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03-14-2003, 08:02 PM
 Silver Member Join Date: Dec 2002 Posts: 374
Re: How much magnification is too much?

Jay,

That would be 8.5 min/rev. I have only 8-32 power scopes, I'm the kind of guy who puts a 6-24 on a 22LR!. If you have a 6-24 with 68 clicks/rev, I've never seen that and perhaps milanuk should consider moving up to a 8-324 so the floating point math isn't in the picture. I do know that the 8-32's have exactly 64 clicks. No 4 extra after the #8 on the dial. That's interesting. I'm not so sure I'd even like that. Being a computer guy, I like powers of 2, 4,8,16,32,SIXTY FOUR, 128, ... It's easier for ME to do the math because of that just cause I have worked in binary for so long. Binary to hex to decimal conversion is rather native to me.

[ 03-14-2003: Message edited by: 4mesh063 ]
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#16
03-14-2003, 08:05 PM
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Re: How much magnification is too much?

Well Jay, there is no number 8 on my turrets that I just went and looked at. My 8 is a 0 instead. Duh, I guess if there's 64/rev, there would be no 8 on the dial. In any case, 64 it is on the 8-32's
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03-14-2003, 08:28 PM
 Gold Member Join Date: Jan 2002 Location: Wenatchee, WA Posts: 804
Re: How much magnification is too much?

4mesh063,

I guess this comes down to one thing I don't like about 1/8 minute clicks... I'm entirely too used to 15 minutes per revolution, ala Leupold (and others) 1/4 minute click systems. My Weaver V16 has 12, and I though it was weird. As long as its whole numbers of clicks, I can work w/ it. It's nice when the click value is *really* as advertised, as in 1/8 or 1/4 minute, but I have that Sightron where the 1/8 minute clicks (0.125) are closer to 0.150. Kind of messes up being able to count 'minutes', as 5 'minutes' on the turret equals about 6 minutes in reality. Again, w/ a good drop chart, it's workable.

I'm considering just putting the SII up for sale and applying the funds towards a better scope and being done w/ it for good. I don't personally have that much need for 1/8 minute clicks as a general rule. But now that I actually got one scope that could really use them (old steel Weaver T6), it doesn't have them. Go figure. But the 1/4 minute clicks are dead nuts on, no question about it. So it's a keeper in my book!

Monte
#18
03-15-2003, 08:32 AM
 Silver Member Join Date: Mar 2003 Location: Schofield, WI. Posts: 323
Re: How much magnification is too much?

Monte&Mesh, I just checked both my sons 6-24 w/bmil-dot and my own with fine plex and my 4-16Sig. on my Cooper, the 6-24s Sigs have 8.5 MOA, goes to #8 then has 4 more clicks to get back to 0, Monte may like this, my 4-16 Sig. (1/4 per click), exactly 64 clicks, (goes to #7 and then 8 clicks back to ZERO) I know that does seem kinda funny that the 6-24s have 8.5, but I didn't make the scopes [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Have a good day gentlemen, I'm going to bed. [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
#19
03-15-2003, 08:33 AM
 Silver Member Join Date: Mar 2003 Location: Schofield, WI. Posts: 323
Re: How much magnification is too much?

[ 03-15-2003: Message edited by: Jay Gorski ]
#20
03-26-2003, 07:48 PM
 Bronze Member Join Date: Mar 2003 Location: Orange County Posts: 89
Re: How much magnification is too much?

I recently bought a Burris 200941 8-32x50 with Ballastic Mil-dot and very happy. So I decided to buy a Burris 200930 6-24x50 both of these are black diamonds. I was not happy with the 6-24, it had black dots in the scope that appeared to be something from the factory. This was a new-in-box scope. I believe Burris has great optical engineering but quality control is not so good. Like a hit & miss. The Ballastic mil-dot is a great reticle, though.
#21
03-26-2003, 08:54 PM
 Super Moderator Join Date: May 2001 Location: Sask. Canada Posts: 2,411
Re: How much magnification is too much?

Send it back and ask them to get the peckertracks off the lens. I just returned a fogged Black Diamond and they fixed it very promptly, no complaints at all.
Good luck,

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