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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 05-27-2011, 10:31 AM
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Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

A persons eye sight is extremely important in scope selection. Choose a magnification range that best serves you. My personal choice is to look at the magnification range as a teeter totter and place equal value to the lowest magnification the scope has when compared to its highest magnification. Everyone is different, but I think that a person will find himself wanting a lower magnification more often than wishing he had more.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:40 PM
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Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

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I have one of these on my 30-30 and I have a hard time seeing my hits at 200 or more yards. I am looking at a 10-40X50 to put on my new Marlin X7VH to use at 500 or more yards. Will this work?
JohnBZ--Yes it will work great. I have same scope on my 308. I have no problem seeing holes from 223's out to 450 yards with it. It beats a spotting scope hands down.Field of view is smaller ,but all we need to see is the target any how.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:41 AM
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Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

different scopes for different purposes. 4X fixed on the 45-70 bear gun with see thru mounts. 1-4X on ruger redhawk 400 yard stock pistol. 10 X straight on 22-250 XP-100, 4-12 burris on 77-22 and 3-9 on all other 22--dont do competition or would go higher. if i did competition would have the highest magnification i could hold as the eyes are weak (started in the 60's with 20-5 vision--truly eagle eyes and never shot anything but iron).
long range rifles wear 6-24 or better. i like the spotting scope option with these scopes, keeps carry weight down and 6 X is perfect for carry. keep the AO on 100 and 6X on power for carry quick shots to 200 yards. game tends to sit still longer at ranges over 200 and allows me to adjust the scope from those settings.
a class mate of mine as a junior in HS showed me how to keep both eyes open as he was fond of shooting water fowl with a browning 22 in the air. have never had trouble finding even the smallest target with the highest magnification scope since. helps that i can switch eye dominance to whichever eye i want.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:05 AM
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Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

If you can not see it you can not shoot it, I have a 10-50x60 Nikko Stirling on my 300 Rum and it is a pearler, a bloke at the range had a look through it and recons it has better glass than his Leopold which had been boosted to a similar magnification as mine.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:25 AM
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Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

The upper limit for me is different for the rimfire, varmint, and big game rifles. Rimfire 14x, varmint 20X and 4X on woods rifles and 12 X for open country big game.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:08 PM
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Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

the upper end of the range of magification has many variables. what are you going to use the scope for? how much are you going to spend? how well can you see thru a scope? are just a few parameters. i have had to operate off a small buget. my target rifle is a modified factory rifle. in fact, it was originally a winchester western M70 for about 200$ in 300 WM for the ease of getting brass and economy. the scope is a burris signature in 6-24 with mil dot reticle. i can hunt close range with a 6, i keep both eyes open so i see 2 sight pictures and am able to shoot moving game that way. i use the 24 power for long range shooting and spotting. if $ were no problem i would get a nightforce or zeiss in 8-32 power, maybe even a speciallized rifle just for extreme long range and a fixed 40 power for long range and a 6-24 for hunting. the higher the magnification, the more severe the mirage, low light problems increase as well as the limit of shooting in lower light, etc. some people cannot find targets with a fixed high power or spend an inordinate amount of time trying to do so. so it depends on how the shooter sees and his abilities to use the scope proposed. find a friend or a dealer who will loan out various scopes and try them out if you are inexperienced. try low light, bright light, various terrain and weather conditions to find the best one for you. good hunting for all.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:09 PM
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Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

i just purchased a competition Leupold 40x45 with target dot, for bench-rest shooting with side focus. its an awesome scope if you like to see the hairs on flees at 100 yards.
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