Originally Posted by cbryant
I have a remington sendero 7mm ultra and iam looking to get a leupold mark 4 i need to know if a 8.5-25 x 50 will be too much or should i go with the 6.5-20 x 50
i already have one 6.5-20 on my 6.5-284 and i really like it, but if i stretch the 7mm out will i need the extra power? iam at a loss here i was told i would have too much heat wave with the 25 power but i would think i could turn it down if it was too much, thats the reason my 6.5 wears the 6-20 cause i was worried about what i was told with the heat waves......
I have both mounted on my long range rifles. Since I'm primarily a deer, coyote, and antelope hunter I prefer the lower end of the 6.5x20 for low light, or close in shots. I find 20x to be plenty of magnification at the longer ranges out to 1000 yards and beyond,and prefer the extra field of view. Also, on the 8x25 Mk4 there is a more noticeable difference in eye relief at the power extremes.