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View Poll Results: What Upper Limit of Power Do You Prefer On Your Variable Power Rifle Scope?
10 297 10.45%
11-16 937 32.98%
17-24 1,184 41.68%
Over 24 423 14.89%
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What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

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Unread 06-08-2012, 11:10 PM
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Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

I would quite possibly give my left pinky finger for a March FX 5x40x56 FFP or even the 8-80 model.

The biggest reason no one wants something with 32-40 on the high end...is reduced elevation travel...and the low end is too high.
Now that this isn't a restriction...it comes down to price. When that comes back down to earth, I'll be waiting in line.

A spotting scope is just one less thing to take to the field.

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    Unread 07-12-2012, 05:21 AM
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    Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

    I do bush and plains hunting and find my scope 6.5x24x44 to be exactly what I require. At 59 my eyesight has deteriated somewhat and with our tough african game, you better have the right shot placement or you go home empty handed.
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    Unread 07-12-2012, 12:14 PM
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    Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

    3x12x40 is about all I need......scopes start getting to large and heavy with anything bigger...........
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    Unread 08-01-2012, 04:00 PM
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    Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

    I do most my hunting on the lower side of a variable scope.
    I tend to like 4x16 or even 3x9
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    Unread 12-23-2012, 07:53 PM
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    Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

    Maybe you can't vote because your vote is not politically correct (just kidding)

    I agree with Grit. It depends on the job. I chose a 1x4 for a close range hunting gun because I want to be able to shoot with both eyes open on small moving game (Javalina) yet still have some range ability. For bigger stuff, like coues deer in SE AZ, I like a higher power like 14 since that is all I can hold still in a sitting position with sticks. Prone rarely works for me as I can't see over the grass and cholla.
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    Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

    For a hunting rifle I use to think 3x9 was enough but to reach out past 400 yards it's not. So for me to have the best of close in and far away I've changed to 4x14 40 mm side focus for the best options. If I wanted to go for 1000 yards I would need to rethink scopes but then does a guy want to pack a larger scope around? I guess you can't have one size to do all.
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    Unread 06-01-2013, 10:37 PM
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    Re: What Upper Limit of Power Do you Prefer On Your Rifle Scope?

    I shoot the nxs npr 5.5x22 on my rifles. I was raised on 3x9s like I am sure many of you were but I like the 22 power.
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