Long Range Scope Choice

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by jwp475, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    What power range and which particular scope for shooting out to as far as 2000 yards
    I curently have a NXS 5.5X22 would a higher power be better, would a differrent brand be better?
    What are your opions guys
     
  2. bailey1474

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    22x is plenty. Would more be nice?? Sure it would but you don't get something for nothing. The higher the power the more mirage you'll see and the less adj. you will have. It's a give and take situation.
     

  3. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    never shot 2k but 1500 it works really well. Night forces rock
     
  4. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    What power range and which particular scope for shooting out to as far as 2000 yards
    I curently have a NXS 5.5X22 would a higher power be better, would a differrent brand be better?
    What are your opions guys

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    For very long range, the less power you can get by with, the better off you are.

    For a given conditions, the higher the power, the more mirage you have, the more atmospheric problems you have.

    Assuming that you could hit them, you could use a 10x-12x for Prairie Dogs at 2,000 yds. Under afternoon sun, you couldn't even see Prairie Dogs at half that distance with a 50mm rifle scope set at 50x.

    This is a very interesting read of guys whackin' Prairie Dogs at 3,520 yards.

    http://www.northfloridashooting.com/Misc/2MilePrarieDogs/2MilePrarieDogShooters.htm

    They used a spotting scope of only 36x.

    22x and lower will do you just fine.

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  5. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    When you are going long a higher power will give you the ability to see alignment errors you just can't see with a lower powered scope. I use 8.5-25 Leupolds but when I really need to see something I break out the Black Diamond 8-32.
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  6. Ernie

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    CS,
    Steve (sscoyote) wrote that article and several more on the quest for the 2 mile dog.
    All of the articles he wrote on them are complied in PS's
    book on 1,000 yard shooting.
     
  7. Jerry Ricker

    Jerry Ricker Well-Known Member

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    If cost is not an issue, I would highly recommend the S&amp;B 5-25x56 with either a P4fine or a Gen. II XR (the XR's are coming real soon). It will also be available for the 4-16's .
    Here's a picture of the Gen. II XR in a Mk4 6.5-20 on about 18x. An illuminated version will also be offered.



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  8. tulku

    tulku Well-Known Member

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    Jerry R , that Gen II XR , S&amp;B Reticle sure looks FINE ! A little like the Fowler RR 800 and Swaro TDS , but with fewer Solid Lines . I'd like to see something similar offered by Nightforce , Nikon , Bushnell , Weaver , etc.
     
  9. Jerry Ricker

    Jerry Ricker Well-Known Member

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    The XR is actually ours and we will be installing them in S&amp;B's as that's the only scope we are working on. A handful of Leupolds got them up until early '06.
     
  10. tulku

    tulku Well-Known Member

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    Question for Jerry R. : Not trying to pry , but is there a Technical reason why you stopped installing that really nice Reticle on Leupolds ? If someone already had a Premier-Leupold , could they have the XR Installed at present ?
     
  11. Inukshuk

    Inukshuk Well-Known Member

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    Here's another nice option for you. The IOR 6-24x50mm, 35mm tube with illuminated MP8 reticle. Built like a tank with crystal clear optics even in low light.

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  12. A Papworth

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    Jerry

    Is the Klein reticle the same/similar to the P4 fine and if so can it be fitted into 6 x 42 S&amp;B and then shipped back to England?

    Thanks

    Pappers
     
  13. Jerry Ricker

    Jerry Ricker Well-Known Member

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    The reason we are no longer installing these or any other reticles in Leupolds is that they (Leupold) no longer want us to modify their scopes and pulled the plug on us and opened their own custom shop. This is why we can not perform any modifications to Leupold scopes, new or old.
    The warranty is still good on any work we have done in the past.

    As far the Klein reticle, it would be easier for you since you are in Europe to call the sales dept. at S&amp;B Germany.
    If this doesn't work, contact me.