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Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

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Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

Well, I am tired of trying to work up loads on hunting rifles with 3-9x scopes, as much as often I would rather hunt with that range of scope.

I'd like to have a dedicated scope (maybe two) that I could place on my current projects to allow a better crosshair to bullseye match.

I am inclined to 24x, fixed power. Why pay for variable? Ranges would be mostly 100 y, but then rolling out to 500 or more for final test.

I want quality that can stand recoil. Does not need to have the finest optics, so long as the POI stays stable. Turrets would be nice for adjusting distance when finally testing longer ranges, but not critical either.

Input????
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    Re: Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

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    Re: Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

    Again, I'd rather have a dedicated fixed power scope for load development. I don't see any fixed power scopes in the Leopold MKIV series.

    Or make an argument why I should opt for a scope with lots of lenses when I am only trying to hit a bullseye at a fixed, known range??
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    Re: Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

    Because with modern technology variable power scopes are just as durable, and dont cost any more. Today the only advantage of a Fixed power is measuring capabilities without the cost of FFP. There is a reason not alot of companies mess with fixed power scopes anymore.

    A price range would help here.
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    Re: Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

    Once upon a time I had a fixed power for working loads, but as has been said the variables got better. If your variable hasn't-maybe it's time to replace it. Anyway, E-bay shows a 24x Leupold available, used is probably the best way find what you're looking for.
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    Re: Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

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    Again, I'd rather have a dedicated fixed power scope for load development. I don't see any fixed power scopes in the Leopold MKIV series.

    Or make an argument why I should opt for a scope with lots of lenses when I am only trying to hit a bullseye at a fixed, known range??
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    Re: Recomend a fixed magnification scope for load developement? Must handle recoil!

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    I looked at Leupolds site and missed this one.
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