Does size matter?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by SRT131, May 20, 2004.

  1. SRT131

    SRT131 Member

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    Is there an advantage in using a scope with a 30mm tube vs. a 1" tube when shooting around 400-700 yards?

    If so, are there any midpriced 30mm size scopes out there of good quality?
     
  2. SRT131

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  3. huntin1

    huntin1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm no expert,all of my scopes have 1" tubes, but from what I have read on this and other forums the only real advantage that the 30mm scopes give you is more range of adjustment. So, if you can shoot to the yardage you want with a 1" tube it's good enough, at least until you want to shoot farther. [​IMG]

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  4. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    With most rifles, you will need either a canted base, or a 30mm tube to aquire the needed elevation. 400 yards, most scopes with a 1" tube can attian this..sakofan
     
  5. SRT131

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    Thanks for the response guys. I am looking at a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 mildot. It has a one inch tube. I just wanted to see if it would be worth buying one with the 30mm tube.
     
  6. huntin1

    huntin1 Well-Known Member

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    The 10FP that my Police Dept. issued me has a Leupold 3x9x40 tactical, Farrell base and rings. The elevation adjustment tops out at about 800 yards. A friend has the scope you are looking at, Zeiss Conquest, on a PSS 308, he can get about the same yardage. I just put together my own 10FP, money is a little tight right now with the wife sick so I went with a Sightron 4x16x42 MD and a 20MOA Farrell base hoping to get to 1000 yards. Haven't shot it yet. Point is, if you plan to shoot to 700 yards a 1" tube will normally do the job, if you want to shoot farther then go with a 30mm tube or a canted base. That Zeiss is a nice scope.


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