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Unread 01-16-2005, 07:40 PM
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It's clear that I'm going to need a new scope for the ranges discussed on this site. My hunting scopes are leupold vari x iii 2.5x8, 3.5x10, Zeiss conquest 3x9, pentax 6x24 for .220 swift. I'd like to get input on a scpoe suitable for 600yds. Plus. This is all new to me. Thanks, Brig.
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    Unread 01-17-2005, 12:40 AM
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    Re: new scope

    I use & really like the Leupold 12-40X60 spotting scope. It is small & light enough to carry, but still yields great flexibility. If you wear glasses, it also has a huge eye relief. At times, you can't go above 25-30 power because of the mirage, etc., but at times the 40 power is useable. Shop EBay & you can pick one up reasonably.
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    Unread 01-17-2005, 12:45 AM
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    Just reread your question & realized you probably meant a rifle scope. You are already using the scopes I use for the range you stated. If you think about it, shooting at 600 yds with a 9 power scope is the same as shooting at 67 yds with open sights. Your main battle will be figuring holdover. That is why I use a mil dot reticle to be able to hold over without guessing.
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    Unread 01-17-2005, 05:53 AM
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    Re: new scope

    You should have enough power with what you have.I'll give you a heads up,with a little research with a scope that has a duplex or anything other than two straight lines in it,you can figure distance,by comparing lines to size.
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    Unread 01-17-2005, 08:56 AM
     
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    he may have enough power but .. are these scope equiped with turrets? If not .. you are talking hold over swags.. not advisable....
    I would opt for the M1 series in Leupold if thats the brand you like
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    Unread 01-17-2005, 10:28 AM
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    Re: new scope

    I wasn't clear. What I need is a scope for ranges longer than 600 yds. Current scopes can cover out to 600yds. I've been reading about shooters comfortable at much longer ranges. I think that I need a scope with target nobs that don't slip and one that would have a ton of internal moa adjustment. I would like to avoid buying one on trial and error basis, if possible, given the cost. Sorry about the vague question, Brig.
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