- May 4, 2002
I slipped this optic equipment question in the long range hunting site because it is hunting related. I need opinions from people in the know,people who have been successful in making long shots at Deer sized game. I have some wonderful spots here in Montana for spot and stalk(or laze and blaze) hunting Mule Deer bucks. I am a experienced long range target shooter with average scores. I understand the technique. I am seeking a opinion on using a 8X Leupold scope with factory target knobs for attempting shot limited to 700yds. I will be hunting alone,so no spotter. The rifle is a varmit weight barrel 300 Win. with muzzle brake. I am concerned with field of view to spot my hit(or miss and readjust). I have a 6x18 Target Leupold on my Swift, but I hardly ever use more than 12 on gophers and chucks.Thanks for your time and sharing your experience!