What magnification setting do you guys use for FT?
What will be good enough for decent range finding?
Do you find side-wheel parallax adjustment helpfull and easier than the adjustable objective lens?
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 side wheel, side PA could be adjusted with your thumb though. (Looseness of the wheel and strength of your thumb in mind though. lol).
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.
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
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