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Unread 04-16-2010, 11:07 AM
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Scope Magnification

I have a 7mm WSM and love it. Savage action, McGowan barrel, Stockade stock. Needs a Nightforce though. I was thinking 3.5x15x56 or would you go with the 5.5x22x56.

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    Unread 04-16-2010, 11:13 AM
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    Re: Scope Magnification

    if it was me I would go with the 5.5x22. Doesn't hurt to have extra magnification if needed.
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    Heres a pick. It has a 2.5x12.5 clearidge on it now. I kind of like the idea of a 3.5x15x56 for low light deer hunting.

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    Re: Scope Magnification

    Id go with the 5.5x22x56 also, just make sure you can get a good cheek weld with your scope mounted that high. Good Luck
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    Re: Scope Magnification

    If you compare the two, I bet that the 15x on the 5.5-22 will be brighter than the 3.5-15. Simply because the 15x is toward the middle of the power range and the 15x on the smaller scope is at the top of the power range. Maybe someone can chime in and agree or disagree on this theory.

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    Re: Scope Magnification

    Just to let you all know I actually decided on the 3.5x15x56. After shooting this clearidge 2.5x12.5x40 I was easily hitting targets out to 1200yrds so I think the 3.5x15x56 will be a good hunting setup.
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    Re: Scope Magnification

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    Just to let you all know I actually decided on the 3.5x15x56. After shooting this clearidge 2.5x12.5x40 I was easily hitting targets out to 1200yrds so I think the 3.5x15x56 will be a good hunting setup.


    I like the 3.5X15 better than the 5.5X22 as a hunting scope unless you are shooting past 1000 yards and then the extra magnification helps a bit
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