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12X for 750 yards

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Old 03-16-2009, 08:04 PM
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12X for 750 yards

Will a 12X Leupold VX-II do the job for shots to 750 yards? I have a line on one for a good price but may hold off for something with more manification.

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Old 03-16-2009, 08:27 PM
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Re: 12X for 750 yards

I would think more power would be needed, but my eye sight isn't what it used to be.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:57 AM
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Re: 12X for 750 yards

Plenty for hunting. I avoid anything over 14X for hunting and regularly shoot 500-1000 on big game with no complaints. For a range or prairie dog scope the higher mag works but for a big game rifle where shots are in low light and you might get that quick 60 yard oppoortunity, less is more.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:28 PM
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Re: 12X for 750 yards

In my experiance, for hunting even a 10x is decent for 750 yards. Much after that I like more. I like more anyway but I find 10 is at least adequete. BTW, I have shot all my personal best groups at 1K with a fixed 10x. Dont know if that has anything to do with it but it is an interesting point.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:05 PM
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Re: 12X for 750 yards

Only you can decide if 12X is enough at that distance. For me, no way.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:19 PM
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Re: 12X for 750 yards

With a fine duplex it should work. I've got 4 or 5 sitting on prairie dog guns that work great out past 400 on the little buggers.
The 12x Leupold is a great scope for the money(asuming your buying used) I've pickt up all of mine for less than $375 and a couple a lot cheaper than that. The fixed scope are a lot sharper and have a bigger field of view than a variables. If they came with a genII reticle I would have a lot more of them!!
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:51 PM
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Re: 12X for 750 yards

Using a 12x scope at 750 yards is similar to no magnification at 65 yards. If you can see well enough to shoot open sights or ghost rings at 65 yards, then the answer is "yes."

I use a 4x out to 250 yards, so for me a 12x would be fine to 750 yards.

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