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Old 08-26-2012, 10:27 PM
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Fixed power scope ?

I'm looking at purchasing another scope to be used strictly for target shooting. From 100 yards to 1000 yards. I've always had variable scopes but the price is pretty enticing for a fixed power. I realize you can't adjust power to compensate for heavy mirage but shooting is just for hobby not competition. I know I will get conflicting opinions but I would like some input.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:48 PM
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Re: Fixed power scope ?

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I'm looking at purchasing another scope to be used strictly for target shooting. From 100 yards to 1000 yards. I've always had variable scopes but the price is pretty enticing for a fixed power. I realize you can't adjust power to compensate for heavy mirage but shooting is just for hobby not competition. I know I will get conflicting opinions but I would like some input.

I think that the M8x12 Leupold is about the best fixed power scope I have ever used.

It Is a target scope and has target turrets. The glass is great.

If you can find one ,look through it and you will see.

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Old 08-27-2012, 01:25 AM
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J E Custom makes a good pitch for a great scope=Last I counted there are six 12x Leupolds (usually run $350 used depending on reticle and turrents) on doggin guns in the safe. They work great for small targets out to 500 yards or so but my old eyes dont do as well as they use to.
There are a couple of IOR 16x scopes on longer range units that cost roughly twice what the Leupolds run used but well worth it for me past 500 yards.With roughly 100moa of travel they come in handy when things aint as straight as they should be.
For $522 there is a 20x Sightron on the 338 Edge that has not been there long but so far its showing a lot of primise. This unit has 155 MOA of travel! Had it out today and 20x was not a problem but did have to turn down a couple of variable to 20x to see past the mirage.
The glass and field of view are a real plus on all of the fixed powers I've used.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:48 AM
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I have actually been leaning towards the Sightrons. I owned a gun shop for a while and we sold some lower priced Sightrons. I would install them for customers and take them out to the range to zero them and I was amazed at how accurate the tracking was on them. I wanted at least at least 24 power and have been considering 36. In your opinion is 36 to much. I live in So Ga and we do have a lot of heat and the mirage is bad at times but I can be pretty selective as when to shoot.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:41 AM
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Re: Fixed power scope ?

Here in Wyoming 20x is about as high as I can go. I use to have a couple of NF br models in 8-32 and 12-42. I found that just like most other scopes anything past 20x has very limited use...Early morning or late evening and even then it was iffy if I could utilize the full power.
If you have time to pick your shooting time and conditions 36 would work but IMHO great glass @16-20x beats good glass @ 36x in about any condition.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:32 PM
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Re: Fixed power scope ?

I have a Mark4 10X I like a lot, no problems seeing smaller targets so far but I've only shot it out to 568 yards. I can't see why a 10 or 12 power wouldn't be fine for hunting out to at least 600 yards.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:24 PM
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Agreed, 10x is enough for hunting out to 750 yards. My goto hunting rifle has a 3-9 on it, 3x for jump shooting and 9x out to 750 yards. BUT he is talking target shooting and for that I prefer all the magnifiction mirage will allow. Even with small targets like prairie dogs I prefer to keep under 500yards......I much prefer to aim at a spot on the dog rather than shooting center mass.
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