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Old 08-02-2012, 12:08 AM   #11
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Just my opinion, but 4.5-14 seems GROSSLY excessive on a .308.

I believe a 2x-7x would be more magnification than you'd ever need with a .308. and the lower powers will be much more forgiving, not only of eye relief, but of mirage as well. Just a thought.

I use a 1.5-6X42 Swarovski on my .30-06 hunting rifle, and I've never felt the need for more magnification, even hunting Pronghorn Antelope out here on the open spaces of Eastern Wyoming.


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so i suppose the 8x32 i have on my .223 is a bit much??


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so i suppose the 8x32 i have on my .223 is a bit much??
If it suits your needs, more power to ya! I'd use a 1x-4x, on a 1.5-6 on a .223
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If it suits your needs, more power to ya! I'd use a 1x-4x, on a 1.5-6 on a .223
Lol I like looking into the chucks eye before i shoot
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Lol I like looking into the chucks eye before i shoot
I suppose I see things like scopes through more of a military/police filter, where speed of target acquisition is just as important as accuracy.

For a prairie dog hunting rig, I guess you'd want a lot of magnification.


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