scope upgrade

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by jimbothepunk, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. jimbothepunk

    jimbothepunk Well-Known Member

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    i want to upgrade form my mark 4 6.5-20x50 to something with a big more power can anyone suggest a scope? bear in mind i dont want to downgrade optic quality for the sake of zoom

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    lucas
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Thats already at the high end of the power range is it an ERT Model? If not just upgrade to the ERT model
     

  3. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    8-32nxs or 12-42nxs. Look at march, i dont know there models off the top of my head
     
  4. jimbothepunk

    jimbothepunk Well-Known Member

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    lrt i think yeah dint think it got much better

    thanks

    lucas
     
  5. jimbothepunk

    jimbothepunk Well-Known Member

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    just had alook at the nxs and i noticed the 12-42 had only 45moa adjustment and the 8-32 had a bit more at 65, my mark 4 has 70 is this becasue of the extened zoom and how woould 25moa less affect my reach

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    lucas
     
  6. marinetowgunner

    marinetowgunner Well-Known Member

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    More mag=less adjustment in most cases. Throw a canted base on there and drive on.

    Might not even need a canted base. What are you shooting (caliber, bc, and velocity) and how far do you want to be able to shoot?
     
  7. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I would never want more than 6-20 for hunting.Targets could be another matter. I would like a better low end,but options are expensive. I love my Mark 4 ERT,MIL/MIL.i ALSO like that it is 22oz,since it is a packer
     
  8. jimbothepunk

    jimbothepunk Well-Known Member

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    oh ok im running a 20 moa base but that may even be overkill. im running a 300 rum,208grain amax and 2950 fps. id like to hunt out to 1000yards, i nailed a red at 755 the other day and thought a little more zoom would be cool.

    lucas
     
  9. marinetowgunner

    marinetowgunner Well-Known Member

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    So based on your data you would need roughly about 24/25 MOA to get you out to 1k. Any of the Nightforce will have plenty of the adjustment to get you there.
     
  10. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    i have a March on order, it's a 2.5-25X that has 100 MOA of adjustment, and another 20 with the reticle. it's only 12" long, weighs about 22 oz. great optics, great function, it's like a sore dick...you can't beat it!
     
  11. jimbothepunk

    jimbothepunk Well-Known Member

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    yeah when you put it like that i should have plenty
     
  12. jimbothepunk

    jimbothepunk Well-Known Member

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    what program you using mate? my bulletflight is telling me 33.2 moa at 1200yds/1097m