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20-45x65 or 20-60x80?

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Unread 03-27-2013, 11:43 AM
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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
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    Unread 03-27-2013, 11:44 AM
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    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.
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    Unread 03-27-2013, 11:50 AM
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    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.

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    Re: 20-45x65 or 20-60x80?

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    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.

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    Unread 03-28-2013, 03:13 PM
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    Re: 20-45x65 or 20-60x80?

    Well thats one for each side. Anyone else?
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    Unread 03-28-2013, 03:58 PM
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    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.
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    Unread 03-28-2013, 09:17 PM
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    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?
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