Hunting w/leupold 8.5-25x50

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by skandlus, Apr 4, 2015.


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  1. skandlus

    skandlus Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have good or bad experiences w/this scope for hunting? Long range has good magnification, but short range??? Im trying to convince myself its a good scope for my 6.5x47... Someone talk to me
     
  2. Dgd6mm

    Dgd6mm Well-Known Member

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    When I had mine I only used it for BR. It was a target-dot. I sold it simply because I made a considerable profit on it. Wish I had kept in many a time. I'd hunt it.
     
  3. MR.SWIFT

    MR.SWIFT Well-Known Member

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    i have 3 of these one on a ar-15 in a 204 1 on a 220 swift on a custom single shot and the third on a 300win. have had these for 8 t0 12yrs. they are all mil-dots that is my only complaint wish the dot was smaller
     
  4. skandlus

    skandlus Well-Known Member

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    So do you have a hard time finding your target quickly or is the field of view wire enough?
     
  5. MR.SWIFT

    MR.SWIFT Well-Known Member

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    If the scope is turned up to far perhaps so. Most if not all of my shooting is beyond 200yds so I generally have time to make adjustments.
     
  6. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Ive hunted with my 6.5-20 Leo last 5 yrs and I want more on low end for bears in area and jump shooting trophy type animals.Have taken 3 in 5060 yrd type but it has small field and better than what your looking at.Changing it out this year.
     
  7. Rogmay

    Rogmay Well-Known Member

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    I also am a huge Leupold fan and have 3.5x10's, 4.5x14's & 6.5x20's, the next one I'll go with is the vx-6 4x24. I hunt a lot, and if you ever find yourself hunting elk or anything else in timber, you won't like the 8x min., IMO!