Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?
Anything from 12 to 16 works great for me for pretty much all around use.
Enough power for long shots, and I've never had a problem "finding" the target with these higher power ranges. If it's so close that I can't find it, then it's close enough to just sight down the barrel. Alot of people say they can't find their targets with high power scopes, but I've been using nothing but 12X or higher for nearly 20 years and have never had this problem; even on the close stuff..............proper scope mounting height and cheek placement plays a large part here I'm sure.
On another note, keeping the power under 16 usually doesn't cause problems with heat waves, mirage or focus. Alot of the times I am my own "spotter", keeping the power under 16 also allows me to "see" my hits or misses during recoil too due to the larger field of view. Personally, I usually leave my 4-14's and 4-16's ect. on the highest power and use that for nearly everything.
I do enjoy 20X or higher for load testing and trophy judging however.
Last edited by SBruce; 01-02-2010 at 07:11 AM.
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