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Unread 04-19-2010, 11:07 PM
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Magnification for Long Range?

Hey yall

I plan on buying a new rifle soon, hopefully in 375 SnipeTac or 416 barrett and have no idea what scope to go with it. Budget isnt a big issue, I just need to know what kind of magnification Ill need to shoot about 2500 yds. Im looking at a variable power 4.5-14x50 Leupold VXL with illuminated duplex. Will that work?

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    Unread 04-20-2010, 05:56 PM
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    Re: Magnification for Long Range?

    The S&B 5X25 PMll
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    I think you will want more than that. I've got a NF 8-32X on order for my build that is in process and it is only a 1000 yard hunting gun. You can't hit what you can't see. There are problems with to much magnification sometimes but I'd want at least 20X and more if it was me. Depends what kind of precision you are looking for. Are you shooting at vermin at 2500 yards or car sized boulders?

    I use a 6.5-20 leupy for my sporter weight carry gun. I like to see what I'm shooting at.
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    Re: Magnification for Long Range?

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    I like to see what I'm shooting at.


    So do I. I'll take great resolution over more power any day and the S&B has that. and it has the elevation travel to get down range in fact it was designed for 2000+ yards
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    Re: Magnification for Long Range?

    What do yall think about the Nikko Stirling 10-50x60 scope? Is it any good?

    Obviously, it has ridiculous zoom numbers, but how is Nikko Stirling? The reason I ask is that I have a friend looking to sell one.
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    Re: Magnification for Long Range?

    Or what about the Huskemaw 5-20 LR? It is very highly rated, but is on the edge for magnification

    The Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP??
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    I would do a Viper before the Husk, but that's my opinion. I just think the Viper had much better optics and that was on a pre-production demo model even. No info on the Nikko, sorry.
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