Ranging, on what power/magnification?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Diezel, May 16, 2008.

  1. Diezel

    Diezel Well-Known Member

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    Can some one tell me what power to use on a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50 uses for ranging with the mil-dot reticle?
    Is it 10x as it should be?
     
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  2. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    Assuming it´s a second focal plane reticle, you need to check the scope manual.- or ask the dealer or manufacturer. Sometimes it´s the highest mag, sometimes in the middle if it is a high powered scope.
     

  3. canderson

    canderson Well-Known Member

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    Ranging

    Diezel,

    I am using a similar scope, and the proper magnification for ranging is 10X. I remember reading that in the owners manual.

    Chris
    gun)
     
  4. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Center to center spacing of a mill dot is 3.6 inches at 100 yards if you are not sure of the power calibration then check it at 100 yards
     
  5. Diezel

    Diezel Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your answers. Im sure its writen in the manual but I still havent got the scope
    so I dont have it yet :)
     
  6. maxF

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    The best thing to do is mark off a 100 yards and stick a piece of pvc in the ground with electricians tape or ?? marking off 36" (3.6"X10 mils) and see where the actual setting of power is on the scope and mark it (scratch??). The 36" marks should line up exactly at 10 mils. The scopes often are "off" at the factory setting.
     
  7. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    10x it is!

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