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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/22/2003 1:07:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2003 1:09:03 PM EDT by Robert3803]
Hi All, I have a Bushmaster 20” V-Mach and want to set it up to shoot prairie dogs. Any suggestions on what power or brand of scope to buy. Do I need a 6.5-20X50 for a .223?

Thanks:

Rob
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 12:50:45 PM EDT
I was prairie dog'n in South Dakota about a month ago. Took two 20" H-Bar. One was set up with a Nightforce 8x32x56. The other with a Acog TA55. The Nightforce really brings them in close, but I found myself using the Acog more because of the quicker follow up shots.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 2:44:37 PM EDT
Were there a lot of dogs? What would you estimate your average distances? Thanks Again: Rob
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 3:12:04 PM EDT
150-200 yard average with the Acog TA55. Occasionally Would get one at 250-300 but with a few misses. When you first start shooting there are some close shots. What I liked best about the Acog over the Nightforce was the ability to take a quick 2nd shot. I would sometimes lose my dog with the Nightforce and have to crank the power down and find him again. Sometimes the prairie dog mounds all look the same in a scope. By the way, what part of MN are you from? I'm in SE MN. Dan
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