Re: What\'s the minimum power for comfort to 500-600 yrds for varmint
I believe it now. Yesterday I went out to do some tests with my 30-06 and IOR 3-18 scope at 475 yrds ranged. I put the power at 10 and was doing okay but the target wasn't very big in my scope, then did some shots at 18 which was definitely more relaxing, but have to say that my shots weren't better, just easier on the eyes at 18x. I'm starting to think that 24x would be ideal, cause one could see the prey better more relaxed.
Now I have been looking for a 24x that isn't bulky, cause I will be crawling through the tundra on all fours and don't want anything big and heavy. What I would like isn't the ideal because of that, so for now the best option found is "CZ 527 Varmint in .223 with a Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x40mm with mildot and side parallax. It measures only 13" long. Just wondering if the turrets are numbered and have a return to zero mark. There's also the new Bushnell tactical which would be brighter, but also bigger hmmmm??
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