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Rifle scopes: This is the most important piece of equipment when calling or shooting at night. The low light intensity requires a good quality scope which gathers enough light to be able to identify an animal out to 300m. A scope with a magnification of 8 or higher power, but not more than 14 and a front lens diameter of 50mm or more is required. No farmer will forgive you for shooting a non target animal by mistake. Most mistakes can usually be attributed to an inferior or under-powered scope. The scopes brands I recommend are Leupold, Meopta, Zeiss, Swarofski, Schmidt und Bender, Khales, etc. which are top quality that won't let you down. Rifles: A rifle with a flat bullet trajectory should be used since it is difficult to judge distance at night. My favored rifle is a Remington 700 in 22-250. I zero my rifle at 235 yards, which gives me 1.34 inches high at 100 yards and 3.48 inches low at 300 yards. (Mussle velocity 3700 fps) Rifle-rest: A good rest is essential whether you call from a vehicle or otherwise. I use a Harris Bi-pod which is light to carry and easy to use even on uneven ground. A shooting chair fitted onto the back of my vehicle enables me to take 300-yard shots through 360º with confidence.
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