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

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Old 11-17-2011, 10:12 AM
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Re: fixed 4x or vari 1-4x for ranch rifle?

Originally Posted by dig View Post
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.

Id have to go along with that choice
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:23 AM
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Re: fixed 4x or vari 1-4x for ranch rifle?

Originally Posted by bruce_ventura View Post
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.
ran the numbers here on the lrh calc. it is 20 moa drop, 4.6 moa wind @ 5mph, and the bullet will go trans sonic round 550yrds. this was at an estimated mv of 2350fps. should be higher wen i reload, and factor in the barrel length, but was a modest estimate for sort of minimum ballistics i believe i could achieve

this will be shot out of an 18.5" barreled cz carbine not a 16" AK. more precise, and longer barrel.

want to keep the thing as light as possible, so was really giving thought to either the leupy Vx-II 1-4x or the VX-II ultralight 2-7x. they are within .3oz. of each other, anyone got any experience with either of those?
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