Best Scope Magnification

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by CharlieRedleg, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. CharlieRedleg

    CharlieRedleg New Member

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    What scope magnification would be best for shots anywhere from 200 feet to 300 yards?
    Charlie
     
  2. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    What are you shooting at? Hunting? Range/target? Other?
    What sort of conditions will you be doing this shooting in?
    Type of weapon?
    Without knowing the intended use I'd simply steer you toward a 3 to 9 variable assuming we are talking about a typical hunting rifle. Thats likely to cover most general use.
     

  3. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    As 84 stated! Not enough info! Please advise! :)

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  4. CharlieRedleg

    CharlieRedleg New Member

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    Savage Model 111 FCNS, deer hunting and target practice, conditions vary. I will mostly be practicing in the spring. In Alabama our spring weather is anywhere from 65-80 degrees with 5-15 mph winds.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    3-9x then, as stated above.

    my personal pref for deer hunting is 1-4x but my deer gun serves as anti-hog anti-yote roles so the 1x is really helpful for fast movers. i like a true 1x not all 1-4x have true 1x.

    depending on how good your eyesight is 4x is more than enough at 200 yards.
     
  6. CharlieRedleg

    CharlieRedleg New Member

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    I have perfect vision. Thanks for the help guys.