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Old 03-19-2009, 05:13 AM
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Re: 12X for 750 yards

Think about this: High magnification equates to reduced field of view and more difficulty in maintaining a steady hold. I like a variable i.e., 6.5-20X. It can be adjusted accordingly.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:41 PM
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Re: 12X for 750 yards

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Think about this: High magnification equates to reduced field of view and more difficulty in maintaining a steady hold. I like a variable i.e., 6.5-20X. It can be adjusted accordingly.
I agree with Gene. But I'll throw in 5.5 x 22 (NF)

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Old 03-22-2009, 05:15 AM
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Re: 12X for 750 yards

Personaly I prefer the 3.5X15 NXS as an all around hunting scope, nothing wrong with the 5.5X22 just my preference
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:21 AM
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Re: 12X for 750 yards

Buckbrush,

I just went through the same scenario (deciding what was adequate - only for 1000yds).

In order to help me decide, I set up a couple of my existing variable power scopes on my back porch and looked over the pastures behind my home where I had good clear lanes of vision out to about 900 yds where the closest tree line is.

My debate was whether a 10x was enough for a 1000 yard hunting shot.

Bottom line after zeroing in on "cow pies" at about 700 yards, is that the 10x was absolutely enough glass to do the job. It in fact would be adequate out to 1000 yards for game size animals. (Benchrest shooting of course is another story). At that juncture, I decided that a variable scope up to 10 or 12X would be perfectly acceptable.

Is more better? Maybe, but I don't think it's "required" or in some instances even desired. Once you start getting up to the more powerful, higher quality scopes, you are paying the price with considerable added size and weight.

The only caveat to what I said above is that the quality of the optics has a lot to do with what you can or can't see at a specific magnification. Get the best quality glass you possibly can in any case. A smaller crystal clear picture beats a larger, fuzzy picture EVERY time.

Suggest you take a decent variable power scope with all the potential powers you are considering and sit down somewhere and do your own evaluation. I think you'll be surprised at what you discover. But at least you'll personally know what works for you.

Hope this helps. Good luck.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:50 PM
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Re: 12X for 750 yards

I bought the scope. I got a good deal so I can shoot it for a while and see what happens. I did mount it on the gun and scanned our pastures at 12x looking at calves and I think if I spend some time behind it it will work just fine.

I thank everyone for their advice.

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Old 03-28-2009, 10:34 AM
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When you get that additional time behind the scope, don't forget to let us know what you think about it.

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Old 03-29-2009, 05:21 PM
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Re: 12X for 750 yards

I used to use a 10x Leupold UltraMark 10 to shoot clay birds out to 750yds. Didn't have any problems at the time. My eyes aren't what they used to be, though.
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