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#6481074 - 05/07/12 11:24 AM Re: SCOPE CHOICE [Re: BobinNH]
Jeff_O Offline
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Registered: 04/21/07
Posts: 26248
Loc: Wetter'n Oregon
If you keep going west, things get thick again. Sitting here ~45 miles from the end of "west" it always cracks me up to hear tell of that more open western hunting. smile

Anyway, all kidding aside, I like the mid-power variables myself for hunting. There's a whole lot of perfect-for-that living in a good 3-9'ish scope. I refrained from extemporizing on this earlier in the thread and just stuck to the OP's question but for me, scopes in the 2.5-8, 3-9, 3-10 range git 'er done nicely from near to far without physically overpowering my light rifles. I like to practice at longer ranges and the 8,9,10x on the top end works fine for me.

HOWEVER, I do think that we all have our own eyes to please and so on, and, at least half the fun of the gun loon hobby is playing with new toys. To that end it's rare that a truly definitive statement can be made in the rifle optics world.
Aim small, miss small
Think small, miss big

#6482384 - 05/07/12 06:27 PM Re: SCOPE CHOICE [Re: BobinNH]
Magnumdood Offline
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Registered: 08/08/02
Posts: 9223
Loc: Working my way back to Texas
Originally Posted By: BobinNH
Originally Posted By: Savage_99
[quote=BobinNH]..... Perhaps that he was better than any of us or the opposite and that he should wear a hair shirt?

This is such an odd place confused ....

PROUD NRA Lifetime Member

Originally Posted By kenjs1
...A lot of good guys here but be forewarned the optics forum can contain a rather acerbic crowd.

#6492087 - 05/10/12 05:20 PM Re: SCOPE CHOICE [Re: Magnumdood]
Lastmohecken Offline

Registered: 10/01/07
Posts: 107
I am a Leupold man, but for 35yrs or better I have been using
2x7 Leupolds on most of my guns, because I don't want to give up the wide field of view or the very generous eye relief, and I havn't found much that I couldn't kill on 7 Power, and even the difference between the fields of view of 2 power and 3 power is more then I want to give up, but then again, I have taken a lot of game on the run, at under a 100yds, so that is more important to me then the odd standing shot at 200yd plus and 300yds is the rare shot for me, but I have taken coyotes at the longer ranges with even a Leupold 1.5 x 5 although a little more power is a plus I just hate to give up the low end of things.

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