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Unread 04-16-2012, 05:59 PM
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Magnification for Shooting

What power setting on your scope do you use for shooting target or animal at 100 yards all the way to 1000 yards? Besides seeing the target closer with higher power setting does it make any other differences.
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    Unread 04-16-2012, 06:41 PM
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    Re: Magnification for Shooting

    My Nightforce stays on 22x !
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    Unread 04-17-2012, 08:06 AM
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    Re: Magnification for Shooting

    My scope spends 99% of the time on 24x. Aim small miss small. You can shoot a 1000 yards at a 2' white board with a 3x9 but you can shoot a 4" dot on that wight board with a 6-24. Seeing you target better, aiming at a more specific point of you target allows better hits. It also allows the shooter to detect smaller movement in his platform which makes it easier to correct. The same is true at a 100 yards. I have a 4x dragunove scope that can target said wight board at 1200 meters but for any serious attempt to be accurate at that range, I want 20+ magnification.
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    Unread 04-17-2012, 08:29 AM
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    Re: Magnification for Shooting

    My Scope stays on 10X!
    Just my 2c
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    Re: Magnification for Shooting

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    My scope spends 99% of the time on 24x. Aim small miss small. You can shoot a 1000 yards at a 2' white board with a 3x9 but you can shoot a 4" dot on that wight board with a 6-24. Seeing you target better, aiming at a more specific point of you target allows better hits. It also allows the shooter to detect smaller movement in his platform which makes it easier to correct. The same is true at a 100 yards. I have a 4x dragunove scope that can target said wight board at 1200 meters but for any serious attempt to be accurate at that range, I want 20+ magnification.
    For hunting some good points above. I always hunt with it on the lowest setting, and then zoom if I need to or have the time. I don't shoot at mid distance 500+ or beyond if the animal is moving so there is time to adjust. Anything under 500 is simply a point and shoot and for me. 4-6x is more then enough power for a quick point and shoot if no time to turn it up. If I have time I will zoom in more even at 300 just because of the "Aim Small Hit Small" thought. You have to be able to know where your holding....and the only way is to have quality glass with enough magnification for the distance your shooting. I see guys get in more trouble with too much magnification for distance compared to not enough.
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    Re: Magnification for Shooting

    I guess I would have to say the terrain, environment, and weather dictate this for me!
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    Re: Magnification for Shooting

    My recipe

    1 primium hunting rifle

    50 hand crafted loaded rounds

    1 priemium scope...perferably NF 5.5-22 x 56 in sturdy rings and on a 20 moa picatinny rail.

    1 priemium sling

    Set scope at 5.5 and dial to taste.
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