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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Spewy, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Spewy

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    Decided on a Hawke panorama scope
    4-12x40 ao 1/2 mil dot and set medium mounts

    bit thick but
    my thought Is smaller with mounts be better for hunting?
    i have a Hawke 4-12 50 eclipse on my hw100
    is the 50mm better for letting light in?
    ill be using for hunting mostly?
    spewy
     
  2. Darren Petts

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    If your eyes are perfect you may notice the 40mm getting darker above 6X whereas it'd be 7x for the 50mm. If you are not 18 years old and/or have poor eyes then those figures will be higher. I'm 49 with eyes that have gone due to old age and can get to 9x on a 40mm before I notice it getting darker.
     
  3. Tripleteer

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    The bigger the objective,the more light will be let in!
     
  4. Spewy

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    So bigger is better for once
     
  5. Darren Petts

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    Not unless you want to use above 6x magnification and have perfect eyes. If you have old eyes and/or less than perfect ones then you can use much higher mags on a 40mm scope and not see any difference. Tripleteer is correct that more light will go into a bigger objective BUT your eyes and the mag level will determine whether you can use it. As I said I can use 9x on a 40mm before I see a reduction in light. Going to a 50mm below this mag will not make things brighter for me. I need to be above 9x to make any use of a 50mm objective. If you regularly hunt at the higher end of your mag range and have medium to good eyes you'll probably notice the benefit of 50mm. If you have crap/old eyesight you'll see little to no benefit. If you hunt at the middle end of your mag range you'll likely see no benefit unless you have the eyes of an 18 year old. If you hunt at the lower end of your mag range a 50mm will make zero difference regardless of your eyesight.
     

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