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Old 11-06-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to purchase a 25-06 rifle and wanting to know scope size. Have been looking at 4-12 and 4 -16. Don't plan on shooting a country mile but want a good amount of range.

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what kind of terrain are you going to be in? Wide open deserts, or meadows. Mountains and forests, thick brush? and is this for hunting, or for killing paper targets?

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the intentions of the rifle will dictate the size of scope needed.

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I have a 6x24 powered scope on top of my 25.06 that is great for sitting on top of a mountain and shooting across canyons, or deserts, but is totally useless in forests and thick alders, etc. because it cant focus on something at close range. And most the time when I am shooting it, it is placed on the lowest setting (6 power).

If you want a good variable scope, something like a 3x9x40 is all you would need. If your gun is going to be used in forests, etc, Id get a 1.75 x 6 or something.

If you plan on shooting rock chucks only, something like a 3x12x40 can do all your needs.




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Used for deer hunting and coyote hunting some wooded areas but also open crop fields that some r pushing 400 - 500 yards

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Here's mine. A 4x16x50 Black Diamond, but the gun is a tank anyway. If yours has a normal barrel I would go with a 3 or 4x12x40 or 42. I have 2 Fullfields, the Diamond and a Leo that all go to 12 or more and I can focus a clay pigeon at 600 yards on 12, more clarity beats more power. Lot's of old sniper scopes were straight 10 power.
BTW I haven't got the 25 out past 500, dunno if it works or not just haven't tried.

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trying again.

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I have a 6x24 powered scope on top of my 25.06 that is great for sitting on top of a mountain and shooting across canyons, or deserts, but is totally useless in forests and thick alders, etc. because it cant focus on something at close range. And most the time when I am shooting it, it is placed on the lowest setting (6 power).

If you want a good variable scope, something like a 3x9x40 is all you would need. If your gun is going to be used in forests, etc, Id get a 1.75 x 6 or something.

If you plan on shooting rock chucks only, something like a 3x12x40 can do all your needs.




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Other than the extra cost of the 3x12x40 is there another reason you favor the 3x9?
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Price, and unless you are using a good rest, the higher magnifications are just going to introduce more 'shake' in the viewfinder. From your breathing, wind, shooting position, etc. My scope will go to 24 power, but the only time I really use it is to view the moons of jupiter! When Im shooting, the 6 power setting gives me the widest field of view, and less shake or wobble. Using a rest will get rid of the wobble, but by the time you find a good rest, your animal will more than likely have run off.

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Used for deer hunting and coyote hunting some wooded areas but also open crop fields that some r pushing 400 - 500 yards
A 3-15 or 4-16 power scope would suite you fine for those types of ranges.

I'd suggest buying the best glass that you can afford,even if you have to buy a lower powered scope. You can never make up for clarity and performance of a quality scope.
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