Originally Posted by snowpro440
Hi everybody, just thought I would ask about reccomendations on scopes for 400 to 1200 yard shooting at targets and game for my 300 win mag. I have the cheaper made scopes such as tasco ,simmons,and bushnell up to 16 power and i need more magnification and quality, I looked through someone else's nightforce in the 12x42x56 benchrestand i was amazed at the difference an clarity,but the price goes along way . Is there something out there in the $700 range that will give me the clear glass look an magnification to shoot at 1200 yds?
I would look at scopes in the 6.5x20x50 or 56 range.
The eye relief (position of the head to the ocular lense) becomes very critical in hunting conditions if you go much more than that. If you plan on shooting prone all the time
then you can go with more power.
I prefer the 4.5x14x 50s for all around use and 14x is plenty of power for 1200yrds even
for my old eyes. and I recomend 30mm tubes with side focus.( Bigger glass,Better light ).
Leupold makes good scopes in this price range as do others so you can start there and
compare features and then decide whitch Brand you want.
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