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  • What is the power of magnification that you most commonly use at 200 yards?

The reason for my question is:  I want to calculate if exit pupil will be enough on a 36, 40, 42 or if needed 50mm..?)  Wanna get away with best combination without having to big of a scope..

Just want to make the right choice..Whacko
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Depends on what you are shooting at that range.  Deer?  Rodents?

For 200 to 250 on deer you really don't need more than 6x in my opinion.  I have a 50mm on my 300 win mag and can shoot at 10x till legal shooting light is done.  On my 270 I have a 40mm scope and leave it on 9x till I have to turn it down, and usually don't even bother.  Unless you have no moon and lots of clouds, I have usually been able to leave it on 9x.

Just my opinion, the experts will be along shortly.
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The quality of the lense makes more differance than the exit pupil for the ones you listed.
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