5-25x or 7-32 ?

Axis007

New Member
Joined
Jul 2, 2020
Messages
2
Location
Kalifornia
Hi Guys, new on the forum. I currently shot a .50BMG with Nightforce 5.5-22 NSX Scope. And a .338 Lapua with a NF 5-25x ATACR. I am in the process of buying a .375 CT, I like to ask the experts here if the 5-25x is enough magnification or 7-32x is better, I plan to shoot over 2000yards,
 

Privi457

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 16, 2020
Messages
226
Location
California
Depends what is your target. Once you get over 16X is most conditions, haze, mirage, dust usually screw things up. The military 50s carry Schmidts -----
 

Rumup

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2017
Messages
158
Location
Ohio
I own both and prefer the 7-35 love the extra magnification and never use the low end on my big guns.
 

TheBoctor

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2018
Messages
62
Location
NOCO
5-25x is more than enough. I have both the 5-25 and 7-35, I got the 7-35 for a 338 build just like what you're doing. Joke's on me, both scopes spend 95% of their time in that 15-18x range due to mirage and opening up the field-of-view to spot trace. The only time I go to the upper levels of magnification is when I shoot 100 yd groups for zero'ing, and even then it's not really needed. Probably could've saved myself a good chunk of change and gone with the 4-16 ATACR's.
 

Trending threads

Top