueller 8.5-25X50". i think that would be a good one. Any thoughts?
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:56 PM
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ummmm any thoughts? lol!
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:25 PM
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I have a Nikon 6-18x40 Buckmaster scope brand new in box, never been mounted that I would sell to you for a good price. If you are interested let me know.

I would not put a scope on it with the lowest setting higher than 6x. A 4.5-14 is a really good choice as well.
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Old 12-15-2006, 05:38 AM
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I only shoot my 10 fp from a bench,its a little heavy for me to carry around.I have a 36# weaver target scope on mine and it works really well for me.If I was going to carry it I would probably leave this scope on it to at least see how it did.
Mine is an older model without the accru-trigger,after working on the trigger and bedding it,it has been a very good shooter.
The buckmaster 6x18 is a very good scope I have one on a rem 260 and it works just fine.Mine has the plex rect. but I think I would go with the target dot for small game but that is just me.


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Old 12-18-2006, 07:23 PM
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Default RE: Need some help with this too!!!

my dad recently baught a Barska varming 6-24X50mm scope. What does everyone think about that for coyotes, ground hogs, prairie dogs.... things of that sort? Thanks... by the way im going to put it on the 10 fp .223
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