How do you know when you need more magnification?

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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by DavidABQ » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:01 am

I think I will go with a fixed 25x rather than a variable. I like the simplicity and lighter weight of a fixed power scope.

Mark may be correct and I need a synthetic stock. That would give me something to paint. I have not broken out my spray gun in a while, it would be a nice excuse to go buy some paint.

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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by kd5zmg » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:19 am

DavidABQ wrote:I think I will go with a fixed 25x rather than a variable. I like the simplicity and lighter weight of a fixed power scope.

Mark may be correct and I need a synthetic stock. That would give me something to paint. I have not broken out my spray gun in a while, it would be a nice excuse to go buy some paint.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the 25X is heavier than the 6-18, by about .2 oz.
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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by DavidABQ » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:50 am

kd5zmg wrote:
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the 25X is heavier than the 6-18, by about .2 oz.
You are just full of good news! On your Frankenhunter are you using the 25x or the 6-18?

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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by kd5zmg » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:57 am

DavidABQ wrote:
kd5zmg wrote:
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the 25X is heavier than the 6-18, by about .2 oz.
You are just full of good news! On your Frankenhunter are you using the 25x or the 6-18?
On Sunday I used the 25X on the Frankenshutz. Rebekah will be using my 6-18 on her Scout setup. I am waiting to see if Waverly wants to upgrade to the 25X... I hope not anytime soon.
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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by DavidABQ » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:12 am

I need to see if I can talk her into wanting a nice and expensive new rifle scope.
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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by kd5zmg » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:26 pm

DavidABQ wrote:I need to see if I can talk her into wanting a nice and expensive new rifle scope.
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Good luck with that. I have been trying so I can get a 30X... :))
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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by DavidABQ » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:08 pm

Maybe she would like a nice new March scope? I would recommend one of these.

http://marchscopes.com/tactical-8-80-x-56.html

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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by DavidABQ » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:09 pm

Hmmmmmmm.

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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by Doodaddy » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:16 pm

DavidABQ wrote:Maybe she would like a nice new March scope? I would recommend one of these.

http://marchscopes.com/tactical-8-80-x-56.html
I will take one if there's a line forming.
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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by DavidABQ » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:17 pm

Doodaddy wrote:
DavidABQ wrote:Maybe she would like a nice new March scope? I would recommend one of these.

http://marchscopes.com/tactical-8-80-x-56.html
I will take one if there's a line forming.
I just can't imagine spending that kind of money on a scope! I would love to look through one but it is out of my neighborhood as far as money is concerned!

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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by Doodaddy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:46 am

DavidABQ wrote:
Doodaddy wrote:
DavidABQ wrote:Maybe she would like a nice new March scope? I would recommend one of these.

http://marchscopes.com/tactical-8-80-x-56.html
I will take one if there's a line forming.
I just can't imagine spending that kind of money on a scope! I would love to look through one but it is out of my neighborhood as far as money is concerned!
I think the priciest I've looked through is a Swarovski Z6i. It was surely nice, but at some point our eyes stop picking up the differences and the value is either confidence or bragging rights.
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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by kd5zmg » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:21 am

Doodaddy wrote:
DavidABQ wrote:
Doodaddy wrote:
I will take one if there's a line forming.
I just can't imagine spending that kind of money on a scope! I would love to look through one but it is out of my neighborhood as far as money is concerned!
I think the priciest I've looked through is a Swarovski Z6i. It was surely nice, but at some point our eyes stop picking up the differences and the value is either confidence or bragging rights.
Probably just bragging rights. If I could see the target with open sights, I would use them. That could shave off almost a pound of weight from the rifle. ;)
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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by kd5zmg » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:03 am

I just looked at the specs for this scope...

2lbs...ish

Weight 845g (29.8oz)

kind of heavy for hunter silhouette... standard maybe fine.
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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by Doodaddy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:14 am

kd5zmg wrote:
Doodaddy wrote:
DavidABQ wrote:
I just can't imagine spending that kind of money on a scope! I would love to look through one but it is out of my neighborhood as far as money is concerned!
I think the priciest I've looked through is a Swarovski Z6i. It was surely nice, but at some point our eyes stop picking up the differences and the value is either confidence or bragging rights.
Probably just bragging rights. If I could see the target with open sights, I would use them. That could shave off almost a pound of weight from the rifle. ;)
I enjoy shooting it ironsights. A few years ago at Louisiana State in Gonzales, there was an open sight match. I shot my weekend high score with open sights. I wasn't sure if I should be proud or embarrassed by that. x_x
kd5zmg wrote:I just looked at the specs for this scope...

2lbs...ish

Weight 845g (29.8oz)

kind of heavy for hunter silhouette... standard maybe fine.
That's rather very heavy. I'd rather not commit that much weight to just the scope.
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Re: How do you know when you need more magnification?

Post by kd5zmg » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:38 am

Doodaddy wrote:...

That's rather very heavy. I'd rather not commit that much weight to just the scope.
I think so. For a hunting or benchrest rifle this would be great. wide variance of magnification.
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