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Old 07-20-2011, 6:32 PM
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Default Minimum scope magnification for 800-1000 yards?

Any suggestions for the most effective magnification for shooting a .308 at 800-1000 yards? And if not most effective, decent enough.
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Old 07-20-2011, 6:34 PM
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What size targets? 10 to 15 will work fine for typical 1000 yard paper bullseye targets. Heck, people shoot 1000 yard palma with iron sites.
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Old 07-20-2011, 6:36 PM
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Not really looking for sub moa groups, just want to hit paper really. I'm just getting into long distances/Scopes and was wondering what you would need to be able to really see that far.
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10X
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I like magnification between 10X to 15X for hitting steel at 1000 yards. Less than 10X and it becomes difficult to spot where missed shots are impacting.
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Old 07-20-2011, 8:59 PM
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It all begins with how much you want to spend...
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Haha fricken money... I dunno... average? Lol
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1x, possibly 2X
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Old 07-21-2011, 8:07 AM
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Haha fricken money... I dunno... average? Lol
I hear Schmidt & Bender are nice.
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Old 07-21-2011, 8:38 AM
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i use the 3x-9x that i use for hunting and it works fine. obviously the more magnification the better and more accurate but if you already have a 3x-9x that maybe came with your rifle you could just use that.
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Old 07-21-2011, 9:11 AM
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You need SMKs and your set jk sorry couldn't resist.....if you want a dedicated long range scope why not go for a variable with a little more magnification like a Nikon Monarch 4-16 for around 5 bills
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Old 07-21-2011, 9:35 AM
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For steel 10x is plenty

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I hear Schmidt & Bender are nice.
Here's a 1,055 yard steel plate out of a S&B PMII 5-25x with P4F reticle at +/- 10x. Located Top right corner at 2 mils up, 4 mils right. Plenty of magnification.

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My Leupold 3.5-10x does just fine at 1000yards.
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Very good picture... Thanks for the info guys, I will start looking around.
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I use a fixed 3.5X 1" tube it's a little pricey, $2K, but works great from 200 to 1000.

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