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

 
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:18 PM
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Re: What is your preferred scope magnifcation for 600 - 1000 yards?

Taller rings, say, high or super high may allow you to move the scope back a little further. You may also need to add a cheek pad after doing this to achieve a proper cheek weld.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:19 PM
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Re: What is your preferred scope magnifcation for 600 - 1000 yards?

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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
It shouldn't make a difference. You won't know though till you try.
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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
At 50 yards on deer or something larger I wouldn't even bother looking through the scope, just sight along the side of the barrel and shoot.
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Re: What is your preferred scope magnifcation for 600 - 1000 yards?

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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?
A rail mount would solve that for you. Fair warning though, if you get it too far back you'll end up with a half moon scar above your right eye.
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Re: What is your preferred scope magnifcation for 600 - 1000 yards?

If i'm shooting for load development or little spots such as clay targets @ 1000 yds, I want power; like 22x from my 5.5x22 NF. But, when hunting, I don't need as much; such as 10x from my 2.5-10NF. On Saturday, I was putting my rifle through a last minute acid test prior to our Utah elk season this Saturday. I was shooting an 8" plate @ 818 yds and 10x was just fine.

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:02 AM
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Re: What is your preferred scope magnifcation for 600 - 1000 yards?

You will never find a better all around scope for these distances than a Schmidt and Bender classic 2.5-10 X 56.
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Re: What is your preferred scope magnifcation for 600 - 1000 yards?

You will never find a better all around scope for these distances than a Schmidt and Bender classic 2.5-10 X 56.
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