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fixed 4x or vari 1-4x for ranch rifle?

shots max of 500 yards, mostly under 150. mostly for cyotes and deer. fixed 4x or variable 1-4x? and why? thanx for all input.
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    I would go with a 1-4X. 1X is pretty handy when something jumps out in front of you. I have a red dot sight on my ranch rifle and use it to hunt jacks (with a reduced load).
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    Re: fixed 4x or vari 1-4x for ranch rifle?

    The adjustable models are certainly handy, if its thick you will want to dial back. The Leupy 1.5x5 is one of my favorite scopes and no problem poking coyotes at 400.
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    Re: fixed 4x or vari 1-4x for ranch rifle?

    would you say that 4x will be enough for cyotes at 500 yards? that is unlikely, but would like to be prepared. at least optically. if no, i was looking at a 2-7x, but thought that a bit much for a 7.62x39 carbine.
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    Re: fixed 4x or vari 1-4x for ranch rifle?

    I dont think a 2x7 is too much for the caliber, especially if you reload, and you know your drops and practice. It seems like smaller targets allways present themselves and the more magnification helps. 1.5x5 or 2x7. I have a Kahles 2x7 on a scout rifle that is my most used platform.
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    Re: fixed 4x or vari 1-4x for ranch rifle?

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    The adjustable models are certainly handy, if its thick you will want to dial back. The Leupy 1.5x5 is one of my favorite scopes and no problem poking coyotes at 400.
    I've got 3 of these and I've really liked them..,picked up the Leupold 30mm 1-4x European eye relief is less critical, and it has a permanent home on my.375.
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    would you say that 4x will be enough for cyotes at 500 yards? that is unlikely, but would like to be prepared. at least optically. if no, i was looking at a 2-7x, but thought that a bit much for a 7.62x39 carbine.
    That would a tough shot with any scope. The rifle probably has 10" groups at that range - with no wind. Even 5 mph wind gusts will spread your groups out to 2-3 ft. The round may be subsonic too. Whichever scope you get, make sure it has enough elevation adjustment. The drop from a 100 yd zero is 20-25 moa, so you'll need at least 50 moa of adjustment range (60 moa is more likely), depending on how your rifle is built.
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