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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by DavidABQ » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:23 pm

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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

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DavidABQ wrote:I have been looking for an excuse to use this one.


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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by DavidABQ » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:36 pm

kd5zmg wrote: I always knew you were a Looney dude! :))
Guilty as charged! \m/

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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by kd5zmg » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:33 pm

DavidABQ wrote:
kd5zmg wrote: I always knew you were a Looney dude! :))
Guilty as charged! \m/
how's the scope decision making process going?
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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by DavidABQ » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:24 pm

kd5zmg wrote:
DavidABQ wrote:
kd5zmg wrote: I always knew you were a Looney dude! :))
Guilty as charged! \m/
how's the scope decision making process going?

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I think that sums it up.

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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by acorneau » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:05 pm

I'll say this...

I'm pretty sure I would be happy with a fixed-magnification scope 99% of the time.

The V-16 only gets turned down from 16X to something lower when someone else is trying it out and the 16X magnification is just too much for them, either because of wobble-exaggeration or eye-alignment issues.

Here in Houston we shoot when it's hot but I've never had an issue with mirage at 100 meters or less. It may be more of an issue somewhere in a desert environment but I haven't experienced that myself yet.

The only real downside to a fixed-mag scope is if the magnification you really want is somewhere between what is available, such as wanting 20X but the scope you want is only offered in 16X or 24X. A variable-mag scope lets you dial in what you want anywhere on the continuum of that scope's magnification range.

Good luck David, I hope you get it figured out.
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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by kd5zmg » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:45 am

David,

Buy both the FX3 and the VX3.

1. Try them both out.
2. Keep the one you love.
3. Sell the one you don't like to me for $100.

That sounds like an awesome plan for you and me. ;)
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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by DavidABQ » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:19 pm

kd5zmg wrote:David,

Buy both the FX3 and the VX3.

1. Try them both out.
2. Keep the one you love.
3. Sell the one you don't like to me for $100.

That sounds like an awesome plan for you and me. ;)
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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by DavidABQ » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:37 pm

I contacted Pete and ha has Leupold FX-3 with a 1/2 minute dot on order. It is a fixed 25 power; the variable is too heavy according to the Leupold website.


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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by kd5zmg » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:43 am

DavidABQ wrote:I contacted Pete and ha has Leupold FX-3 with a 1/2 minute dot on order. It is a fixed 25 power; the variable is too heavy according to the Leupold website.


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So then get a lighter stock and still get both so I can by one of them off of you for $100... :!!
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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by DavidABQ » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:46 am

kd5zmg wrote:
DavidABQ wrote:I contacted Pete and ha has Leupold FX-3 with a 1/2 minute dot on order. It is a fixed 25 power; the variable is too heavy according to the Leupold website.


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So then get a lighter stock and still get both so I can by one of them off of you for $100... :!!


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You have more Leupold scopes on your rifles than I think the local Sportman's Warehouse has in stock!

Why would you want one of my cast offs?
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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by kd5zmg » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:45 am

DavidABQ wrote:
kd5zmg wrote:
DavidABQ wrote:I contacted Pete and ha has Leupold FX-3 with a 1/2 minute dot on order. It is a fixed 25 power; the variable is too heavy according to the Leupold website.


I feel all
So then get a lighter stock and still get both so I can by one of them off of you for $100... :!!


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You have more Leupold scopes on your rifles than I think the local Sportman's Warehouse has in stock!

Why would you want one of my cast offs?
\m/
Cause you would sell it to me cheap. 8-}
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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by DavidABQ » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:40 am

kd5zmg wrote:
DavidABQ wrote:
kd5zmg wrote:
So then get a lighter stock and still get both so I can by one of them off of you for $100... :!!


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You have more Leupold scopes on your rifles than I think the local Sportman's Warehouse has in stock!

Why would you want one of my cast offs?
\m/
Cause you would sell it to me cheap. 8-}

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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

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OldRanger wrote:Hey Mark, got a new signature image for ya. That moving one has GOT to go!
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