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    10x Variable scope magnification

    Interested to know how many on the forum are using variables with a maximum magnification of 10x.

    What is the furthest range you are clearly shooting deer to with 10x.

    Cheers.

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    Can shoot a 10" gong with boring repeatability at 600yds with my 2-10 VX5 no worries. Thinking of selling my 3-15 and just running the smaller one to save some weight
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    I do
    Ive got a 3.5-10x50 leupold on my 30gibbs,
    Happily shoot a 10 gong at 1000
    Also have the 3.5 -10x50 vortex
    for 6mm creed

    Im happy with a 10x on a hunting rifle with a 50 mm obj





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    Yes, would shoot to 700y, limit myself to 500y these days - mind you been awhile since I've had to dial to shoot something


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    10 power is plenty for big game. 2-10 scope is a very versatile mag range
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    Regularly shoot to 600 on 3x, recently did a simulated field shoot at various targets from 70-686 metres and hit every target using 3x just to prove to myself that both I and my rifle setup was capable. Its not the magnification that makes the difference - its the quality of the glass
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husky1600 View Post
    Regularly shoot to 600 on 3x, recently did a simulated field shoot at various targets from 70-686 metres and hit every target using 3x just to prove to myself that both I and my rifle setup was capable. Its not the magnification that makes the difference - its the quality of the glass

    What scope brand and model were you using for this, i regularly hear comments like it’s the quality not the power but I have no idea what people are calling good glass, are we looking at a Leupold vx3, vx5, Swarovski or better?

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    2.5-8x Leupold, works on a 6 x 6 steel plate to 535m often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusl View Post
    What scope brand and model were you using for this, i regularly hear comments like it’s the quality not the power but I have no idea what people are calling good glass, are we looking at a Leupold vx3, vx5, Swarovski or better?
    Good glass on a couple of my rifles is either a VX5, or Kahles 1.5-6. But have done it to 600 using holdover on known target size with a Weaver Grand Slam

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    I target shoot out to a 1000 y with a scope that goes to 60x, it generally only goes to 30x-40x. I hunt with a fixed 6x and I would be comfortable target shooting out to 6-800y with it.

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    A lot depends on how good your eyes are. I find I'm increasing magnification as my eyes get older.
    The saying goes...The older I am, the better I was

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    Do people use a fixed 10 power? For a tops exclusive rifle or do you guys reckon the versatility of a variable is better.

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    I have a MINOX 2-10, find it excellent - haven't had any glitches like some have reported with other MINOX models.

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    I find a 10x fixed is too much if hunting in bush, ok for tops

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauser308 View Post
    I have a MINOX 2-10, find it excellent - haven't had any glitches like some have reported with other MINOX models.
    Good to hear
    Quote Originally Posted by PJC View Post
    I find a 10x fixed is too much if hunting in bush, ok for tops
    This would be a tops only rifle.

 

 

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