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how much scope is enough?

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Unread 06-11-2007, 01:46 AM
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Re: how much scope is enough?

Id say 10x is enough for up to 1000 meters/miles or so for deer size targets.

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Heck I shoot golf ball sized targets out to 1000 miles all the time with my eleventybillionsuperbanger magum and a 10x scope [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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Oops my yards became miles lol. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Its been sunshine and over 30 C ( 90 F) where I shoot for a week now. The mirage is quite serious, add a warm suppressor and it gets interesting.
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Unread 06-12-2007, 12:12 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Mouth of Hobble Crk Canyon, Utah
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Re: how much scope is enough?

One thing, besides the the Schott Glass (same stuff in Zeiss), I really liked was the 1:6 ratio for IOR scopes. My 3-18x42 Tactical is an awesome peice of glass. I can crank it down to 3x for walking around and up to any power I feel is capable of completing the task at hand, based upon the mirage.

875 yard Ackley w/ IOR 3-18x42 Tactical scope
Just realized the phot's date is wrong. It was about 2 weeks back.
Right side of Rem 700 w/ IOR 3-18x42 in 30-06 Ackley

For reference, the gongs are 15" x 25" (20" to top of shoulder)and 10" round from LV Steel.
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