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Old 08-10-2010, 01:31 PM   #11
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Right now I am using a Weaver V16 on my .222 single shot. Stevens 200 action, B&C Varminter stock and a Brux barrel. Thing is stupid accurate but for night hunting I was thinking about using my AR with the Trijicon Reflex, 4 MOA dot.

My brother hunts over bait but not at night so I am not sure how close I should set up on a stand. And you're right about some of these big damn dogs. Two killed in the last five years up my way have been CONFIRMED by the state to have wolf DNA. I an only about an hour walk from Canada. I want to kill them all before the state decides to put them on a no shoot list.

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So your 30-30 is a 300++ yard gun? Apples and oranges. I have other rifles I use, but this one is dedicated. It will clean their ears.
What i'm saying is, you don't need to spend all that cash on a freakin' scope
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Right now I am using a Weaver V16 on my .222 single shot. Stevens 200 action, B&C Varminter stock and a Brux barrel. Thing is stupid accurate but for night hunting I was thinking about using my AR with the Trijicon Reflex, 4 MOA dot.

My brother hunts over bait but not at night so I am not sure how close I should set up on a stand. And you're right about some of these big damn dogs. Two killed in the last five years up my way have been CONFIRMED by the state to have wolf DNA. I an only about an hour walk from Canada. I want to kill them all before the state decides to put them on a no shoot list.

Genetic test confirms wolf shot in Vermont: Rutland Herald Online
Your AR will work great. Bait about 75 yards out. Check and see if a round/ Magazine restriction applies. Here in NH it is a 5 round magazine, so I have 2. I don't think you have to worry about a no shoot list. Wildlife Profile: Eastern coyote - N.H. Fish and Game
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What i'm saying is, you don't need to spend all that cash on a freakin' scope
It does depend on what the rifle will be used for. I have an old Soviet 3-9x42mm compact on my AR for coyotes that cost $60.00 years ago. Works great for bait hunting. It is not precision glass by any means though. I have a Bushnell 4moa red dot on a Romanian Wasr2 5.45x39 for bait hunting also. I bought it on clearance, it makes low light shots much easier. In the southern part of NH it is rimfire or shotgun only. My A-bolt .22WMR wears the same used Bushnell I put on it 15+ years ago. It has amberglow optics and is great for low light. I paid 35.00 back then from a friend that owned a shop and took a rifle in trade that was wearing it. I have some more expensive scopes, many middle of the road, and a few cheap scopes. Each for a specific task. The Sightron on my CZ has been discontinued for a 50mm version. There are some 42mmAO still around, with a $439.00 price tag. The 6.5-20x42mmAO Sightron was the scope that did this rifle justice. I had a 4-16x40mmAO Bushnell on her that would not really reach out accurately enough. Sorry for the Rant. JP
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