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What is your preferred scope magnifcation for 600 - 1000 yards?

 
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agreed. I've even gone down to 5x at 100 yards, when shooting at 1 inch diamond targets
Yep I hate getting too much magnification, I'll shoot far worse with too much than not enough.
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Yep I hate getting too much magnification, I'll shoot far worse with too much than not enough.
Well, I ended up with a 5-20x44 Monarch. After I mount it and send some 7s down range I'll offer my opinion. I have noticed already though that the eye relief is less at 20 than at 5. Nikon claims a constant eye relief regardless of mag.
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Well, I ended up with a 5-20x44 Monarch. After I mount it and send some 7s down range I'll offer my opinion. I have noticed already though that the eye relief is less at 20 than at 5. Nikon claims a constant eye relief regardless of mag.
At long range it's hard to have "too much magnification" although I generally think 16x is more than plenty. I've taken prairie dogs at 600+ with 10x and 14x scopes with no problem.

Up close though, you can find you have way too much real fast.
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At long range it's hard to have "too much magnification" although I generally think 16x is more than plenty. I've taken prairie dogs at 600+ with 10x and 14x scopes with no problem.

Up close though, you can find you have way too much real fast.
That is the reason I debate with myself between a 5.5-22 and a 3.5-15 Nightforce, I'd like the extra power, but when the shots get down to 50 yards or less, that min power becomes an issue
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Re: What is your preferred scope magnifcation for 600 - 1000 yards?

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What scope and what range are you sighting in?

At 100yds that bull's eye is going to be huge and if it's a lower end scope with questionable parallax adjustment it might not work out too well.

Zeroing at 100yds I generally find 10x or less to be more than adequate.

Im sighting in a viper 6.5-20X44, yeah thats my point i would like to sight in at a lower power but would it effect me (zero) when i got out to say 500-700 and turn the power up to say 16 or so? thanks for the help guys sorry if they are dumb questions
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Im sighting in a viper 6.5-20X44, yeah thats my point i would like to sight in at a lower power but would it effect me (zero) when i got out to say 500-700 and turn the power up to say 16 or so? thanks for the help guys sorry if they are dumb questions
I can tell you from experience, the scope won't lose zero when dialing through the power range. I use to have one. It went a rifle I sold.
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Re: What is your preferred scope magnifcation for 600 - 1000 yards?

I need to mount a Monarch scope on a Savage 114 as back as far as possible so I don't have to crane forward very much to get a good sight picture. The front bell of the scope is the limiting factor. With Leupold 2 piece or even 1 piece, the scope ends up a few inches forward of where I'd like it to be.

Would a picatinny rail or something like that help mount it father back?

Is there another solution to make this work the way I want?
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