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Old 11-22-2012, 05:15 PM
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Scope Power?

Just had a 6.5 284 Norma built with a 28 inch Burrux barrel...just wondering, how much magnification do i need in my scope to hunt out to 1000 yd.s? I am hearing different things, (from 10 power to 16). I would love to hear any ideas!
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:21 PM
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Re: Scope Power?

i put a 6.5-20 x 50 mark 4 lrt on my 6.5-284 and i love it , i figure if i cant see what iam shooting at then i cant hit it,
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:28 AM
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Re: Scope Power?

I am using a Schmidt Bender PMII 4-16 on marmots. It starts to get a little tough to see these small targets past 1200 yards. So far 1400 is the farthest I have shot with it.
I've also been using a 2.5-10 Nightforce on a 270 WSM light weight rifle. I have had no problem picking up marmots out to 600 with it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:22 PM
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Re: Scope Power?

I would have to say, anything 15x & up. I'm running a 3.2-17 USO on my 6.5WSM. That is as low as I am willing go for a true 1000yd rifle.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:54 AM
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Re: Scope Power?

I have read that the USO compares favorably with scopes like Premier, S&B, and the top end Ziess.
My experience with the S&B has been that with really great glass, 16 power has been enough for shooting at 1K+.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:05 AM
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Re: Scope Power?

1.5x for every 100 yards and you should be able to engage anything bigger than a coyote at what ever your preferred range is. If you are shooting sod poodles and various vermin then you might want to up that to 2x per 100 yards.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:32 AM
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Re: Scope Power?

My Nightforce 8-32x56 seems to stay on 22-24x the majority of the time.
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