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Fixed power 10x or 16x? Worried about Mirage

 
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Old 07-17-2005, 08:14 PM
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Re: Fixed power 10x or 16x? Worried about Mirage

Mach V,

My 12x42x56 is a BR version with 1/8th minute clicks. I normally click up as needed but have started working with the reticle for holdover, which proved to be much faster.

Are you saying that the IOR 16x has a wider field of view than the NF set on 12x?

Since the original poster's rifle was chambered in 338 Lapua, I assumed he would be shooting biggame rather than small vermin. In that case I'd stick with the 10x for shots out to 600yds or so. Optical definition is far more important than magnification, at least in my opinion.

For paper punching I still like lots of magnification. Guess thats why I have all variables. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 07-17-2005, 09:15 PM
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Re: Fixed power 10x or 16x? Worried about Mirage

VH
Does the 16x IOR have a wider field of view than the NF set at 12x?
Dang near twice in fact,it has more than the 8-32 set at 8x too,another interesting fact it has a bigger field of view than Johns Leupold M1 2.5-10 .Thats why I said they are totaly different scopes.
To further my point I used a 5.5-16.5 Nikon Monarch on my AR for calling coyotes but for prairie dog use the 16x IOR was put on for its ability to cut through the mirage.For some reason a fixed scope seams to do better with Mirage than the variables.
For what he wants to do with the 338 I know the 16x IOR will work just fine.Granted the 10x would work too but the 16 will not be hindered all that much by mirage(if at all in the fall of the year especialy)I dont have problems with mirage with the 16x IOR and most of my shooting is done in the worst posible conditions!
John
The Monarchs are good scopes for sure!If you like the Leupold but think you want a little more power than yes the 16xIOR will work.You will be real impressed with the glass and field of view the 16x IOR offers
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:40 AM
 
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Re: Fixed power 10x or 16x? Worried about Mirage

Thanks to both of you guys for your input.
Mach V, I never even considered asking a question about FOV because I assumed it would be less with the 16x. That is great to know. I know that 10x would be fine for the game, but I do want to really reach out with this rifle and shoot some far away paper and/or steel so I do want higher magnification. Also, the 338 lapua wouldn't be my primary deer rifle anyway. It would be for those LR field set-ups where I'll be shooting 200-500 yards so I'm not worried about a deer sneaking up inside 100 anyway.

I'm sold. 16x it is!

Thanks again!
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