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Scope for a 22-250 Varmit

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I picked up a Winchester Model 70 Coyote Stainless 22-250 yesterday and have no clue about scopes. All I've ever had is Shotguns, pistols, and 22's. No serious rifles. 10000x2222 doesnt mean anything to me. Anyway, the gun is a bull barrell, heavy stock gun. I need a scope for it.

I plan to shoot paper, and maybe some varmits or a prarie dog hunt if I'm lucky.

I have a $300 gift certificate that I can redeem for Cabelas(Catalog, store, or website) or Bass Pro(Catalog Only). I know the pice range in optics is crazy. I used a buddies Zeiss this year on a 300 Ultra Mag, and was super impressed with the clarity and such(not being a rifle guy), but I know he dropped a grand on it. I'd like to stick around the $200 - $400 mark IF i will be able to get something decent for that. If not, make me a suggestion for what I need to spend on what. Go easy, boat seasons coming...

Any suggestions would be appreciated..
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I absolutely agree that you need more than a 3x10 variable on that bull-barreled varminter. If you shoot prairie dogs you could well be shooting over 400 yards. First--Call Cabela's at 800-237-4444 to have them send you a shooting catalog or go to their website at www.cabelas.com Their scope prices are a good barometer of prices and are hard for most stores to beat. You may be able to beat them on ebay or gunbroker.com. I suggest a scope with an adjustable objective so you can avoid parallax at long ranges. Cabelas sells the following scopes in your price range that I would recommend to you:
1. A Bushnell Elite 3200 5x15AOx40 for $309.00
2. A Bushnell Trophy 6x18AOx40 for $224.99 (with fast focus)
I have one of these on my .17 Rem and love it--
3.Weaver Classic 4x16AOx42 for $289.99
4. Weaver Classic 6x24AOx42 for $319.99
5. Cabelas Alaskan Guide 4.5x14AOx44 for 249.99
6. Cabelas Alaskan Guide 6.5x20AOx44 for 289.99
Any one of those will work well for you and come with good warranties. The fellow who said your gun will retain more value if you put a high priced Leupold or Burrus or Zeiss on it is right--but, I own two Leupolds, three Burris', and three Bushnells and they all shoot great on the guns they are matched to. Just don't use the bottom of the line Bushnell scopes as they are more suited to rimfires.
Good luck and no hard feelings if you don't pick one of these, but I tried to let the certificate do the job for you without picking your pocket.
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