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Can someone tell me if a variable scope looses optical precision (clarity, you know, just doesn't look as good) at the top end of it's range?

 

For example ..... let's say I want a magnification of 14X ..... I have two scopes that are identical except one is a 4.5-14 and the other is 6.5-20.  Will the 6.5-20 be better set at 14X cause it's in the middle of the range rather than the 4.5-14 at the top of it's range or will they both be the same?

 

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15 or 20 years ago variables were pretty bad at the high end of their range, but that's not true any more.  A good quality scope that goes up to 14X will be fine at the top end. 
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The top quality ones shouldn't have that type of problem.

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