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what magnification do you use for huntig

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by topcat, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. topcat

    topcat Posting Addict

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    well ill start the ball rolling has i use 20times used to be the opposite way at one time but find 20 times makes the job easier
     
  2. EX Mod Cog

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    Well in the rare case that I am actually 'hunting' a.k.a. waiting for a rat to run past I use between 4 and 6 times, I find that's best when I'm at short or medium range from the target.
     
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    20X are you shooting at targets on the moon :D
    I use 4X up to 30 yards i would use 3X if i had bought a scope with a magnification that went that low because 4X starts to get a bit blurred below 10 yards and maybe 5 or 6x on the rare occasion i go over 30 yards. :up:
     
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    i use 4 most of the time very rarely turn to 6
     
  5. andy s410c

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    What mag?

    Mostly x8 lowest mag on my scope is x6.5 sometimes used when lamping due to getting a bit closer to bugs :Rock On:
     
  6. topcat

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    i no it sounds rather high but it works for me been using it like that for 7 years now set my parralax for where the scopes zeroed in 40 yards with my s type and you can pick your spot where you are aiming more easiely try it you might get a pleasant surprise
     
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    I have mine set at about 3 - 4 for my usual location as I tend to get quite close to the rabbits and wood pigeons there.

    Might step up to 6 - 7 for when I'm hiding and observing.

    Rarely use 8 - 9 unless I'm going for a long, open field shot.
     
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    I use 9 and that's only in the back garden 20 yards, sometimes i feel like i could do with more mag. :D
     
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    I'm going for some right big sights for my new rifle, the set i have already is brilliant even though it's only 3-9x40, but I've been advised to go for something with more mag and a bigger sight picture.
     
  10. HAWKEYE

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    In the day i use x8,my night sight is set at x5
     
  11. colinb

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    12 mag on my s200 .177 cal - paralax set at thirty yards suits me fine:)
    3mag on my supersport .25 cal paralax set at twenty yards (my ratter)
     
  12. sharpshooterpete

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    i use 6mag and always have, suits me just fine. i have a 3-9x40MAP i only use 3 and 4 mag when shooting at targets in my garden. the only time i use 9 mag is when im just having abit of a target session, i have it on 6mag when shooting and instead of getting up and checking the target i just zoom in and check from where i am. i may seem lazy but save walking 60 yards every shot.

    pete.
     
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    Hi,
    I normally use 8x for hunting.However as I like my first mil-dot or stadia line on the ret to come in at fifty yards(my max.hunting distance),and the Bushnell scopes I've switched to have wider spacings between dots,I'm going to give 12x a try.
    Chris.
     
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    Ntee

    I use 4x under 10yds 10x up to 125yds and the 5x beyond that up to 200yds.:)
     
  15. littlescoot

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    i use 4 to 5 mag when hunting, but never really adjust from that as im never shooting further then 50 yards, but when lamping i recomend 5-6 mag, provides that little better of a picture in the dark
     
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    I use 4x up to about 60 metres
    6x up to 120 metres
    S&B Zenith flashdot 1.5-6x42
     
  17. ratpellet

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    i find 4x -6x best for standing /kneeling shots and 9x perfect for shooting from a rest when you can really hold the rifle steady
    3-9x40 leupold
     
  18. a1gunner

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    i use 6x mag because it gets the best magnification without needing lots of light to come through.
     
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    that sounds like a good setup mate. How far is the .25 effective to for the rats???
     
  20. writingame

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    sorry went off topic there.
    I use 4x duplex for hunting(rabbits)

    I once had a massive mag(6-24) but just found it too big and clumsy, i am also more accurate with lower mag:confused: and also its good for scanning.

    I reckon fixed mag is prob best unless you are willing to spend decent money
     

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