I’m in the tire kicking stage of putting a heavy 6br together for punching paper.
Would like to have as much usable magnification as possible in the sub $1500 dollar range. I’m not opposed to a fixed magnification optic. There won’t be any turret spinning except to obtain initial zero.
Looking around I see the 10-50 Sightron and would like to know if they are actually useable at 50x. All shooting will be from a bench.
50x on mine is OK....IF the mirage is manageable. On The range where I shoot F class, that usually means that 50x will work for the first relay, but later in the day, I'm usually down around 30x to 40x , maybe even less, depending on conditions.
"...and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." Luke 22:36
Back before they had the 10-50, I was running the 8-32 for a 1000 yard Benchrest stock class gun. I bought the 10-50 to replace it as soon as they came out, and was disappointed in the clarity on 50X, and the parallax had a very tight window.
I took it off and replaced it with a 12-42 Nightforce BR.