Depends on what you're shooting at 300-400 yards. If it's p-dogs @ 400, it may be a bit on the low end. If it's targets it's furhter down on the low end. But for bigger varmints, coyotes and such, it's great.Hi All again could someone tell me what brand and size scope would work well on mt Remigton 700 .223 rifle right now it came will a standard scope that rem puts on it it it 4-12x40 or is the a decent scope to shoot at distances of say 300-400 yards. Thanks
Bullsh!t! You are as ill informed about this as the rest of your posts. Why are you even here? Your firearm's knowledge is worse then your political knowledge.BAD IDEA!
First of all, you'll get arrested same as if you were pointing a rifle at something -- because you are pointing a rifle at something. It's bad form, and poor gun handling.
A local here was "glassing" the neighborhood elk herd from the side of the highway. He had two rifles running arcoss the back of his truck. Bolts were removed. Sheriff arrested him anyway, for hunting from the highway, hunting out of season, and hunting without tags.
Take the front page of you newspaper out to the range. Set it at 100 yds and focus on the print. What can you see?
Remember, there's a firearm attached to that scope.
+1 on this. I like power I don't care much about field of view in my scope. That is why I look before I shoot. Having a small FOV can hamper you if your target runs off a ways, but I like shooting in target rich environments.If you are looking to shoot varmints at 200+ yards then get power the more the better. I prefer 6-18 or 6-24x40mm scopes. I dislike the 50mm objectives as the advantage you gain over the 40mm can be made up for by good glass with good coating. The 50mm obj is also going to have to be mounted higher off the rifle decreasing your accuracy (In theory). I have seen people shooting their fancy scopes with there 50mm objectives and they can't shoot for nothing. Why because they have to rest their chin on the stock to see threw the scope. You want a good solid cheek weld to the stock.
I would look at Bushnell's Elite 4200 6-24x40mm they run $500 to $600. Or look at Leupold 6-18x40mm VX-II if you can afford it get the Leupold VX-III 6.5-20x40mm with the 30mm tube. These offer more adjustment range for elevation and windage.
I have the VX-II 6-16x40mm and like it.