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Old 08-03-2010, 07:55 PM
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spotting scope for 600 yrds

Ok i know this is prob. the 1,000,000,000 time this has come up but i cant find the info i am looking for. I am shooting out to 600 yrds. at our local range what power spotting scope is needed to see the holes in paper. the only thing i have found is that you cant see the holes from that far with any power. If this is the case would a 20 to 60 by 80 work for long range shng as a norm for say out to 400 to 500 yrds?
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:28 PM
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Re: spotting scope for 600 yrds

Magnification is important, but more important is the quality of the glass, and the atmospheric conditions. Bore size can be an important factor too.
I would encourage you to use some shoot-N-see targets as it will enlarge the area around the bullet hole.
I have a Leupold 12-40HD spotting scope, and I will be soon be using a Vortex HD Razor, with both eye-pieces.
Most of the time when I am practicing at distance I shoot at steel painted white, and in good conditions I can see hits beyond 1200 yards with my rifle scope.

The only time I have every seen bullet holes in a paper target at 1000 yards, was at Missoula, during the sighter period. I saw three bullets holes, then the conditions changed and I couldn't see them anymore. Bore was 6.5 and the scope was a S&B PM2 5-25 with ART Reticle.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:17 PM
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Re: spotting scope for 600 yrds

thanks I shoot a zeiss 4.5 x 14 x 50 so the scope is ok. i have shot out to 300 yrds. but i am now wanting to start the 600 yrd line stuff and under for hunting. i have been looking at the buris land mark 20-60-80 but was told that i would not be able to see the .277 and 30 cal holes at that distance do to a lot of things. Iwas just wandering if i had been told right? 250 to 300 will be my range for the spotting scope. thanks for the info.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:27 PM
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Re: spotting scope for 600 yrds

I just got one of the Vortex Razor HD Spotting scopes, and I can't wait to check this one out--It has received some very high marks in the reviews I have read.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:56 PM
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Re: spotting scope for 600 yrds

yea i am sure it will be nice. Do you think you will be able to see the holes at 1000yrds in paper? Or is it just the splash on steel.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:02 PM
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Re: spotting scope for 600 yrds

I think seeing holes at 1K on paper is a rarity with any kind of glass
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:30 PM
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Re: spotting scope for 600 yrds

thanks for the reply the more i learn the less i know.
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