Just had a 6.5 284 Norma built with a 28 inch Burrux barrel...just wondering, how much magnification do i need in my scope to hunt out to 1000 yd.s? I am hearing different things, (from 10 power to 16). I would love to hear any ideas!
While I am in no way in the league of most here as far as extreme long range ,or even long range for that matter ill throw in my 2 cents as it was explained to me when I was in your situation. More power is great when your trying to reach out there but consider this...... Just cause the target is bigger in the scope doesnt make it bigger down range. You mentioned hunting out to 1000 yards. Does that include summer time practice with this same rifle, because the more power you use the more you pick up mirage and barrel heat and such. For this reason I would say 15 power is plenty to get ya to 1000.....
+1 ^ when i was shooting at 1840 yards yesterday i had to turn my 6.5-20x50 Mark IV to 10 power for two reasons, 1. Heavy to light mirage 2. i needed to hold 10 mils in the scope but there are only 5 at 20X so at 10X ive got 10 mils.This is true however, on days when mirage is high, you can turn your high magnification optic down to remove the mirage. When the shot gets long or you just need a better look, you can't turn your 15x scope up.
This is true however, on days when mirage is high, you can turn your high magnification optic down to remove the mirage. When the shot gets long or you just need a better look, you can't turn your 15x scope up.