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Is the magnification jump worth it?

 
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:21 PM
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Is the magnification jump worth it?

I have a Leupold VX-3 6.5-20 with a target dot that my broter in law wants to buy from me. I think it is a good scope for te money and I probably will never be able to afford a nightforce. But I would consider maybe a sligt upgrade in magnification to maybe the same scope only in the 8.5-25 version.

I am wondering if that would be really worth it or not? Are there any disadvantages to only being able to get down to 8.5? The added magnification on the top end would be kind of nice. I have been shooting the target dot reticle as of now. I would maybe consider using te varmint reticle so that those 400-500 shoots would be a little more efficient and then get the rest of my dopes figured out from there. Any thougt from anybody?
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:35 PM
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Re: Is the magnification jump worth it?

If you sell your scope consider getting a Vortex PST FFP 6-24x50mm. I think they are a better scope than what you are looking at and I think less money.

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Old 09-21-2013, 02:26 PM
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Re: Is the magnification jump worth it?

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If you sell your scope consider getting a Vortex PST FFP 6-24x50mm. I think they are a better scope than what you are looking at and I think less money.

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I will think about that. Do they by chance have a zero stop in them?

I really like the zero stop option in some of these scopes, but at the same time, it isn't really a requirement for me.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:58 PM
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Re: Is the magnification jump worth it?

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I will think about that. Do they by chance have a zero stop in them?

I really like the zero stop option in some of these scopes, but at the same time, it isn't really a requirement for me.
Yes they do have a zero stop in them. It is done with supplied shims. Very easy to do.

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PS: Read this you might be interested in one. I absolutely love mine.

http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=564977&highlight=
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It's difficult for many of us to recommend something without more information. What are you using the rifle for? Target shooting, big game, varmints, etc.? What caliber?
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:17 PM
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Re: Is the magnification jump worth it?

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It's difficult for many of us to recommend something without more information. What are you using the rifle for? Target shooting, big game, varmints, etc.? What caliber?
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Would like to kill something at 1000yds, but I am a believer of practicing at 1200 or more to prepare for 1000.

I would like a setup that gives me 50moa of useable elevation. My current svope gives me about 57. Like the PSTs but would have to rig some different rings than my current
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:23 PM
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Re: Is the magnification jump worth it?

Unload the Leo and get a Zeiss 5-25 x 50
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