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#3004655 - 10/28/12 09:56 PM What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope?
UTGrad
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I have a 3-9x40 and prefer keeping it at 6x. To me 6x gives a me a good FOV and I can still see at longer distances.

I will drop it to 4x when in the woods.

I don't like 9x at all.

What power in your variable scope do you prefer when hunting?

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#3004662 - 10/28/12 10:01 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: UTGrad]
Andy S.
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Woods - 2.5-4X, fields/power-lines - 6X.
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#3004670 - 10/28/12 10:05 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: Andy S.]
KPH
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I leave it on 3 when deer hunting.
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#3004674 - 10/28/12 10:08 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: KPH]
BigD_625
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Usually 5x until I need more.
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#3004770 - 10/28/12 11:50 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: BigD_625]
bigtex
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 Originally Posted By: BigD_625
Usually 5x until I need more.

X2, I usually leave mine on 5X as well untill I see one way out there. Which is very rare where I hunt.
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#3004800 - 10/29/12 02:10 AM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: BigD_625]
Rockhound
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 Originally Posted By: BigD_625
Usually 5x until I need more.


X3
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#3004838 - 10/29/12 04:46 AM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: Rockhound]
EastTNHunter
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2 or 3
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#3004849 - 10/29/12 04:52 AM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: EastTNHunter]
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4x
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#3004891 - 10/29/12 05:58 AM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: Deer Assassin]
Model70Man
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Lowest power available on my variable scopes. Where I hunt, a deer can show up within 20 yds with no warning.
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#3004922 - 10/29/12 06:22 AM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: Model70Man]
Deer Whisperer
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
Lowest power available on my variable scopes. Where I hunt, a deer can show up within 20 yds with no warning.


X2
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#3005099 - 10/29/12 08:03 AM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: Deer Whisperer]
JimFromTN
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Whisperer
 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
Lowest power available on my variable scopes. Where I hunt, a deer can show up within 20 yds with no warning.


X2


X3

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#3005100 - 10/29/12 08:03 AM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: Deer Whisperer]
FULLDRAWXX75
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I hunt 98% of the time in the thick woods and big mtns. 2-4 max.

I opt for the widest FOV I can get, and most shot are well under 50yds anyway.

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#3005147 - 10/29/12 08:32 AM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: Model70Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
Lowest power available on my variable scopes. Where I hunt, a deer can show up within 20 yds with no warning.


yep!
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#3005150 - 10/29/12 08:35 AM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
Rubberduck270
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I leave mine on 4x until I need more.
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#3005366 - 10/29/12 10:18 AM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
Lowest power available on my variable scopes. Where I hunt, a deer can show up within 20 yds with no warning.


yep!

What they said when in the woods. On a big field I normally have it on 5 or 6.
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#3005474 - 10/29/12 11:00 AM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: Gravey]
jb3
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2 on my muzzloader (2x7 scope), and probably 4 on my rifle (3x9).
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#3005854 - 10/29/12 01:52 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: jb3]
REN
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4x 0r 5x
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#3005930 - 10/29/12 02:28 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: REN]
Benelli 4 Life
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Whatever is the lowest on the scope I am usin at the time.
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#3005953 - 10/29/12 02:44 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
UTGrad
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Need to check my muzzleloader's scope from when I'm at the range.
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#3006062 - 10/29/12 03:31 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: UTGrad]
vonb
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3x-4x. You have time to dial up if you need to due to game being way out there. However, rarely do you have time to dial down if game is in close.
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#3006226 - 10/29/12 05:08 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: vonb]
muddyboots
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#3006291 - 10/29/12 05:50 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: muddyboots]
ROVERBOY
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Usually 3x or 4x. But I'll turn it up when hunting a field.
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#3006512 - 10/29/12 08:04 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: ROVERBOY]
7MMAG
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I like 6 too.
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#3006553 - 10/29/12 08:21 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: 7MMAG]
280longshot
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Fields= 10x that's required for the Boone&Crockett reticle.
Woods= 4x for a wide field of view.
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#3008143 - 10/30/12 08:05 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: Andy S.]
W.Seay
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
Woods - 2.5-4X, fields/power-lines - 6X.


X2
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#3008390 - 10/30/12 10:32 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: W.Seay]
remke
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My MZ scope I leave on 3, you never know when will show up real close
My 300 RUM, I leave on 5 until I need something more.
My 204, I like to keep on 28 for Prairie Dogs
My 22-250 Ackly, I keep it on around 38 or 40 when I take the shot
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#3011961 - 11/02/12 12:27 AM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: remke]
jakeway
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Most of my scopes are 2-7 so I set it at 2 and the others are 3-9 and I set them on 3. I only recall once having to raise the power to get a shot, but my grandaughter missed an opportunity at a deer last year because she left the scope set on 7 (after target practice) and a deer stepped out at 5 yards from the base of the tree.

Now we do almost all of our practice with teh scope set at lowest setting, except when we do the traditional shots at the 300 yard steel gong at the end of the shooting session.
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#3012902 - 11/02/12 03:21 PM Re: What Power Do You Lock in Your Scope? [Re: jakeway]
TWVOLS
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I leave mine at the lowest power
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