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Old 01-14-2010, 07:05 PM
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What scope power?

What scope power do you like for shots out to 1000yd. Looking at NightForce scopes. Think in the NP-R1.

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Old 01-14-2010, 07:10 PM
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Re: What scope power?

My preferance (and I'm half blind lol) for shooting at 1k I would like at least 20x.

I shoot allot at woodchucks and the higher magnification helps locate them. For a big game scope the higher power may not be needed but the good thing is you don't always hafta have it on max power.....but it's there when you need it.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:56 PM
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Re: What scope power?

Hunting NXS 5.5-22...paper BR 12-42.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:36 PM
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Re: What scope power?

There are a lot of threads and posts that state that for 1000 yard shot 10x is good enough, from there up it just depends on how much do you want to spend. A lot of long range shooters use Nightforce scopes, and a lot of the guys that make custom rifles recommend them also, so it looks you are in a good path. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:47 PM
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Re: What scope power?

You said the farthest you want to shoot, but what will your shortest shot be at? High magnification really hurts at close range.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:26 AM
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Re: What scope power?

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You said the farthest you want to shoot, but what will your shortest shot be at? High magnification really hurts at close range.

The shortest shot should be 100yd. But will practice to make it work under if need be.
I have mad some shots using the side of my scope rings as a rough site. But wouldn't make it a normal practice unless I practice.

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Old 01-15-2010, 07:32 AM
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Re: What scope power?

For 100 yards a 5.5 getting close to being a little high imho. I shoot a Nikon 5.5-16.5 and for a quick shot at 100 I wouldn't want any higher.

If it was me and I wanted to take regular shots out between 700 and 1000 I'd look at the 5-22 model. If I intended to take more between 200-500 than the 3.5 - 15 would be what I'd look at.
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