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Old 01-09-2009, 07:43 PM
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Re: Best scope for 600 - 1000 yrd comp. shooting

March will be to much money for me.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:07 PM
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Re: Best scope for 600 - 1000 yrd comp. shooting

Nightforce NXS 5.5-22X50 NP-R1 would be hard to beat. Good glass and repeatable adjustments. I just got one this past fall, and love it. First scope I've been truly happy with. Will have another one soon. (I hope!)
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:55 PM
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Re: Best scope for 600 - 1000 yrd comp. shooting

So, going beyond the 22 power is not necessary even at 1000 yards?
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:29 PM
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Re: Best scope for 600 - 1000 yrd comp. shooting

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So, going beyond the 22 power is not necessary even at 1000 yards?
Not only is it not neccesary, more sucks. 20-22 seems really clear and bright even in average to semi sucky conditions. More just magnifies mirage and dust/impurities in the air and the image, although bigger is very hazey. I have owned more big scope than I care to admit and Once trying a 22x, I will NEVER go with more power. High magnifications scopes work great the first few minutes of the day when the air is clear and the light is perfect with no mirage. After that forget it. You will hate it the rest of the time.
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:26 AM
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Re: Best scope for 600 - 1000 yrd comp. shooting

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So, going beyond the 22 power is not necessary even at 1000 yards?
If you limit your scope to 22x, you limit your ability to shoot small groups and big scores. Period. If conditions warrant, you can always dial your high powered glass down. You can't always dial you lower powered scope up if it aint there.

" AIM SMALL, MISS SMALL". Words to live by at 1000 yards.
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:25 AM
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Prototype 10 X 50 X56 Sightron

I dropped by the Sightron offices back during Christmas and Allen Orr showed me a proto type 10 x 50 X 56. It was very clear and I encouraged him to have them made. Suggest you stop by their tent at the Shot Show or e-mail them to encourage them to make more 8 X 32s and bring out the 10 X 50.
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:36 AM
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Re: Best scope for 600 - 1000 yrd comp. shooting

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So, going beyond the 22 power is not necessary even at 1000 yards?

I have been using a couple Sightron 6x24x42 scopes for 600 and 1000yd BR, I have been doing well them but I often would like more power. For some reason I seem to be doing better at 1000yds than 600yds, go figure.
Your original question was what is the best and that is the March. I have good confidence in my Sightrons to hold point of aim and the price isn't out of line on them so I consider them the minimum for 1000yd competition.
I was planning on getting a 8x32 Sightron this year but I am going to wait and see if they release the higher powered scope at the shot show.

James
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