scope size

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by bowhntr04, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. bowhntr04

    bowhntr04 Member

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    I have a 7mm rem mag on the way. I'm mostly a bowhntr with minimal high power experience, owned mostly 30-30. I know the 7 mag can take the long poke. I have a new Nikon Pro staff 3x9x40, but it's the silver model and will look pretty silly on this wood and black matte gun. thinking about jumping up in power just a bit to 4x12 or more. I'm in KS and my longest shot would be 300 yrds, not like you Western guys going WAY out. Would I be okay with a 3x9? I'd like a smaller obj so i can mount low. Any thoughts?
     

  2. Jon Jackoviak

    Jon Jackoviak Well-Known Member

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    For shots out to 300 yards, a 3-9x40 will work just fine.
     

  3. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    I agree the 3-9 is great for what you want. If you're wanting to mount it even lower or you're just wanting a new scope, the Nightforce 2.5-10x32 would work great for you. It's on my "to-buy short list."
     
  4. ScottCoulter36

    ScottCoulter36 Member

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    +1 to the other posts. You won't need anymore power than that for 300 yds.
     
  5. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    All great info
    just one thing I allways add on 200 or 300 yards to what I think my max distance for a rifle is that way when I want alittle more its there
    retiredcpo