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how far would you shoot with a 16x scope?

 
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:54 AM
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how far would you shoot with a 16x scope?

Hello guys,

I just got a schmid bender pmii scope that has 16x magnification. Now I am wondering, how far would you shoot deer size game with it? Its on a 300 win mag.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:56 AM
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Re: how far would you shoot with a 16x scope?

As far as your 300 win will accurately kill a deer. 1000 to 1200 yards anyway. Sure I would like a little more magnification for that 1200 yard shot but the 16X will do just fine if everything else is in order.

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Re: how far would you shoot with a 16x scope?

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As far as your 300 win will accurately kill a deer. 1000 to 1200 yards anyway. Sure I would like a little more magnification for that 1200 yard shot but the 16X will do just fine if everything else is in order.

Jeff
what he said ^^
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:45 PM
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Re: how far would you shoot with a 16x scope?

was at the range today with 2 diff. vx-3 in 6x18 one on a 30-338 the other on a 7mmx300 win shooting clay pigeons hanging on nails at 600 to 800 yards. a deer or elk wouldn't have a chance.
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Re: how far would you shoot with a 16x scope?

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As far as your 300 win will accurately kill a deer. 1000 to 1200 yards anyway. Sure I would like a little more magnification for that 1200 yard shot but the 16X will do just fine if everything else is in order.

Jeff
Ditto ^^

I don't ever go higher than 16X on a long range rifle because the field of view gets too small to spot impacts. Lately I tend to prefer 5:1 or 6:1 magnification ratio scopes with 18X-25X on the high side. I will go to a higher magnification before the shot to verify target details, then drop back down to 12X-16X for the shot. If that's not enough magnification, I'm too far away.
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