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Old 02-24-2013, 01:03 AM   #11
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I guess my definition of long range is different from others. I'm thinking 600 yards or less, most of the time 200-300
That opens up your options. A lot. Thats EXACTLY. The ranges i bought my scope for. Look into the vortex lines. Seriously. Best warranty in the optics world and great quality glass for $400. This is mine http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009R8IIQY?dpm=1
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I just picked up a R700 today and put my 4-12x42 Nikon 223 on it for the time being. Good info being discussed here though!

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I just picked up a R700 today and put my 4-12x42 Nikon 223 on it for the time being. Good info being discussed here though!
Why did you put a mount designed for an AR style weapon on your rifle?

You won't be able to get a good cheek weld with the scope mounted up so high off your rifle. Just my 2 cents!
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Why did you put a mount designed for an AR style weapon on your rifle?

You won't be able to get a good cheek weld with the scope mounted up so high off your rifle. Just my 2 cents!
I was going to give some smartass comment, but this is actually a good point. That scope is way too high.
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Like I said- for the time being, it was not on my AR because there is an Eotech on it right now. Yes I know it is too high, Relax gees.

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For 600 yards of less, a 1.5-6X42 is ideal. 2x-10x or 3x-9x are also excellent. You don't need more power than that for 600 yards.

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i've heard good stuff about the nikon p223's. they just came out with a .308 calibrated scope as well. might be worth looking into, it was closer to $600 IIRC. if i hadnt just put the SS 10x on my 700, i'd probably have gotten one.

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For 600 yards of less, a 1.5-6X42 is ideal. 2x-10x or 3x-9x are also excellent. You don't need more power than that for 600 yards.
That's just your personal opinion.
Everyone's eyesight is different,and for target shooting,I'll take the 6-24x50 power scopes all day long.
Hunting is different,you want to still have a wide field of view,and lower magnification is better.
Most of my hunting scopes are 4-12 or 4-16 power,and a few 3-9's.
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That's just your personal opinion.
Everyone's eyesight is different,and for target shooting,I'll take the 6-24x50 power scopes all day long.
Hunting is different,you want to still have a wide field of view,and lower magnification is better.
Most of my hunting scopes are 4-12 or 4-16 power,and a few 3-9's.
I like a my 6.5-20X50MM Nikon for target shooting and
varmints. No disagreement there.

But for everything else, even my 68 YO eyes don't need more than about 6X.

Tx, I guess the main reason I hate high power scopes is because so many folks use them in place of binoculars.

I find it disconcerting to glass an area with a spotting scope or binocs and see some ignorant dipsh!t looking at me through his rifle scope.
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I went to the gunshow today and looked at some optics, my dad bought an osprey illuminated 4-16x50 and we both really like it, the also had a 10-40x50. They look to be of good quality and are relatively inexpensive due to the fact that they aren't U.S. made. That kinda bothers me but if the 4-16 works well, at only $225 (gunshow price) I think I'll buy the 10-40.

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