I have read all about these scope sizes and debates and just wanted to see what the main consensus is here for medium range shooting (500 yards and in). All else being equal, the 50mm will gather more light, will typically be heavier and will typically keep the scope higher above the bore which means you might need a cheek rest added to your rifle. So do most people here hunt 40mm scopes or 50mm? Ive only ever used 40 and 42mm scopes. Thanks!
I agree totally. At almost 66, I need better quality glass. However, that doesn't necessarily mean larger objective. 40mm scopes look better on rifles, weigh less, and, unless you really need the magnification, can have magnification lowered to get pencil of light desired.When i was younger the mid priced leupolds were all i needed. About 50 i had to go to the next tier. Now, in my 60's i have to have top tier glass to see as well as i used to. You cannot cheat time or age.
My k525i went down at 5:40 this afternoon looking at a feeder 10' in the woods, 200yds away. I was in a field. By going down i mean the point i would not have been able to count points on a buck at the feeder. This is on 15x. It never did go down in the field. Im in arkansas. My leica 2800 went down 10 to 15 min earlier. By going down i mean you couldnt see well enough to range an object. Sunset was 5:00 on the dot..