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I’m leaning toward keep it simple with a 6x MQ.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

I also have a spare Athlon 2-12 coming.


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I’d Athlon myself since you have it.


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Originally Posted by David_Walter
I’m leaning toward keep it simple with a 6x MQ.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

I also have a spare Athlon 2-12 coming.

What kind of uses do you have planned for it?


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My CTR's wear Nightforce. This is the longrange forum, but I have to ask how far do you intend to shoot? Everyone's eyes and preferences are different, so you are going to get a schidt load of answers. A CTR is not a lightweight hunting rifle, so why limit yourself to a 6x scope? If shooting real small targets out real far, I'd go with something with magnification. Fill us in on what you are wanting to use this rifle for. The scopes I use, are great for the shoots I do, which are small targets out to 600+ yards. An example is a rabbit silhouette at 611 yards, a yote at 800 yards.. For my eyes, the 5-20x56 SHV are a minimum.. Those are sweet rifles, you will be happy with how it shoots. My buddy has an older T3 stainless varmint model with a 24" barrel and it is scary accurate. The CTR is pretty much the same way, but with a better bottom metal and magazine.


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I’d use a 6x Leupold.


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I’d Athlon myself since you have it.


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The SS 3x9 is a good scope. I have it on my tikka 308. Shot about a 4" 500 yd group with it prone the other day. That's fairly common with this set up.

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Out of the 2 you have. The 2-12.
Also what BSA said was spot on


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My 260 CTR has a NSX 5.5-22 on it. I really just play with this gun as opposed to hunting it much. I do like the fact that I can turn it down for closer shots or crank it up to take a good look horns at longer distances.


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Originally Posted by David_Walter
I’m leaning toward keep it simple with a 6x MQ.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

I also have a spare Athlon 2-12 coming.

I've shot to 1000 with a SWFA 6 MQ. I personally prefer the 6 over the 10 because of the superior clarity. It's Definately a workable option

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Originally Posted by Trystan
Originally Posted by David_Walter
I’m leaning toward keep it simple with a 6x MQ.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

I also have a spare Athlon 2-12 coming.

I've shot to 1000 with a SWFA 6 MQ. I personally prefer the 6 over the 10 because of the superior clarity. It's Definately a workable option

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When the target is as big as a sheet of plywood, a 6x will work just fine. Just sayin..


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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by Trystan
Originally Posted by David_Walter
I’m leaning toward keep it simple with a 6x MQ.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

I also have a spare Athlon 2-12 coming.

I've shot to 1000 with a SWFA 6 MQ. I personally prefer the 6 over the 10 because of the superior clarity. It's Definately a workable option

Trystan



When the target is as big as a sheet of plywood, a 6x will work just fine. Just sayin..
Depending on the reticle and its subtensions, MOA targets are doable out to beyond 1000 with a 6x. Is it my preference for that kind of shooting? No. But it can be done.

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When the target is as big as a sheet of plywood, a 6x will work just fine. Just sayin..

^this at 1000 sounds about right.


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Originally Posted by Dre
When the target is as big as a sheet of plywood, a 6x will work just fine. Just sayin..

^this at 1000 sounds about right.

Yes, and as big as a big truck tire at 500..
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I don't think the OP has really given any details on what type of "targets" he intends to shoot at. I asked earlier. Maybe he is still thinking that one out? It's as simple as this: Do you want to shoot the yote in the head, or make a pop shot with minimum power scopes and hope and pray you hit the body? What kind of precision are you after? None of this "reticle subtension" bull shidt.. We all know that if you pair the right sized target with a certain magnification and reticle, you can hit said target, but how precise do you want to be? You want to be able to hit an egg at 3 or 400 yards? You aren't going to be doing that with a 6x scope. Some of the guys I shoot with will hit a golf ball at 500 yards. Again, you aren't going to be doing that with a low power scope. Lets hear from the OP what his intended target is and that will give us a better idea of what the optimum choice may be. Again, this is the "long range" forum. Maybe the question should have been asked in the optics forum or regular hunting forum??? I can only relay what I use on my Tikka CTR's for shooting long range targets..
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The CTR's are some of my favorite rifles. Very precise shooting, why limit them with a low powered scope?


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
Originally Posted by Pharmseller
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The question "how precise do you want to be" is a good one. IME, as I mentioned, MOA or a bit under is consistently doable with a 6x scope and the right reticle. Whatever target you intend to shoot, figure out the distance at which it is 1 MOA in size, and you should be able to get consistent hits out to at least that distance.

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600 yards, 6" plate for discussion's sake. More for plinking than real long range.

Although, I have access to an NRA high-power 1,000 yard range and will take it up there every once in a while.


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Originally Posted by David_Walter
600 yards, 6" plate for discussion's sake. More for plinking than real long range.

Although, I have access to an NRA high-power 1,000 yard range and will take it up there every once in a while.

I would prefer more magnification than 6x, but you can get it done for sure with 6x.


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