Scope power for long range ????

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by fetchmax, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. fetchmax

    fetchmax Member

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    I am going to purchase a Sightron 2 Big Sky . The question is which will be better for long range hunting; the 4.5-14x44 or the 6.5-20x50. The 14x has 80 MOA, the 20X has 60 MOA. I need apprx. 20 moa @ 800yds and 28 moa @ 1000 yds so I should be ok with adjustment range in either scope right? If I had to I could use Burris pos align inserts with the 20X scope to center my optics better. Do I really need 20X on deer sized game at longer ranges? Thanks again for your inputs. Brian
     
  2. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

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    When the 20x is centered, you'll have half of the MOA in either direction. So for elevation on long shots, you'll have 30 MOA. If you used the inserts or a 20 MOA base, you would be fine. I think the 14x is plenty for long range hunting, the 20x would be better if you planned on shooting targets where the extra magnification would help see a distant bullseye. For my main hunting rig I use a 4.5 X 14 because I want the extra field of view and feel that 14x is plenty of magnication for long shots on game.
     

  3. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Glass clarity, resolution and depth of perception is way more important than magnification IMHO&E
     
  4. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    10x will take me to 700 yards on elk size game.
     
  5. fetchmax

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    Thanks guys. I went with the 4.5-14 Sightron. I'll let you know how I like it. Ordered from SWFA and should be here in 3 days. Brian