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Nikon 4-16x42 or 5-20x44

 
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:14 PM
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Re: Nikon 4-16x42 or 5-20x44

I should go down to the store and crank one of the 6-24 up and count to see what the actual amount is that is avaliable. I think the 5-20 is about the perfect range for a hunting scope, but I'm hooked on the larger oblective.

I have been doing the switcharo all year waiting for a WO Tac 4-14 but they are dragging there feet and I may end up getting some kinda Nikon. Scope dollars are tight here also, man it sucks.
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Re: Nikon 4-16x42 or 5-20x44

How are the optics in the 5-20x44 compared to the 4-16x42? What is the shortest distance you can resolve at 5 power? The 5-20 seems like overkill but it would be nice to see holes downrange without a scope. I want to stick with a 42 or 44 as a 50mm mounts too high for me.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:24 PM
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Re: Nikon 4-16x42 or 5-20x44

I am not sure I have never compared the 2. I did once have a 5-20x44 and I sold it. It was great glass but I to was hooked on the 50's.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:27 PM
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Re: Nikon 4-16x42 or 5-20x44

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I have been looking at the Nikons also, I really like the three turrets. I was looking at the 5-20x44 but was a little concerned about 1/8 min. clicks and loosing all that elevation you get only 34 MOA.
I think I may try to snag the 4-16x50, a little larger objective should help when you crank it up to the higher magnification. You get 40 MOA of adjustment with the 4-16's which isn't that much more but every little bit helps.
I have seen a couple good deals on the 6-24x50 but I think I need the MOA.
If memory serves it did have 1/8 clicks until you switched the turrets which then if memory serves gave it 1/4" clicks. If you are gonna change the turrets anyway go with the 5-20x44 as it comes with 2 extra sets of turrets. I bought the tall target set for my 4-16x50
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Re: Nikon 4-16x42 or 5-20x44

I have no plans to mess with the turrets, I'm a holdover type of guy
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