Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics


Reply

WOTAC 10x40 or 4-14x50

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-27-2010, 08:57 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 64
WOTAC 10x40 or 4-14x50

I have decided to buy a WOTAC for my first scope. I need the scope to be able to be used for short range hunting as well as long range hunting but I will also need to use the reticle for range finding until I can afford to buy a good laser range finder. If the 10x can fill the job I would like to go with that option because I will not be able to accidentally range with the wrong power setting. Which to you recommend?
__________________
"Only accurate rifles are interesting" - Colonel Townsend Whelen

"The .30-06 is never a mistake" - Colonel Townsend Whelen
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-28-2010, 11:17 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,427
Re: WOTAC 10x40 or 4-14x50

I was shooting the other evening with my dad and at 10x I was shooting at a 2.5 in orange dot at 1015yrd with my WOtac also shot at 14x with no problems. As far as ranging I haven't played with it enough to know if I'm better with MOA vs Mill. The reticule would be .5 mill spacing in the fixed 10 which I think would give you better resolution than 2MOA. The variable you can do both. I would ask Matt at Sight Wonders, he'll give you an honest opinion for what you want to do, very nice guy!!!

By the way my dad was shooting a Leupold VX-3 4-14x50 and he thought the WOtac was much better to shoot at distance with the reticule and had a slight advantage in the glass clarity, I looked and I don't know if I could see the glass difference but the reticule was way better in the WOtac for shooting. The WOtac dwarfs the Leupolds, it's big! If you need I can take some pics of it for you if you need more info!
__________________
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!

"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-31-2010, 09:30 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: colorado
Posts: 101
Re: WOTAC 10x40 or 4-14x50

i have one on sight wonders first 4x14 scopes. i have heard that some changes have been made on the newer models. that being said i love mine and you cant go wrong with either
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-31-2010, 09:58 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Great Falls, MT
Posts: 4,487
Re: WOTAC 10x40 or 4-14x50

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigngreen View Post
I was shooting the other evening with my dad and at 10x I was shooting at a 2.5 in orange dot at 1015yrd with my WOtac also shot at 14x with no problems. As far as ranging I haven't played with it enough to know if I'm better with MOA vs Mill. The reticule would be .5 mill spacing in the fixed 10 which I think would give you better resolution than 2MOA. The variable you can do both. I would ask Matt at Sight Wonders, he'll give you an honest opinion for what you want to do, very nice guy!!!

By the way my dad was shooting a Leupold VX-3 4-14x50 and he thought the WOtac was much better to shoot at distance with the reticule and had a slight advantage in the glass clarity, I looked and I don't know if I could see the glass difference but the reticule was way better in the WOtac for shooting. The WOtac dwarfs the Leupolds, it's big! If you need I can take some pics of it for you if you need more info!
Dang! I wish I have your eyesight ... there is no way I can see that far with only 10X or 14X :(.

Ed
__________________

I voted for my "FREEDOM", "GUNS", and "MONEY" - keep the change - UNK.



"I am always proud of my country!"

"Leadership Rule #2: Don't be an @zzhole." - Maj Gen Burton Field.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-31-2010, 10:27 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,427
Re: WOTAC 10x40 or 4-14x50

Quote:
Originally Posted by FEENIX View Post
Dang! I wish I have your eyesight ... there is no way I can see that far with only 10X or 14X :(.

Ed
I didn't expect to see it to see the dot let alone use it as an aim point. I had intended to just use the top corner but with the WOtac I was able to see it, not perfectly clear, but good enough to shoot it, the cross hair is fine enough to aim with. The Leupold was clear enough to see it also but the regular duplex cross hair was way to fat to see the dot and to course to try to hold on that small of a target. The air was good for seeing it also, and I was using my good eye
__________________
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!

"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: WOTAC 10x40 or 4-14x50
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WOTAC question. BenY 2013 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 5 03-13-2011 03:24 PM
wotac scope 4-14x50 tackett77 Optics For Sale 2 10-15-2010 11:14 PM
Wotac Gen4 10x40 30mm Mil scope trg41chris Optics For Sale 2 03-22-2010 08:44 PM
WOTAC scopes dirtking Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 1 03-21-2010 12:38 AM
WTS Wotac 4-14x50 gmac7949 Optics For Sale 2 10-15-2009 10:06 PM

Current Poll
Do You Shoot Rifle Competition?
YES - 33.51%
767 Votes
NO - 66.49%
1,522 Vote
Total Votes: 2,289
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC