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    1-4 power scope advice needed

    As some of you know I'm quite new to centre fires and would like some advice for a new scope.
    I'm serously considering buying a Leopold 1.25-4x vxr for my 708 mod 7.
    It's Alot of money for me and probably the top end of my budget.
    Does anyone else use one for hunting?
    I'd like to hear any feedback about the scope. Or other recommendations.
    I only hunt thick bush so shooting anything over 100m is very unlikely.
    I plan to use talley low mounts.
    I have trouble with eye relief on my current nikon prostaff when shooting prone or seated because of the mod 7s short lop I assume, so I want to mount it fairly far foward and keep good eye relief wether shooting offhand or otherwise.
    Comments?


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    @SlowElliot I have a mod7 at home waiting for me to put a swaro 3-9x36 on it using exlow talleys.
    My gripe with Leupolds is the variable length of eye relief between high and low power (eye box also tightens up at highest power) I'll take a pic for you to show clearance later

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    Take a look through a Bushnell an comparing them. Have a 1.75-4 x32 trophy? Happy with it but only use out to 50m and usually in conjunction with a torch

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    I have looked through a vxr 1x4 and it seemed like a good scope. The only real problem with low magnification scopes is the small objective lens reducing light gathering. It it were me I would to for a 2x7 with a normal sized objective lense as a bit more flexible overall.
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    I have three of them. One on my AR7.62, one on my Marlin Camp 9, and one on my AR.22LR upper. I love them for bush shooting. I shoot with the red dot on 100% of the time, adjusting the brightness down as the light fades. Auto off means I never switch mine off and the battery never runs flat. Always forget to turn my Vortex off and it's a new battery every shoot ☹️. Personally, never had an issue with lack of scope brightness with small objective. By the time it's too dark in the scope it's time to be unloading and heading for home IMHO. The 2-7 VXR is also a good option. I tend to run my 1-4 between 2-4 power, so the 2-7 on 2x is excellent as well, and it gives you a bit more reach if you should ever need it. Buy a VXR with confidence.
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    Mate ive always used a 3x9x40 for me bush gun but thats more because i like shooting out a bit further with them too, like 500 with the mod 7 308. If you are handy to Te Puke you could have a nosy at my set up if that helps
    Rule 4. Identify your target beyond all doubt.

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    Good clearance mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmay View Post
    Good clearance mate.

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    Thanks for that.

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    Lots of good advice. I'm torn between the 1.25-4 patrol and the 2-7.
    Do you guys who run 1X scopes often use the lowest magnification?
    I feel more excited about the patrol for some reason, but maybe the 2-7 is more practical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Mate ive always used a 3x9x40 for me bush gun but thats more because i like shooting out a bit further with them too, like 500 with the mod 7 308. If you are handy to Te Puke you could have a nosy at my set up if that helps
    Might have to take you up on that @Gibo. te puke not far from Tauranga nowday's.

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    I've got a 1.5-5 Leopold... Never on 1.5... Go 2-7 for that deer you see on that slip ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowElliot View Post
    Might have to take you up on that @Gibo. te puke not far from Tauranga nowday's.

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    Yip offer is there if you need it mate. Just get in touch via PM
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    Only negative with the Patrol is the exposed turrets, which in themselves are fine, but the very aggressive finish on them can knock come bark off your hand, and could be prone to rotation if you are actually 'bush bashing'. I have a Patrol and would personally stick with the standard VXR.

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    I never used my 1-4 or 1-6's on 1 power, so swapped out for a 2.5-10. But only use the 10 for varmint shooting and mostly keep it around 4x but i don't hunt thick bush
    There's a reason why 3-9 is so popular
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    I had a 1-4 power on my ar15 for a while and it was a joke how useless the difference between 1 and 4 power is
    and i got super sick of my suppressor taking up too much of my field of view

    if its that low go fixed power
    wow its a long shot id better zoom right in with 4 power?

 

 

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