Re: Is it bigger the better?
I agree with Roy that bigger than 50mm gets cumbersome. I also believe that smaller than 50 is OK IF other features of the scope lend itself to good light such as the Lupy mark 4. These scopes have good glass, a 30mm tube and NO power adjustments. These features lend themselves to better light gathering properties. Having no power adjustment allows for less lenses which increase optical clarity, sharpness and light. I use a 10x mark 4 and a NXS 3.5-15x50 and I can see just as good through either one late or early. I have owned several 56mm scopes and several sub 56mm scopes. I wouldnt go back to the 56's for anything and yes I have shot critters at dark with 40mm scopes (after 10PM in September), thank God we DONT have sunrise/sunset rules up here!
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
Last edited by Michael Eichele; 09-22-2008 at 01:04 PM.