Re: What magnification is used for hunting???
I went with the 20-60x65 Swaro over the Zeiss due to the fact that I like you am a backpacker and wanted a smaller 65mm scope for this purpose. The problem with the Zeiss is that in 60-65mm you can only get 45x and I wanted 60x. Sure at mid-day, 60 doesnt work well due to mirage ect....But first thing in the morning when I am sizing up most of the critters I am after for legal status and/or trophy quality, lighting and mirage isnt a problem. I have twice been able to count growth rings on rams in the morning light. One was at 600+ yards and the other was nearly 800 yards. I have also been able to size up trophy quality on coues deer in the morning light as well with good results. At mid-day, I seldom use 60x but even then, it still amazes me. Evenings are good too, but morning light seems a bit better.
Originally Posted by Broz
Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????
My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.