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8.5-25 too much for 1000yd target shooting?

 
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Old 03-12-2003, 03:07 PM
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8.5-25 too much for 1000yd target shooting?

Between the 6.5-20 and the 8.5-25 LR, would the 8.5 yield too much mirage on the higher magnifications for use on 1000yd paper? Would I be better served to save some money and go with a 20x maximum? I want to use it to hunt also, but the hunting this rifle does is NO LESS than 100yds, and most of the time, much more. My closest crop damage shot is usually 300yds+/-, so a minimum of 8.5 is no issue.
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Old 03-12-2003, 06:36 PM
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Re: 8.5-25 too much for 1000yd target shooting?

JustC,

Most of the competitors on the line at last years Regional NRA Long Range Champ. were using either bench rest Nightforces, or Leupolds. The Leupolds I noticed most were 6x20's, 8.5x25's and 16X MkIV's.

That was a good enough endoresment for me.

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Re: 8.5-25 too much for 1000yd target shooting?

That is why they make em variable. If you get mirage turn it down. Seen guys have to go to 14-16x. The 8.5-25 is a very good scope for BR or hunting.

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Old 03-12-2003, 10:36 PM
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Re: 8.5-25 too much for 1000yd target shooting?

You can allways turn a 25x down. It's hard to turn a 16x up to 25x. I would say 25x is not enough...
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Re: 8.5-25 too much for 1000yd target shooting?

Soooooo, I'm guessing you guys say go high and turn it down. Thanks
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Re: 8.5-25 too much for 1000yd target shooting?

At the October Williamsport Shoot last year I saw several scopes that had the Premier Reticle Power Boost installed.
I believe this gun has a 20-50X boost.
Sorry the photo isn't at a better angle. Take note of the "boost" between the power ring and the eyepiece.



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Old 03-16-2003, 07:05 PM
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Re: 8.5-25 too much for 1000yd target shooting?

Does anyone ever use the 3-10x M1 for those matches?
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