I am a novice shooter and tried to find the answer and so far no one can give a logical answer that makes any sense. So this you could say is a last resort and depending how this goes could be a first resort from here on out.
First let me explain some issues that have lead me to ask this question.
I am running a REM 700 SPS short action chamber in .308 WIN. with a SS 16x42 Fixed MIL DOT. Yes I know that the optic is a little much for the rifle but so far it does exactly what I want it to do.
My question is and please forgive me if a fudge the correct terms etc. If I am using the optic referenced above to estimate distance to the target how does a variable power scope affect range estimation? Meaning if I estimate my range to the target to be 150 yards in a X3 magnification and I then zoom in to the target on say 10 power the MIL DOT recticle does not change? Is that correct? If it is correct and the rectilce does not change how does one know what power to be at in order to estimate range estimation?
I am asking this question becuse the people at MIL DOT Master can not answer this.
Any info/assistance would be greatly appreciated.