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Old 11-11-2013, 01:23 AM
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After a certain point it seems like more magnification, just makes the blurs bigger.
Yep, at these ranges and for this application 10x is plenty.
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Re: .308 win LR deer hunting

Just mixing a little dime store humor in to lighten up a conversation.
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After a certain point it seems like more magnification, just makes the blurs bigger.
I was just making a joke with Flip about his "old eyes not being able to see that far", so I told him to grab some serious magnification...

I shoot a 32x scope for my .308 @ 100 yards...Then again, I like to see my groups happen for load development purposes. If I can see the 1" dot as if it's 3' in front of my face, then I can shoot some excellent groups to see if that load really will hold consistancy.

I also use 32x because then I don't have to use a spotting scope.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:32 AM
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Gernest- what rifle?scope? how far have you shot it??
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Gernest- what rifle?scope? how far have you shot it??
Remington 700 adl varmit contour barrel, choate stock, timney trigger, Nikon 6-18x40 buckmaster scope. Have shot to 600ish yds at groundhogs with success
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Re: .308 win LR deer hunting

If you consistently kill ground hogs, then you should do OK on deer. I would not shoot that far on deer, but that is your decision to make.

A buddy of mine has shot a number of white-tails past 500 yards with the longest being 750. He uses Amax 168s, which I do not agree with, but there again, not my choice. I would never shoot a big game animal with a target bullet. There are too many good bullets out there to use a target bullet.
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Re: .308 win LR deer hunting

Gernest- the 168 berger, 168 cbt and others work great on deer. with your rifle and scope you may be comfortable out to 500 or 600 yards on deer. certainly if you can hit a ground hog you can hit the virtal area of a deer. probably have more practice than most too.
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