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The other day I was out pointing various guns at itty-bitty critters & encouraging them to become fertilizer.  In the course of this activity I was able to do a direct comparison of a Bushnell Legend 5-15X A/O mil-dot and a Nikon Monarch 3.3-10X A/O mil-dot.  This is unfair because the Nikon costs about twice as much as the Bushie & it shows.  The point of this, however, is how it shows.

 

Magnification aint everything, by a long shot as it were.  Although the Bushie has 50% more magnification, the Nikon has the superior image.  Resolution trumps the X factor to these old eyes.

 

I may have to break down & swap these two scopes, but I don't really want to.  The Nikon's on a .22 rimfire & the Bushie's on a .223.  What  I'll probably do is spend yet more money, sell the Bushie & aquire another Nikon.

 

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That is precisely the reason why snipers can shoot 1000 yards with a quality fixed 10x.

 

Some good deals on the Samplelist.com site right now on Nikon btw.

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Very true.  You do not need all that much magnification to shoot far at real world targets.

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I've come to appreciate the mil-dot reticle a great deal during my varmint shooting expeditions of the last coupla years.  There's no time to fuss with knobs or do all kinds of mental calculations when the the shots literally come about 6 to the minute at various angles & ranges.  Factor in the wind when the you never know what the azimuth is of the next shot let alone the range, and using mil-dots I'll get 10X as many hits as the guy who wants to figure it all out.  Therefore, I've decided to slowly convert my hunting scopes over to mil-dot reticles also.

 

As a result of that decision, I recently aquired a Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10X 44mm mil-dot for my .338 Winchester magnum.  I mounted it & got some range time in with it this past Sunday.  This scope replaced a Leupold Vari-X III 3.5-10X 50mm.  I bought Zeiss because Leupold apparantly thinks that their mil-dots are worth quite a bit more money than Zeiss does.  With the limited use I've put it to, I'm extremely glad I purchased the Zeiss.  The resolution is simply outstanding, far superior to the Leupold IMHO.

 

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Very true.  You do not need all that much magnification to shoot far at real world targets.

ILya

 

Most of the folks I see shooting today are what I call "over scoped".

Meaning, too much magnification for the job at hand. 

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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Very true.  You do not need all that much magnification to shoot far at real world targets.ILya



 


Most of the folks I see shooting today are what I call "over scoped".


Meaning, too much magnification for the job at hand. 



Now I personally do not see that, although that could be a slight exaggeration.

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Lovely stuff, critter.

 

I hang out at a range where there are tons of whitetail deer hunters.

These guys are shooting deer at LESS than 100 yards, and typically 50- 60 yards.

When I see guys with 6-32x scopes and the like, I tend to think they are over-scoped. (Too much magnification.)

 

Those SN-3's are lovely!!

The one on the Cooper with the EREK is identical to my old one.

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CB,

 

I noticed the same thing a few years ago when I was shooting a 223 w/ a 4-12 Nikon Monarch.  It has come to be one of my more expensive observations. 

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Critter,

 

Those are two beautiful setups!!!  You have more money tied up in your two USO scopes

than I could get for my car! 

 

Man I'm jealous! 

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