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Thread: Magnification for Field Target

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    What magnification setting do you guys use for FT?
    What will be good enough for decent range finding?

    Do you find side-wheel parralax adjustment helpfull and easier than the adjustable objective lens?


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    i used to shoot on very low mag like 6 or 8 but now i have started using 18 i find that 18 is not accurate enough for range finding though.
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    When I was asking this it seemed that a X24 mag is entry level. I'm still stuck on X12, I have played around with a X24 that Lewis was kind enough to lend me for a bit and I must say it does indeed make a HUGE difference.

    Front PA is really a pain with standing shots, with a large sidewheel, side PA could be adjusted with your thumb though. (Looseness of the wheel and strength of your thumb in mind though. lol).

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    In FT bigger is better. Some Uk guys have scopes with 60 magnification. As Avion said 24 is entry level but keep in mind that a cheap scope with 30 mag can also be worthless. The higher the mag the further away you can range accurately.
    I started shooting at 10 mag but for the last few months I try to keep it at 50.
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    Forgot about paralax. I was very used to my scope with front pa and it took some time to get used to the wheel. The main advantage of the wheel is that you can get more markings on it.
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    jeez lewis i dont know how you can shoot at 50 mag. are you using the big nikko?
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    What is the point of having high mag and not use it moose? Just use it for range finding? That just seems a waist.
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    well i will use hi mag just not as high as 50
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    I am using a Lynx 10-50x60. You get used to shooting at high mag.
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    what is the price of that lynx?
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    New about 5 I think, but they are rare.
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    saw hennies one on saterday.
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    I have a Tasco custom 8-40x56.
    I def don't shoot at 40mag ! It's really personal choice, remember the higher the mag the more u see yourself move ! On 50m shots I shoot about 30x, only use 40x to rangefind. On closer shots I go down to about 16x, standing I go as low as 10x.
    It's about what's comfortable 4 u.
    That's one of the reasons a 35x mod Leupold just won't work for me
    Remember, rather have it and don't need it than need it and not have it ...
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    at the mo. i range and shoot on 30X.........but i do use 50X on long range/small kz targets for a more precise yardage.
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    My point exactly. But what mag would you deem high enough for range finding?
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