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Enough power?

 
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:50 AM
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This is a top of the line scope, its 4-12x power.
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:36 AM
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This is a top of the line scope, its 4-12x power.
Yeah, I know Kahles is a very good scope. My point was that you'd be happier with more than 12X for the top power.

USO, S&B and Nightforce or IOR Valdada are what I'd look at..

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Old 03-27-2008, 09:46 PM
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Well, can someone please give me a model on the scope that they would recommend instead. (has to be under $1000us online).

Would a 6-20 power leupold VXIII do a better job?
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Leupold has two 4.5-14X40 Mark4 long range/T, and several 4.5-14X50 VXIII that are less than $1000.

Check out the various websites that sell riflescopes...or just stick with the Kahles you mentioned. It's a fine scope.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:29 PM
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Just been in contact with someone, might be getting a Mark4 instead in 8-25x

Will this be a better choice?
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:42 AM
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Just been in contact with someone, might be getting a Mark4 instead in 8-25x

Will this be a better choice?
Not if you are planning on shooting anything in the field that is less than 100 yards. The 8 power would make it extremely difficult to acquire a target quickly in close quarter situations. The Kales you mentioned is a good choice. If you liked the features you will not go wrong with it. IMO higher powered scopes are great for stationary targets or open spaces. If walking and hunting are combined you need a lower power scope to get on target faster. If you spot a stationary target and have the time you can dial the power up for a more precise shot placement. remember though hunting in brush with a scope on high power you may not see the branch that is 10 feet in front of the barrel, hence another need for lower power in your scope for walking and hunting. My walk and stalk guns are either open sites or 3X9 if I see something out to 300 yards I turn it up and fire or just aim and shoot.
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how bout one of those new bushnell 6500's. i think they're a 4-22, go for around 700.
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