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How much (scope) power for 600 yd shooting?

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Unread 08-11-2009, 07:29 PM
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Re: How much (scope) power for 600 yd shooting?

I use the Leupold 4.5X14 and usually keep it on about 10-12X for 600yds.
The higher power is good if you have no mirage.
I use a 223 for PDs and keep the scope on 10X out to 500yds. I know that is a long shot for a 223.

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    Unread 08-11-2009, 09:00 PM
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    Re: How much (scope) power for 600 yd shooting?

    We were shooting fast freddies out to 800meters today with an SPR (5.56) with SS109 ammo (62gr). We were using a FFP Horus set at 12X and had no problems what so ever. There was plenty field of view and you could spot your own shots.
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    Re: How much (scope) power for 600 yd shooting?

    I do a lot of shooting out to 1k and the scopes I use are.
    USO SN3 3.2-17x44mm
    USO ST10 10x
    NF NXS 5.5-22x50mmm and 3-15x50mm
    S&B 4-16x42mm

    As you can see most of the scopes I shoot are 17x and under. The only reason I have a 5.5-22x50mm is for a rifle that I shoot from 400yds to 1500yds.

    The Nightforce is one of the best scopes on the market for the dollar value.


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    Re: How much (scope) power for 600 yd shooting?

    Thanks guys, looks like I'll be good to go with my Mark 4 LR/T 4.5-14x40. For my other rifle where weight is not an issue I think I'll give the Falcon Menace FFP 4-14x40 a try.
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    Re: How much (scope) power for 600 yd shooting?

    If we can be of help on the Leupold feel free to ask. We have some of the custom Mark 4 4.5-14x40mm w/ the MIL-DOT or TMR, M1 turrets, and M1 side parallax in stock.


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    Re: How much (scope) power for 600 yd shooting?

    Mike -Thanks...what kind of feedback are you getting on the TMR reticle?
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    Re: How much (scope) power for 600 yd shooting?

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    Mike -Thanks...what kind of feedback are you getting on the TMR reticle?
    A lot of Guys love the TMR, the lines are sharp, because the TRM is lines it is nicer to use than the Mil-Dot for ranging and holdovers, and right in the center of the crosshair there is a little opening (some guys like it some guys do not but it seams more guys like it). I like it opening for I can bracket really small target. Example at a 100yds I can bracket a bullet hole in the opening so it helps for shooting tight groups.

    Sorry for the delay I have been out of town.

    Mike @ CSGW

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