I won a camo Savage 12 in 22/250 don't have it yet but would like to buy the scope .

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  1. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Would a Nikon Monarch 3x12x42 mounted on Talley bases be a good choice for a scope & rings for this gun ?
    I want to stick with Nikon as they have aways stood behind their products very well for me.
    I just don't know a thing about what set up is best for a yote and long range plinking gun.
    Should I put a bipod on it ?
    If so what brand should I be looking at ?
    Who has the best prices on inexpensive ammo in 250 bulk for plinking Squirrels,yotes and long range target shooting ?
    Any recommendations would be very helpful.
    Thank you.
    Dan
     
  2. Rich In Hangtown

    Rich In Hangtown Senior Refuge Member

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    Hi Dan, How much you want to spend? I have 3 BSA Platinum?s in 6X24X40 AO with the fine cross hairs and 1/8? dot. All 3 are very repeatable. They have turrets with 1/8? clicks. They were going for $125 but now you can find them for $59.00, one of my sage rat buddies just put one on his 204 and loves it. If money is no object go with Leupold $$$$$. Shoot me a PM if you want to talk. Rich:tu
     
  3. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Thanks Rich, but I think I am gonna stick with Nikon .
    They have always treated me more then fair.
    Dan:tu
     
  4. MAKAIRA

    MAKAIRA Elite Refuge Member

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    I would probably go with at least the 4x12 and I went 6x18 on my 223!:tu
     
  5. MACHINE

    MACHINE Elite Refuge Member

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    I have a 6 by 20 Leupold on my 22-250 .

    go with the bigger on the 250 you will not be sorry ..

    you will love the Leupold

    may even look @ the 8 by 24 or so also
     
  6. calling4life

    calling4life Elite Refuge Member

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    Number 1: what do you consider long range?
    2: What size targets will you be pursuing at said range?
    3: How do you hunt/what is main use? This is for the bipod, for example; I yote hunt from a cabelas gobbler lounger, the Harris 13 1/2- 27 is perfect for me. If you shoot prone, you may find the 6-9 or 9-13 best.
    4: Will you be looking to engage multiple targets quickly?
    5: Long range accuracy takes quality equipment, that includes ammunition, bulk plinking rounds may be nice if you're going for the broad side of a barn, but a yote at 600 is no joke.

    That's a start
     
  7. yogi

    yogi Senior Refuge Member

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    go with at least 18 or 24 x
     
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    Adduckted Elite Refuge Member

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    I have a 4x12 on my .22-250, go with bigger glass. 18 or 24. You wont be sorry.
     
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    mokalab Elite Refuge Member

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    I went with a 6-18x40 leupold on my 223 and a Harris bipod. Really like the higher power for squirrels
    Nikon makes great optics I am just hooked on leupold
     
  10. lwingwatcher

    lwingwatcher Elite Refuge Member

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    My .22-250 has a 6x18 Redfield on it and we may try it out tonight.

    My AR has a 4x12 and it is not enough magnification for 300 PD's but will work for yotes. Sure, I can shoot PD's that far away but, don't get to see the result too well.

    And since your are asking, get a mil dot scope rather than dialing it for hunting conditions which can change.
     

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