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Unread 12-04-2012, 11:21 AM
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Re: Whats the proper scope magnification for the gun Im building

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I am in the process of building a 6.5X284 for mule deer and elk. This gun will be used for medium range work The farthest would be 700 to 800 yards.
Read what you wrote. The name of the forum is Long Range HUNTING. Can you see where I derived you fully intended to shoot Elk @ 800? I apologize...As for punching paper @ 800 you can't do no better hardly.

So now that is said and done. I was recently surprised by a scope I bought my son. I got him a Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 for his 7WSM. Take a look at one if you get the chance. I have looked through the Vortex and I can tell you first hand the Nikon is superior to it. Been a long time since I have looked through a Sightron but they have a very good name around here so I doubt you would go wrong by buying one.
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    Buy A Zeiss Conquest and forget the Vortex. 4.5-14 should work fine.
    If you got the $$....ya what he said!
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    I ran a couple Nikon Monarch's (6.5-20's) for a few years. The glass is REALLY good for the money. On the other hand, the eye relief flat out sucks. 16x will do pretty well up to 1k. After that I would be looking for a little more umph. As for the Vortex vs Sightron, I can't help there, I haven't used either.

    The comment about the Zeiss is also pretty sound. VERY good glass & good eye relief, I also have one of those. Down side is, I really don't like the Rapid-Z reticles.


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    Re: Whats the proper scope magnification for the gun Im building

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    I ran a couple Nikon Monarch's (6.5-20's) for a few years. The glass is REALLY good for the money. On the other hand, the eye relief flat out sucks. 16x will do pretty well up to 1k. After that I would be looking for a little more umph. As for the Vortex vs Sightron, I can't help there, I haven't used either.

    The comment about the Zeiss is also pretty sound. VERY good glass & good eye relief, I also have one of those. Down side is, I really don't like the Rapid-Z reticles.


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    If you got the $$....ya what he said!
    They arent that expensive...and besides you'll only ever buy just ONE..!!!
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    Re: Whats the proper scope magnification for the gun Im building

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    ...and besides you'll only ever buy just ONE..!!!
    BULL!!!! I bought just one, then another, and another, and another one after that. I'd buy some more too if I could swing it, hard to beat them in the "bang for the buck" department.

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    I think 16x on the top is OK for 700-800 yards, surely on elk. For deer at these ranges I moved up to a 20-22x on the high end. It's not so much the size of the deer that is the issue, it's the usual brush or other aspects of the habitat that I find the higher power will be a benefit. The greater magnification combined with the superb accuracy of the 6.5-284 has made a difference with quite a few whitetail, mule deer, and antelope in tight spots I have taken over the last few years. I have 5x20 Huskemaws on both my 6.5x284's. They have performed very well for me.
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