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What power scope to choose?

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Unread 03-08-2013, 06:11 PM
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What power scope to choose?

Cant decide on what power scope to put on top of my 7mm STW?

what power scope are yall using to engage targets 100-1000yrds?

mainly my hunting shots will 100-400 and target shooting up to 1000yrds
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    Unread 03-08-2013, 10:25 PM
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    Re: What power scope to choose?

    I use a 5.5-22x56 and am very happy with it. I have not shot higher magnification...
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    Unread 03-09-2013, 08:36 AM
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    Re: What power scope to choose?

    mine wears a 4x12 leupold and its worked just fine but then im not shooting past 600 yards with it.
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    Unread 03-09-2013, 02:28 PM
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    Re: What power scope to choose?

    I use 6-24x50 but this question is like the 9mm vs 45acp debate. You don't NEED 15rnds and I don't NEED 230 grain slugs. It is all preference and a matter of prioritizing the inevitable compromise.
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    Unread 03-10-2013, 11:04 AM
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    Re: What power scope to choose?

    I have Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scopes on my two Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STWs and I am absolutely pleased with the magnification power range and I would highly endorse them.
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    Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STW
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    Unread 03-10-2013, 11:55 AM
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    Re: What power scope to choose?

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    Originally Posted by The7mmSTW View Post
    Cant decide on what power scope to put on top of my 7mm STW?
    what power scope are yall using to engage targets 100-1000yrds?
    mainly my hunting shots will 100-400 and target shooting up to 1000yrds
    Kinda put the 1000 yards deal on the back burner! 100-400 yard shots can be covered by "most" of the quality brand scopes out today. Nikon; Leupold; Weaver; Zeiss ( I left out NF because of the $$$ )

    1000 yard shots ( other than lobbing; plinking) are best handled with REAL equipment and here is where the Night Force; Zeiss; high end Leupold..etc...etc scopes come in. The best handloads and practices are required.
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    Unread 03-10-2013, 03:35 PM
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    Re: What power scope to choose?

    Generally, I like 2.5-8x from 0-400 yards, 3.5-10x 100 100-700 yards, my partners 4.5-14x has an edge in the 600-800 range. I'm looking in the 5-25x range to begin exploring the 800 out targets. Obviously there is overlap, and local conditions will influence choices. We have probably clung to lower powers as we have a lot of heavy cover.
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