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

Post by teetertotter » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:40 pm

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

Post by DavidABQ » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:52 pm

I now have a Leupold FX-3 in 25x40 and boy is it a huge difference from my 12x40This is almost like relearning how to shoot.

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

Post by kd5zmg » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:34 pm

DavidABQ wrote:I now have a Leupold FX-3 in 25x40 and boy is it a huge difference from my 12x40This is almost like relearning how to shoot.
So, you keep saying this. In what way are you having to relearn how to shoot... :?:
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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by DavidABQ » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:01 pm

The wobble is exaggerated so what I thought was a good stance may not be one. I am having extraordinary difficulty trying to keep the dot somewhere near the animal.

It will take time to come to terms with this large of a jump in magnification.

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

Post by kd5zmg » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:05 am

DavidABQ wrote:The wobble is exaggerated so what I thought was a good stance may not be one. I am having extraordinary difficulty trying to keep the dot somewhere near the animal.

It will take time to come to terms with this large of a jump in magnification.
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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by Innocent » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:24 am

Around 24 power, never checked it.
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Re: How many shoot with a variable and how many with a fixed power scope

Post by DavidABQ » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:32 am

Mary,

24x, it seems that I have been behind the times by using a straight 12x.

I am sure I will adapt to my new 25x, it will just take some time.

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

Post by Innocent » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:42 am

David,
Depending on the lighting, I tend to use 20 to 25 power, but in low lighting I will go down to 18.

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

Post by Jerry G » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:57 pm

You are right Mary. High power settings cut down on the light thru the scope. Sun shades do the same thing.

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

Post by glen ring » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:36 pm

3x12, 6x18 and 6.5x20 efr. I shoot critters with my guns so I need to dial down for close shots.
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