Originally Posted by joseph
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.
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!!