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

Long Range Scope Choice

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-04-2007, 09:56 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 2,598
Long Range Scope Choice

What power range and which particular scope for shooting out to as far as 2000 yards
I curently have a NXS 5.5X22 would a higher power be better, would a differrent brand be better?
What are your opions guys
__________________
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-04-2007, 10:10 AM
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: El Reno, OK
Posts: 1,930
Re: Long Range Scope Choice

22x is plenty. Would more be nice?? Sure it would but you don't get something for nothing. The higher the power the more mirage you'll see and the less adj. you will have. It's a give and take situation.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-04-2007, 11:23 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Riggins Idaho
Posts: 1,119
Re: Long Range Scope Choice

never shot 2k but 1500 it works really well. Night forces rock
__________________
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-05-2007, 02:03 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 920
Re: Long Range Scope Choice

[ QUOTE ]
What power range and which particular scope for shooting out to as far as 2000 yards
I curently have a NXS 5.5X22 would a higher power be better, would a differrent brand be better?
What are your opions guys

[/ QUOTE ]

For very long range, the less power you can get by with, the better off you are.

For a given conditions, the higher the power, the more mirage you have, the more atmospheric problems you have.

Assuming that you could hit them, you could use a 10x-12x for Prairie Dogs at 2,000 yds. Under afternoon sun, you couldn't even see Prairie Dogs at half that distance with a 50mm rifle scope set at 50x.

This is a very interesting read of guys whackin' Prairie Dogs at 3,520 yards.

http://www.northfloridashooting.com/...ogShooters.htm

They used a spotting scope of only 36x.

22x and lower will do you just fine.

.
__________________
Here, kitty kitty kitty.

LRH member #23
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-06-2007, 06:44 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: North Bend, Oregon
Posts: 1,210
Re: Long Range Scope Choice

When you are going long a higher power will give you the ability to see alignment errors you just can't see with a lower powered scope. I use 8.5-25 Leupolds but when I really need to see something I break out the Black Diamond 8-32.
__________________
Build a man a fire and you heat him for a day.
Set him on fire and you heat him for life.

Only accurate rifles are interesting.

Gordy and Brady.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-09-2007, 06:47 AM
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,671
Re: Long Range Scope Choice

CS,
Steve (sscoyote) wrote that article and several more on the quest for the 2 mile dog.
All of the articles he wrote on them are complied in PS's
book on 1,000 yard shooting.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-13-2007, 07:24 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 55
Re: Long Range Scope Choice

If cost is not an issue, I would highly recommend the S&B 5-25x56 with either a P4fine or a Gen. II XR (the XR's are coming real soon). It will also be available for the 4-16's .
Here's a picture of the Gen. II XR in a Mk4 6.5-20 on about 18x. An illuminated version will also be offered.



Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Long Range Scope Choice
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best $500 Long Range Scope TORCHRIDER Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 39 12-17-2013 08:40 AM
Long range .223 Scope? backwoodsboy Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 5 06-23-2010 10:18 PM
Action choice for custom 7mm WSM Long Range Rifle Ronin General Discussion 2 03-12-2006 07:53 PM
Long range scope bigbearhunter Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 1 03-26-2005 08:48 PM
Long Range Scope choice for a 300 Win. Mag. cappy The Basics, Starting Out 17 06-01-2004 11:19 PM

Current Poll
Do you watch outdoor shows live or by recording them?
Always recorded - 13.19%
112 Votes
Mostly recorded - 24.03%
204 Votes
Sometimes recorded - 14.84%
126 Votes
Rarely or never recorded - 47.94%
407 Votes
Total Votes: 849
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC