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Old 01-21-2004, 06:41 PM
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F.O.V. for a beginner

Shopping for scopes to get the most for my money, I have run accross a question. I found 2 scopes that are both 6-24x50. Both are brands well known.
#1) FOV is 16' at 6x and 4' at 24x
#2) FOV is 46' at 6x and 18' at 24x
Why is there such a diference at the same magnification? Or is there more to this than joe shmoe would usualy know.
I am looking for a scope for my hunting rifle/target rifle. Here in Northeren Michigan, it is real hard to even find a 300yrd shot. But would like to shoot paper out to 600 or 800yrds on the range for fun. If I used scope #2, wouldn't it be harder to make out the center of a target at that distance than with scope #1? Jeff
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Old 01-22-2004, 05:10 AM
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Re: F.O.V. for a beginner

#2 is all whacked out, no way it's correct.
I wish I had an 18' FOV!! Not even at 5.5x do I have that.

The FOV will get smaller at higher magnification.

The image in both scopes will be magnified the same amount if on the same power, say 24x. The larger FOV will just let you see more to the sides, above and below, just like lower power does, gives you more FOV, BUT it sacrifices magnification to do it.

Good scopes usually have a good wide FOV, say 4' on a low end scope verses 5-6' wide FOV on a higher end scope, at 24x of course.

What are the scopes are you looking at?
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Old 01-22-2004, 01:04 PM
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Re: F.O.V. for a beginner

#1 is a BSA Contender with 1/8 MOA,@ $200.00, 16" long, 23oz.
#2 is a Tasco with 1/8 MOA, @ $230.00, 14 1/2" long, 26oz.
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Jeff,

I'd save up some more money and get a good scope, trust me you'll be p.o. when one of those scopes losses its zero, point of impact shift when you change power, or when you cant zero because the scope will not track right. you'll only cry once with a decent scope and thats when you buy it.

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Old 01-22-2004, 05:28 PM
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Re: F.O.V. for a beginner

Unfortunatly, Most of those scopes cost more than what I make in a month or more. That is why I didnt list the name to start with. Learning about the sport should not have to start with the brand name. Simply trying to figure out why there is such a differance in the FOV at the same power.
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Re: F.O.V. for a beginner

Musket_O

With little bit of watching, you can find good used Bausch and Lomb 3200 or 4200 series, Nikon or Sightron for the same money or less than what those cost new.

Get something with target knobs.

My advice would be the B&L and wait until you can find a good one used for that price on Ebay or one of the other boards.

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Old 01-22-2004, 06:56 PM
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Re: F.O.V. for a beginner

And again it is right back to who can buy what brand. How about just answering the question? It will be a sad day when the sport of shooting dies because the new guy cant afford to learn. This is the third topic I have asked about, and got the same response. As for all the good I have heard about the wealth of information on this site, I guess you have to spend alot, then find out what to do with it.
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