Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics


Reply

20-45x65 or 20-60x80?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-27-2013, 11:43 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 7
20-45x65 or 20-60x80?

Do I need the 60x or do you guys think that 45X is sufficient? Im Moving to and will be hunting in WA state
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-27-2013, 11:44 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 6,397
Re: 20-45x65 or 20-60x80?

I have an old 15-45, but I feel it's not quite sufficient, so I plan on buying a 20-60x80 soon.
__________________
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger

"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith

Ignore everything I say, because I have a reading comprehension and memory problem...

Quote:
Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-27-2013, 11:50 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,940
Re: 20-45x65 or 20-60x80?

I have a Swaro ATS 20~60x80 HD. I often crank it back off the 60x to get a clearer picture. The mirage on 60X is the limiting factor. 60X is only for those few times when we have great conditions. Many times from 1 to 2 miles I will back off the power to put horns on a bull.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-28-2013, 02:53 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 1,913
Re: 20-45x65 or 20-60x80?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
I have a Swaro ATS 20~60x80 HD. I often crank it back off the 60x to get a clearer picture. The mirage on 60X is the limiting factor. 60X is only for those few times when we have great conditions. Many times from 1 to 2 miles I will back off the power to put horns on a bull.

Jeff
That Swaro is a great scope. I slobbered over several this past weekend...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-28-2013, 03:13 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 7
Re: 20-45x65 or 20-60x80?

Well thats one for each side. Anyone else?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-28-2013, 03:58 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 2,643
Re: 20-45x65 or 20-60x80?

I've got the Swaro 20-60x80, and I'll second what Broz said. Best use I've got from the 60x was checking out the full moon, on a clear cold Wyoming night at about 9000'. Midday antelope same trip, and mirage even at 20x got tough. Get a best quality optic, and either is workable.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-28-2013, 09:17 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kennewick, WA
Posts: 141
Re: 20-45x65 or 20-60x80?

Im looking for one as well, just not sure on the size of some. Could get a Vortex 20x60x80 but not sure on one that size for actually using to hunt in the field with.

Bu the way where in Wa are u moving too?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC