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Old 11-09-2012, 12:36 AM   #21
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But a zoom is fun, and can be useful. I have a varmint scope in 6x24 on my 25.06, and I can see the moons of Jupiter with it. But for hunting I keep it at 6, and wish it would drop down down to 1.5 power. then it would be practical for my area.
At the 300 yard range, the 3-9x40 was hard to make out when zoomed all the way in. It was fine at 100 yards though.

Wonder if you should buy more than you need, just for the flexibility, or stick with the mid-level (like a 4-12 or 4-16)?
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At the 300 yard range, the 3-9x40 was hard to make out when zoomed all the way in. It was fine at 100 yards though.

Wonder if you should buy more than you need, just for the flexibility, or stick with the mid-level (like a 4-12 or 4-16)?
dont take this as bashing you in anyway...
my uncle took an antalope at 424 yards....
with a rem 7mm mag that had a 3x9 tasco..

much to be said for practicing!


back to the scopes.. i might go with the 4-12. but keep in mind the bigger the lens, the higher it needs to be seated above the barrel. the harder good cheek weld, may become.
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Quality is always a good thing to get, so you dont have to buy things twice. Get what you can afford. I still think a low power is nice for my needs, but yours may vary. Too bad they dont make a 3x16xwhatever
The Prostaff tops at 4-12x40 but the Monarch line (like $300 more) has more options.

I'll give it all some thought and post if I need more assistance.

Thanks again to EVERYBODY who was kind enough to help. I appreciate it.

I'm having a great time with my rifles.
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A 300 dollar scope is fine for the common man. (or woman)
Do you think the Monarch line, about $500 or so, is worth the extra $300 over the Prostaff line?

http://www.nikonsportoptics.com/en/Products/Riflescopes/Monarch/Monarch/index.page

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The problem that I am having with the BDC is just how big and intrusive those "dots" are below the main intersection of the lines of the main target.

These are not simple, thin lines that one might hope for, but larger, thicker circles that actually obscure the target.

So, I think even though the idea of BDC is pretty great, I'm going to have to pass on the BDC setup for Nikon. It's just too intrusive.

Thanks again for all the great comments and feedback. Much appreciated.

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a note on bdc with variable zoom and spoton

the distances each circle represents will change with changes in magnification since these scopes are all second focal plane. HOWEVER nikon's spoton program will list information for each subtension in each magnification level. you can print it out for your load and tape it to the stock of your rifle for easy reference.

a high magnification allows you to review a deer or game animal better due to the higher magnification. you dont have to shoot using 12x or 16x you can take a peek then zoom out for shooting. higher magnification will let you see mirage for wind estimation which is super hard to do with low power.

i like to have a very high magnification range as its very useful. under 300yards 4x is plenty. but anything beyound more versatility is better.

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