close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics

Reply

fixed vs vari power

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 02-07-2010, 08:50 AM
B23 B23 is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Spokane, Wa.
Posts: 1,044
fixed vs vari power

I need to put a scope on a 22mag that I will use mostly for sage rat shooting out to about 100yds or so. I am considering going with a fixed 8x or 10x. This will be a maximum of $300 scope.

Looking for opinions on if you think a fixed power scope in this price range will have better optics than a variable power scope in the same price range.

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 02-07-2010, 09:52 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Location: Texas
    Posts: 7,001
    Re: fixed vs vari power

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by B23 View Post
    I need to put a scope on a 22mag that I will use mostly for sage rat shooting out to about 100yds or so. I am considering going with a fixed 8x or 10x. This will be a maximum of $300 scope.

    Looking for opinions on if you think a fixed power scope in this price range will have better optics than a variable power scope in the same price range.

    Thanks
    The problem with the fixed power scopes is the minimum distance that you can focus is not
    good for a rim fire. I would recomend something like a 2x10x, 3x12x or a 4.5x 14.

    The Nikon Buck master will work great and it is arround $300.oo plus it has side focus.

    Just my opinion.

    J E CUSTOM
    __________________
    "PRESS ON"
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 02-07-2010, 02:19 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Posts: 3,546
    Re: fixed vs vari power

    I have a 3-9 on my 22 and it works well...not to perfection but, then again I wasn't going to invest too much money on a scope for my 22. I'm not a fan of fixed power.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 02-07-2010, 02:57 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Location: NW MT
    Posts: 3,075
    Re: fixed vs vari power

    I have one of the cabelas pine ridge 2-7x32, w/ tact. dials,100-275, but I marked my dial for 50 start. They have 3-9,3-12,6-18, with 3-4 dials 17 hmr, 22 hornet, 22 mag, 100-180 bucks they are fun
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: fixed vs vari power
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Fixed or vari power scope? mpk1996 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 2 11-03-2010 01:19 PM
    Leupold Mark 4s. Original fixed power vs newer variable power durability Michael Eichele Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 2 10-21-2010 05:36 PM
    WTB: 24X fixed power scope Bob the nailer Optics For Sale 3 02-18-2010 09:18 AM
    fixed power? blipelt Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 0 06-01-2008 06:07 PM
    fixed 10 power for elk hunting land308 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 6 08-15-2007 10:01 AM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC