Minimum power for 1000 yds.

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Night Hunter, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Night Hunter

    Night Hunter Well-Known Member

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    What is the minimum power scope you would use for 1000 yds for big game?
     
  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    15x is the lowest power I have used at that range on game. I did not feel handicapped at 15x
     

  3. CPGfan

    CPGfan Well-Known Member

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    I shoot 4.5-14 Leupolds and don't feel inadequate on antelope at that distance.
     
  4. mitchell

    mitchell Well-Known Member

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    i have used 10x and 12x but i prefer 16x or more, clear glass is more important then magnification in my mind , you cant hit what you cant see.
     
  5. mthunter86

    mthunter86 Well-Known Member

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    Most my shots are taken at 14x. The higher magnification settings rarely used on my optics.
     
  6. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I would use 10x if thats what I had but I think a 4.5-14 is more than adequate.