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#3126050 - 01/16/13 05:21 AM i have come to realize
Rockhound
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Over the last 6 months that i have wasted alot of money on scopes that have alot of power when a 3x9x40 or a 4x12x40 would work so much better
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#3126095 - 01/16/13 06:17 AM Re: i have come to realize [Re: Rockhound]
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All of my hunting scopes are 3-9, most of the time when I pulle the trigger they are on 3
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#3126205 - 01/16/13 08:25 AM Re: i have come to realize [Re: KPH]
JimFromTN
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I have 2 1.5-6 sightrons and a 1.5-8 minox. I have killed deer with all of them and they have always been set on 1.5 when I pulled the trigger, but my shots are rarely very far. I killed 2 deer this year, one at 60 yds and the other at 20 yds. I do have a 3-12x42 Big Sky on my 300wm but thats in the hopes of hunting out west some day.
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#3126308 - 01/16/13 09:50 AM Re: i have come to realize [Re: JimFromTN]
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CLARITY OVER MAGNIFICATION ANY DAY
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#3127102 - 01/16/13 05:11 PM Re: i have come to realize [Re: Deer Assassin]
Kimberman
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I figured that out a long time ago. Most of my rifles have variables with the max power 9 or less. I hunt with:

1.5-5
1.75-6
2.5-8
2-7
3-9
3-12
3-15

I really like the 2.5-8 for E TN
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#3127191 - 01/16/13 06:09 PM Re: i have come to realize [Re: Kimberman]
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most of mine are 2-7 or 3-9
i do have an 8-32x that has come in quite handy when shooting skunks at long range which by the way is the only way to kill a skunk \:D


Edited by 1 good shot (01/16/13 06:09 PM)

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#3127278 - 01/16/13 07:00 PM Re: i have come to realize [Re: 1 good shot]
ratsnakeboogy
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I've been saying that for years, nobody ever believes me.

400 or less, you just don't need it.

Spend the extra money on trigger time, learn your rifle, your load, your dope and you are golden.

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#3127292 - 01/16/13 07:07 PM Re: i have come to realize [Re: Deer Assassin]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
CLARITY OVER MAGNIFICATION ANY DAY
Exactly.

AND, IMO, most hunters would fare better if they were carrying more 2-7x's instead of 3-9's regarding most of TN's deer hunting.

Some of the newer scope offerings are providing a much wider range of magnification options where we can kinda have the cake and eat it, too, such as a 2-12x option. But like you said, quality glass is usually more important than higher magnification.

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#3127347 - 01/16/13 07:28 PM Re: i have come to realize [Re: Wes Parrish]
ewc
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I'll be going the 2x12x42 VX-6 direction ASAP. I'll let you know how it looks Wes. Reading reviews, it compares nicely to the Swaro and S&B.

And saving 1/2 off the Swaro Z6 and S&B will be okay...

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#3127369 - 01/16/13 07:37 PM Re: i have come to realize [Re: Rockhound]
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 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
Over the last 6 months that i have wasted alot of money on scopes that have alot of power when a 3x9x40 or a 4x12x40 would work so much better



Funny you should bring up those two powers, just 2 weeks ago I bought 2 scopes in both those powers from a sale they had at Cabela's.
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#3127464 - 01/16/13 08:37 PM Re: i have come to realize [Re: Wildcat]
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I have been telling ya`ll for years that a scope with an AO does not belong on a deer rifle,,I have owned 36,24 and 20 power fixed scopes,8.5-25 6-24 and 6.5-20,,they all have their uses in the target world but are almost useless to a hunter..
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#3127614 - 01/16/13 09:40 PM Re: i have come to realize [Re: mr.big]
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 Originally Posted By: mr.big
I have been telling ya`ll for years that a scope with an AO does not belong on a deer rifle,


and i have listened for years lol


well except one scope i do have it on
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#3127752 - 01/17/13 12:14 AM Re: i have come to realize [Re: Deer Assassin]
Rockhound
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Im fixing to go straight 3x9x40 on all my rifles except im considering a 4x12x40 on one
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#3127906 - 01/17/13 07:37 AM Re: i have come to realize [Re: ewc]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: ewc
I'll be going the 2x12x42 VX-6 direction ASAP. I'll let you know how it looks Wes. Reading reviews . . . . .

Seeing that Leupold VX-6 is exactly what caused me to not buy a Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10 x 44mm that was on sale. Have bought neither yet, but believe this 2x12 VX-6 is going to be my next scope on a deer rifle. And it's Made in America. But, Geez, Leupold is sure proud of that scope, even if it is much less costly than a Swaro!

Other than cost, not sure what the downsides may be (lots of rotation to go from 2x to 12x), but this single scope has the benefits of three longtime popular configurations (2-7x, 3-9x, 4-12x) all rolled up into a single scope.

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#3128051 - 01/17/13 09:42 AM Re: i have come to realize [Re: Wes Parrish]
ewc
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Wes-

Clean out some messages. Box is full.

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#3128069 - 01/17/13 09:53 AM Re: i have come to realize [Re: ewc]
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 Originally Posted By: ewc
Wes-

Clean out some messages. Box is full.


Never happen, his box is ALWAYS full.

I had him PM me and I keep that PM in my box so I can send him a PM anytime though that same first PM thread. The last time I looked it had over 36 PM's in it going back almost 2 years.
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#3128124 - 01/17/13 10:36 AM Re: i have come to realize [Re: Wildcat]
Rubberduck270
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All mine are 3-9x40 with 2 exceptions. Both of those are 6.5-20x50 and they are on guns that are really only used to punch paper.
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#3128391 - 01/17/13 01:12 PM Re: i have come to realize [Re: Wildcat]
ewc
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 Originally Posted By: Wildcat
Never happen, his box is ALWAYS full.

\:D Well then he needs to send me a message concerning VX-6 pricing.

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#3129226 - 01/18/13 07:47 AM Re: i have come to realize [Re: ewc]
Wes Parrish
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HA! \:D
Sorry. The TNdeer.com instant messaging does stay full, purposefully, because I sometimes go days and weeks without logging in. But now if I were retired like ole Wildcat, I'd probably just live on here!

But any of my regular email addresses are checked much more frequently, including the one in my profile. \:\)

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#3130908 - 01/19/13 04:31 PM Re: i have come to realize [Re: ewc]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: ewc
 Originally Posted By: Wildcat
Never happen, his box is ALWAYS full.

\:D Well then he needs to send me a message concerning VX-6 pricing.

EWC,

THANKS!
Got the info and really appreciate!

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#3130960 - 01/19/13 05:26 PM Re: i have come to realize [Re: Wes Parrish]
ewc
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I'll have the illuminated VX-6 by Tuesday Jan 29. You can look thru it yourself and decide.

Couldn't take it anymore and I ordered.

\:\)

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#3130978 - 01/19/13 05:44 PM Re: i have come to realize [Re: ewc]
Wes Parrish
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I'm almost afraid to look thru it! \:D
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