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

 
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:02 PM
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Re: What is your preferred scope magnifcation for 600 - 1000 yards?

Though I am using a NF 2.5-10, I like the Schmidt Bender 3-12x42, as offered by Darrell Holland. His version has .25 MOA turrets and MOA reticle. I spoke with him about this scope last week, and am seriously considering selling my new-this-summer NF.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:31 PM
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Re: What is your preferred scope magnifcation for 600 - 1000 yards?

I'm a magnification whore. I like my 5-25's. I may not always need it, but its nice to have it when I do.

Here's a deer 945yds out at 25x.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:06 AM
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Re: What is your preferred scope magnifcation for 600 - 1000 yards?

More the merrier. Here is a photo of a target 1,000 yards away. Pic taken through a March 8-80 power adjusted to 80 power. After you get enough power the mirage disappears. From what I read it enlarges the mirage so much that you look in between the waves or something like that.

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Old 10-12-2012, 01:42 PM
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More the merrier. Here is a photo of a target 1,000 yards away. Pic taken through a March 8-80 power adjusted to 80 power. After you get enough power the mirage disappears. From what I read it enlarges the mirage so much that you look in between the waves or something like that.

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I am guessing that the target in the picture is not an official IBS 1000 yard target. They are 42x42, and appear bigger in my 42X nightforce's. This HAS to be a much smaller target. Yes??? No??

On another subject....I too, am a whore when it comes to magnification......BUT.....I will not give up to much when it comes to scope travel (ie..elevation). For extreme LR hunting, the 100 or so MOA with a 5.5-22 NSX is awsome. Give me the 42x magnification with the 100 MOA elevation adjustment. I think I would trade my first born for something like that!!!

Also, as far as "to much" magnification at short range when punching paper.....there is a reason that ALL of the point blank BR guys are shooting high power (35x, 40x, 45x..ect) scopes. There is also a reason why one of the BR classes restricts the scope to 6x. It is harder!!!! AIM SMALL, MISS SMALL!!

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

The target looks square to me on top of a larger "white" paper. I'm not sure if the target is not regulation size.

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Old 10-13-2012, 04:24 PM
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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.
I like to go to a smaller bull at 100 yards with my 24x and 32x scopes-- say a 1/4" dot-- seems to do dang well if I do my part
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I am guessing that the target in the picture is not an official IBS 1000 yard target. They are 42x42, and appear bigger in my 42X nightforce's. This HAS to be a much smaller target. Yes??? No??

On another subject....I too, am a whore when it comes to magnification......BUT.....I will not give up to much when it comes to scope travel (ie..elevation). For extreme LR hunting, the 100 or so MOA with a 5.5-22 NSX is awsome. Give me the 42x magnification with the 100 MOA elevation adjustment. I think I would trade my first born for something like that!!!

Also, as far as "to much" magnification at short range when punching paper.....there is a reason that ALL of the point blank BR guys are shooting high power (35x, 40x, 45x..ect) scopes. There is also a reason why one of the BR classes restricts the scope to 6x. It is harder!!!! AIM SMALL, MISS SMALL!!
Take a look at this video where I got the photo at 80 power according to the guy shooting:


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