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kris 06-17-2008 11:48 AM

30.06 scope ?
is a 6-24x50 scope good for 30.06

G21.45 06-17-2008 01:42 PM

:) Personally, I prefer variable magnification down to 2.5 or 3X on a hunting scope. On a target scope being able to dial up to 24X (or more) can be useful.

A 50mm objective lens has excellent light gathering qualities and is particularly useful at dusk and dawn. On occasion, I've been able to clearly identify game when it was, otherwise, entirely too dark to see with the naked eye!

Dillinger 06-17-2008 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by kris (Post 28184)
is a 6-24x50 scope good for 30.06

Depends on the application, but otherwise I would agree with my esteemed colleague above.

If you are using it for hunting, lower magnification would almost be necessary because at the high end of the spectrum the field of view is so damn narrow you might spend too much time trying to line up the shot. :D

If you are building an .06 paper puncher, then a 6-24 variable with the 50mm objective is a great choice.


c3shooter 06-17-2008 05:07 PM

Agreed. For benchrest, may be fine. For hunting, that is a BIG scope, and too much magnification can be as bad as too little. (Try to find the deer in a hurry in that tiny little circle) I do use very high power scopes on some varmint rifles, but I am not walking far, and shooting from a bipod. Eye relief (distance from your eye to rear of scope) CAN be an issue with a stout recoling rifle- leaves a nice cresent shaped cut over the eye. Now, ask me how I know that!:)

kris 06-17-2008 08:50 PM

thanks all very helpful mabe i need another scope for hunting:D

G21.45 06-17-2008 11:13 PM

:eek: So, now, I'm a, 'steamed colleague'! Well, I've certainly never been called THAT before. :p

Dillinger 06-18-2008 12:47 AM


Originally Posted by G21.45 (Post 28251)
:eek: So, now, I'm a, 'steamed colleague'! Well, I've certainly never been called THAT before. :p

esteemed - Big difference kids... Huge difference....*nods to Captain Ron Movie*... LOL

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