rifle recommendation?

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  1. lwingwatcher

    lwingwatcher Elite Refuge Member

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    What did you come up with for the optics?

    I know that here in Michigan, a 10x is about useless so I am getting a variable power scope for the AR that I am setting up for a Wyoming/Nebraska PD hunt this year.

    I am going to take the cheap glass off my gun and put it on another AR for a backup gun. My .22-250 has a 6x18 and is versatile.

    I am leaning toward a Vortex with the skinny lines instead of the mil dots. Granted, I like mil dots, not for the adjustment factor because I just use the appropriate hold over as ranges vary.
    http://www.glensoutdoors.com/Produc...fV24023_a_7c2063_a_7c8559_a_7cVPR_d_M_d_05BDC

    My son told me to bring my .22 as a friend of his knows where there is a town that the PD's are so stupid that you can shotgun them.:l That could be a blast with my GSG with a holosight
     
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    Still unsure on optics, depends on final cost of the gun. I've made the decision to go higher in power and click away from known rangefinder data for anything way out there. Will have laser with us.

    Intersestingly enough the warden today said flat out that she'd like to go with us. She thinks the challenge would be fun. So her small stature has led me to the conclusion that I'm about to drink the AR coolaid.

    So, here's where I'm at:
    AR flattop with adjustable stock and adjustable cheek piece.
    Trigger upgrade (two stage?)
    20" bull barrell, fluted, floating
    Bipod

    $400 to $600 optics on the top. Minimum 20X. If we get the gun built cheap enough we may go higher. Still gotta stay within the budget (or at least appear to).

    What else am I missing?

    Smack started within the group yesterday. Turns out there will be a .22lr challenge as part of this trip. Looks like the 44@ will make the trip after all!:p
     
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    Your think of it when you get there.:scratch:l:l:l:l
     
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    Looks good to me.
     
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    Millet Scopes? Good reviews across the net.

    4-16 or 6-25?
     
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    If you plan to use it at home, my guess would be to go w/ the 4x16 as you probably won't ever use more than 10x at home and may want the extra FOV in 4x


    The trouble is, those little critters out west probably aren't going to look very big at 300 yards on just 16x.

    Decisions, decisions...
     
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    I would go with a 4x16 new to use around home and then look around for a USED scope of higher power for you one time a year dog hunt.
     

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