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How much magnification for 1000 yd. deer hunt

 
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:06 PM
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How much magnification for 1000 yd. deer hunt

Just had a 6.5 284 Norma built on a Tikka T3 action 28inch Burrox barrel. I want to hunt deer out to 1000 yards. How much magnification do i need? Thinking about Nikkon Monarch 4-16. This thing is I will have to be able to take close up shots too. Also, wouldn't mind going with 4.5-14. Any help would be appreciated,
Thanks! Posted this same question in the Extreme Long range, but I guess that might have been the wrong forum...
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:12 PM
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Re: How much magnification for 1000 yd. deer hunt

The 4.5-14x would work just fine for deer sized game, but either would do what you need!!
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:22 PM
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Re: How much magnification for 1000 yd. deer hunt

The deer size at 1000 yards looks really small. Both scopes are still good but I prefer a bit more magnification.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:02 AM
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Re: How much magnification for 1000 yd. deer hunt

That will suffice for magnification, but might I suggest consider a better quality scope for thousand yard shooting.
The Nikon glass is probably good enough, but the one Nikon Monarch I had would not return to zero, nor were the turrets a true .25 MOA. That was only a sample of one, but I have had no problems with Nightforce scopes, nor the single Schmidt Bender I am also using. Turret function has been flawless and all have been precisely a quarter MOA with these scopes.
Most of the other brands of scopes I have used did not possess the precision turrets necessary for long range shooting. I had one, out of three, Zeiss Conquest scope that was this good, and I still have an old IOR that has good turrets.
I've spent enough on scopes that disappointed, to have purchased better scope at the outset, and saved myself a lot of frustration and money.
My $.02.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:45 AM
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Re: How much magnification for 1000 yd. deer hunt

Bushnell HDMR 3.5-21X50 will take care of your needs and is a GREAT scope for the price.
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Re: How much magnification for 1000 yd. deer hunt

I also prefer a little more power for deer at 1000 yards with 5 or 6x on the low end and 20-22x on the high end. I started out with a Leupold 4.5x14 MK4 that worked fine out to 700 yards or so but found the extra power was an advantage at the longer ranges particularly when the animal is in or near brushy or wooded terrain which always seems to be the case with deer. I have had good success with the Nightforce, Leupold MK4, and Huskemaw scopes. My buddy also had some issues with the Nikon's turret performance.
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I also prefer a little more power for deer at 1000 yards with 5 or 6x on the low end and 20-22x on the high end. .
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