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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.


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