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Unread 03-06-2012, 03:05 AM
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looking for a scope to learn with

looking for a scope to put on my 223 and learn to shoot longer distances. I want to learn how to use the mildots efficiently for varmint hunting and if i get good then i want to use for big game. after lots of research and limited funds i have concluded i want a 3-15 ffp tactical weaver with .1 mil adjustments. does anybody have experience with this scope? will i be able to use for big game out to 800+ yards effectively? is there enough adjustment in the turrets to shoot 1000 or will i need modified bases and rings? iv heard good things about this and a lot of bang for your buck
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    Re: looking for a scope to learn with

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    will i be able to use for big game out to 800+ yards effectively?
    not on a 223
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    Re: looking for a scope to learn with

    The scope will work on big game just fine. The caliber will not. You can take deer to 200yds with a 223, but I wouldn't go any further.
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    And, with the right twist rate to stabilize the high BC bullets, you can shoot targets to 800+ yds with that scope and a 223. It simply lacks energy at that distance for reliable kills on big game.
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    Re: looking for a scope to learn with

    From what I have seen that scope has 27 mil adjustment, the 4-20 has 16mil, which is not alot. I have some interest in these scopes for my 257 wby. The 27 mil is plenty. I like the reticule design, EMDR
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    ya i wouldnt try to use that for elk. i just want to learn the scope on the 223 and once i get efficient using it i will transfer to my 300 win mag. i currently have leupold vx 2 3-9 on both of those guns. i just need a good scope at a decent price to learn to shoot longer distances. i have shot elk out to 500-600 with the scope i have now but i wast completely comfortable with it so i think its time to upgrade. I appreciate the feedback. LRH is an AWESOME website and im excited i found it!
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    Re: looking for a scope to learn with

    Definitely not .223 for taking big game at much distance. In fact, in a few states is illegal.
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