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View Poll Results: What Upper Limit of Power Do You Prefer On Your Variable Power Rifle Scope?
10 286 11.03%
11-16 862 33.24%
17-24 1,062 40.96%
Over 24 383 14.77%
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What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

 
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:39 AM
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Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

I am not allowed to vote either.
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Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

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I am not allowed to vote either.
same here....
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:56 PM
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Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

Len: it's June 29th, 9:55pm eastern time. Can't vote on the poll.

While it might be nice to have a higher magnification, I have a fixed 10x on one of my rifles and do just fine with it out to 1k. jmason can attest to this. As I recall, the Marine Corp at one time used fix 10x on their sniper rifles.
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Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

Although I've probably had my longest string of PD hits with 12X-14X, I like the availabiity of higher magnification not particularly for shooting, but for evaluating individual targets...it's more difficult to see bullet strikes using the higher powers.

FWIW, from my reading on the Net, it looks like the scope most lusted after by serious highpower rifle competitors is the Schmidt & Bender 5-25X...wish I could afford one.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:03 PM
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Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

For the purposes of what I consider this site to be geared toward I would say between 20-25X. However, every rifle I have has a purpose and the magnification of the scope reflects that. I wouldn't put a 6.5-20X on a heavy rifle that I intended to take to africa for instance. Likewise I wouldn't put a straight 4 power on a long range or benchrest rig. I've also done some super long range shooting with a buddy of mine that 25X isn't enough. If you're shooting at 2+ miles I'd want something boosted to 50X or more.
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Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

Len,

I was able to vote, maybe it just took a couple days to take effect.

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What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

My favorite is the 6-24x50
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