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Unread 04-05-2007, 07:31 AM
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Re: max scope range

The 12x will be usefull farther than the 22-250!!Never used that glass or reticle but my favorite prairie dog scope is the Leupold 12x with fine duplex,it'll GET-R-DONE out to 1000yards in good conditions.
Very seldom do I use more than 16x anymore.Early in the morning or right before sunset I may turn the long range units loose @ 24x but mirage and quality limit the power.
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Unread 04-05-2007, 08:10 AM
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Re: max scope range

A while back, and on another forum, a hunter asked about whether he would be able to use a 2-7x scope to shoot deer @ 300 yards. Since this was during our deer season I did a test for him and the results may be useful for you too, even though my test was at 7x.

I had a chance to test my scope at 7x yesterday.

From where I sat I could see a power-line tower that according to Google Earth was 408 yards away from my position. There is a Danger No Trespassing sign that measures approximately 18h x 24w inches.

I sat with my back to a tree and had a tall bi-pod attached for hunting.

First, I left the scope on 3x. I could not read the writing, younger eyes may have been able to
With no particular spot to aim, I found that the crosshairs danced around but stayed easily in the kill zone.

Second, I adjusted the scope to 7x. The writing was clear, even for me. I decided that the "D" in Danger looked to be a nice size target, and at 7x I could keep the crosshairs on the "D" without too much trouble.

When I left for the morning I went over to the tower to see the sign. The letter "D" looked to be about 4 inches high and about 3 inches wide.

IMO a 7X scope, assuming a good rest is certainly more than enough scope for hunting.....and if any "letters" get in your way...they are toast

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Unread 04-05-2007, 01:35 PM
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Re: max scope range

your posts were exactly the info for which i was looking. thanks to all.
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Unread 04-05-2007, 01:41 PM
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Re: max scope range

plan on going PD hunting and would like opinions on the max usable range for my kimber longmaster 22/250 with my burris 2-12 eurodiamond. thanks for the help.

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The 12x power is plenty for upwards of 1,000+ yards... and the .22-250 will kill them at that range - PD don't take a lot of killing.

Much will depend on the reticle - I recently bought a Nikon 6.5-20x with the BDC reticle, and it was soooo thick that a whole Prairie dog family could hide behind it.

Sent it back and got a fine xhair.

I have shot PD's at 800+ with a 10x scope.

Your gun and scope can do it - it's up to you.

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