Scope Power

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by dragman, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    I am shooting a 7SAUM and I have charts out to 1400 yards (That is the limit for my setup on deer) I am getting ready to rescope it as I sold the scope that was on it to buy a gun a friend of mine that he was selling. He backed out now I need a new scope.
    I like power! I don't know if I am the only one but 90% of my shooting is on steel plates and crows @ 800-1200. I like the power the hole way up. for deer hunting I will crank it down as I am not trying to shoot groups just place one shot.
    I sold my 12-42NXS was happy with the power now I regret selling it but oh well. I tried my 8-32 but I do feel like I need more power when I am shooting for group. it would be fine for hunting but like I said that is probably only 10% of what this rig see's. I am thinking a 15-55 comp. I have one on a bench gun and really love it, but my only consearn is the turret only being 5moa instead of 10.
    Am I the only one that likes the big power and is there something out there I am missing that maybe the best choice??
     
  2. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    Anyone?? no opinions?
     

  3. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

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    Personally I like my 6-18 on my 300 rum. And that's shooting 1400 yards.

    On my lapua I've got a 5.5-22 and I feel that is more the sufficient for shooting out past 1600 yards.

    I like to be able to see my hits at that distance and with a super high power scope your going to be off target upon firing. But I don't need to count hairs at that distance either so no need for a scope with that much power.

    What's your retained energy at 1400 yards with your 7??
     
  4. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    Get a 5 - 50 or an 8 - 80 March. All you will ever need.
     
  5. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    don't have my chart in front of me I believe it's still around 800ft/lbs.

    I think my problem is I come from a pure target world and hunting has always been second to me. so when I set up to hunt it's hard to change.

    I do use a sinclair tactical bipod and can spot shots easy as close as 200 yards.