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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]
KPH
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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]
Deer Assassin
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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]
1 good shot
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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]
Wildcat
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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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