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Old 10-13-2011, 11:54 AM
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Opnion on 45x vs 55x benchrest scope power

I am considering boosting my Weaver T36 scope to 55x, I've been trying to find bench shooters opnions on likes and dislikes of ultra high mag optics. This will sit on my 63lb 300 Weatherby Magnum, I have read 45x is more than enough power for 1000yards however this game is about small groups. I know mirage and smaller field of view go with higher power, just wonder what others shoot.
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This is an older picture of the 300 Weatherby when it had a Leupold.
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Re: Opnion on 45x vs 55x benchrest scope power

That's a beautiful rifle. I hope you have done well with it. Have you ever come in to Williamsport, PA to compete? You may want to try your question on accurateshooter.com. They are more dedicated to benchrest than on this sight.

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Re: Opnion on 45x vs 55x benchrest scope power

I use a 12-42x56 nightforce and it does great, it does magnify mirage but ya learn to read it, next spring I am going to swap to my 10-50x60 Sightron and see how it goes, also on a 68# 300wby.
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Re: Opnion on 45x vs 55x benchrest scope power

I'll check out that site, thanks for the link. As for groups since I am in-between scopes right now last Friday I mounted a Tasco Target Silhouette 36x with a Tucker reticule lock. Only went out to the 100yard mark and those 190grain MK's printed very nice!


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Re: Opnion on 45x vs 55x benchrest scope power

I'm surprised your not using 210 bergers or 208 hornady vlds., is that on a pre 64 mod 70 action? Can't see it real well in the pic.
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Re: Opnion on 45x vs 55x benchrest scope power

Funny you ask that......it was built in the 50's I think not really sure. Currently this is the second Hart 31" barrel, the rifle was built in PA. then shipped to CA. now MI. It's a M98 Mauser, trued and tuned to shoot.

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