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2.5-10X or 6-24X

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Unread 11-23-2003, 11:16 PM
 
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2.5-10X or 6-24X

Looking at replacing the scope on my 270 win. I want to go to a mil-dot reticle and found a few that fit my price range. My shots will go to 800 yards. What kind of magnifaction do you guys like and why. The 2 scopes at the top of my list are the same except one is a 2.5-10 and the other is a 6-24. Which one should I get?
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    Unread 11-24-2003, 10:54 AM
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    Re: 2.5-10X or 6-24X

    I like more mag so would suggest the 6X24. I hunt LR with a 6X24 Elite 4000scope. Worked well for me this season.

    Jerry
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    Unread 11-24-2003, 11:01 AM
     
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    Re: 2.5-10X or 6-24X

    I get the odd short range shot. Will I be unhappy with only being able to go down to 6X? Is it easyer to range with the mil-dot at higher mag (24 vs 10)?

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    Unread 11-24-2003, 08:20 PM
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    Re: 2.5-10X or 6-24X

    Harv
    I've got a 6.5x20 and have shot deer inside 50 yards, the only time I have any problems finding them is when they are flat out hauling butt. I'd have to agree with Jerry it's nice to have the extra magnification when you want it.
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    Unread 11-24-2003, 08:50 PM
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    Re: 2.5-10X or 6-24X

    I like the leupold 8.5x25 for the long range
    game.You roll it up and it hits what you are aiming on, you roll it back down and it still hits what you are aiming on.This scope is great for long range, might be a little difficult at close range.
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    Unread 11-24-2003, 09:10 PM
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    Re: 2.5-10X or 6-24X

    If you are going to use this rifle just for long shots I would go with the 6x24 but if you are going to shoot short range and long range from 10 to 800 yards go with the 2.5x10X.
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    Unread 11-25-2003, 09:18 AM
     
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    Re: 2.5-10X or 6-24X

    Thanks. Is ranging with the mil-dot at a higher power better than lower power (24 vs 10)?
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