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Unread 02-13-2013, 01:58 PM
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Too much

6x24x50 Vortex too much I want to start long range 1000 yard shooting 270 WSM,,But would like your thoughts is that to much scope for normal hunts under 100 yards some woods or should stay with 4x16 Moa. Thought about buy the bigger of the two and selling if it was to big..Any thoughts or experence with this..most hunts varmints deer elk...
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    Unread 02-13-2013, 02:16 PM
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    Re: Too much

    That's the exact scope I have. for under 100 it does get cramped, but when you start stretching it out it is great. It's a compromise between having a scope that's great close in and one that's great for stretching it out. I found that while 6X might be more than needed, it's not that bad even at under 50 yards.
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    Unread 02-13-2013, 03:13 PM
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    Re: Too much

    if most of your hunting is done in woods less than 100 yards yes that is too much. 6 power is just too cramped for the woods. I live in Nova Scotia and the woods are so tight here that 40 yards is a long shot (unless you pop out onto a power line).
    Here I use a 3X9X40 burris full field mounted on a savage 7mm RM wich I leave on 3 power unless I find myself in a power line then I turn up to 9 power.
    When I was liveing on the parraries back in early 1980 to 85 I had 2 systems a 24X lyman mounterd on a ruger #1 300 w mag for open land and a 2X7 redfield on a mod 70 win 3006 for the coolies.
    Maybe you might want to use a good quality quick relese mount and have 2 scopes for the same rifle?
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    Unread 02-13-2013, 03:22 PM
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    Re: Too much

    16x is plenty good for 1000yd shooting if your worried about 6x being to much on the low end.
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    Unread 02-13-2013, 04:23 PM
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    Re: Too much

    For Big Game under 100 Yards , I would want a BIG Reticle ( I like a Post and Horizontal Bar or the German type with an Inverted Post ) and somewhere around 2X to 4X . For 1000 Yard Big Game .... I have no experience . For small Varmints like Gophers and Pdogs at 1000 Yards , I would want as Fine ( Thin ) a Reticle as I could see and a Minimum of 24X on the top end . One of my favorite mid-Range Scopes is a 16X Leupold and the Reticle width just about blots out a Pdog at around 700 Yards if I remember correctly . You can make almost anything work if you try hard enough , but I would go with Gordos previously recommended 2 Scope solution .
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    Unread 02-13-2013, 07:41 PM
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    Re: Too much

    I thought about two scopes but would be pricey. unless I use my 3x12 Nikon on quick mounts...
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    Unread 02-13-2013, 08:11 PM
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    Re: Too much

    thoughts on a 4x16 nikon monarch vs 4x16 vortex viper pst for above use
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