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I am trying decide on a scope for my antelope rifle I have a fixed 6 mag and a variable 3x9. The bestto deal with the heat waves this season??
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Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

I am trying decide on a scope for my antelope rifle I have a fixed 6 mag and a variable 3x9. The bestto deal with the heat waves this season??


I thought you were going to use your new Swarovski for antelope?


http://www.opticstalk.com/gave-in_topic33466.html

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Don't worry, I'm going to baby this scope it is going on a rifle for antelope. I just need a good scope cover for it?? 
Flat land hunting only. ;)


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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:


Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

I am trying decide on a scope for my antelope rifle I have a fixed 6 mag and a variable 3x9. The bestto deal with the heat waves this season??


I thought you were going to use your new Swarovski for antelope?



http://www.opticstalk.com/gave-in_topic33466.html


Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:





Don't worry, I'm going to baby this scope it is going on a rifle for antelope. I just need a good scope cover for it?? 

Flat land hunting only. ;)


I was reading in a magazine fixed might help with heat waves??

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First time hunting in the heat?
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

First time hunting in the heat?



I did last year.
It is a hotter year this year so, I want to be prepared just in case I am hunting in shorts and a tee shirt.
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If you can't see the speed goat through the mirage, get closer.

You Swaro will work perfectly for your heat.  Superior optics will help, plus with the variable, you can dial up and down till you find what best suits you.
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Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

First time hunting in the heat?



I did last year.
It is a hotter year this year so, I want to be prepared just in case I am hunting in shorts and a tee shirt.


Using your Swaro 3-9 you should be fine, if you have issues follow what Ed suggested and turn down the power.  Thunbs Up


We sometimes hunt in shorts and tee during the day the first three or four weekends of the season because it can get Africa hot here. Most of us do use sun shades we're not hard hunting or walking very far in shorts (best way to get all torn up by the terrain).
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The area I am hunting is about 23 sq. Miles of walk-in with no roads. I am just going to start walking before sunrise with as little gear as possible and zig-zag across to the other side calling someone to pic me up on the other side if/ when I get one down. I will have to have everything I need because I just can't change gear if I want to beat other hunters into that area.

Just wondering which scope will help me the best to accomplish this??
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The variable is going to be the best. If mirage is to thick, turn it down. If a longer shot presents itself during early morning before the mirage heats up, crank it up! 
A fixed power scope allows you to get better glass at a lesser price point. Unless you have a S&B 10x, I doubt you have a fixed power scope that has better glass than your Swaro! 
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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

The variable is going to be the best. If mirage is to thick, turn it down. If a longer shot presents itself during early morning before the mirage heats up, crank it up! 
A fixed power scope allows you to get better glass at a lesser price point. Unless you have a S&B 10x, I doubt you have a fixed power scope that has better glass than your Swaro! 


The other is a vx2.
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Ummm, I just don't know what to say... Really? you are honestly considering taking a VX-2 over a Swaro? Really???
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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

Ummm, I just don't know what to say... Really? you are honestly considering taking a VX-2 over a Swaro? Really???


Like I said I was looking at a magazine saying a low power fixed is effective in dealing with heat waves. I will use the variable between you and me... I was looking for an excuse to use the new one. ;)

Still a bit worried on scratching the new one though...
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I don't believe you're going to be hunting in shorts and a T shirt for antelope unless you are cactus-proof....but, I would use a 6X scope.   That's a real goodie.  
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To avoid any future flame wars on my part... I think I will refrain from using any "brand" names of products from here on out.
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Originally posted by Son of Ed Son of Ed wrote:



I don't believe you're going to be hunting in shorts and a T shirt for antelope unless you are cactus-proof....but, I would use a 6X scope.   That's a real goodie.  


That is a risk but, if the temp calls for it I will.
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How did you manage to find a fixed power VX-2?  The "V" in there stands for "Variable".

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

How did you manage to find a fixed power VX-2?  The "V" in there stands for "Variable".

ILya


I meant fx... sorry.
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Rustic the best way to beat tough conditions is to have the best equipment. Your scope is important, it doesn't really matter what is written on the outside of the scope, as long as what you see through the scope is clear and allows you to place bullets where you intend. I have never "hunted" with either. But your Swaro is a 6x, as well as a 3,4,5,7,8,9x! Can you see where that might be more flexible an option?
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Ah, so it is a 6x36, then.

It is a nice scope in its own right, but the Swaro 3-6x36 will run circles around it (as it should considering the price difference).

If you are worried about heat, set the scope to 3x.

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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

Rustic the best way to beat tough conditions is to have the best equipment. Your scope is important, it doesn't really matter what is written on the outside of the scope, as long as what you see through the scope is clear and allows you to place bullets where you intend. I have never "hunted" with either. But your Swaro is a 6x, as well as a 3,4,5,7,8,9x! Can you see where that might be more flexible an option?


As a big believer in K.I.S.S. and old habits are hard to break.
Yes to a degree, to tell you truth though chances are I will not be able to get any closer than 300+ yard from anything. And since I have never shot any big game on anything less than max mag I am going to have to remind myself to use other mags in breaking an old habit.


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I am certain that I picked the right variable scope for this type of hunting though. It has a real good balance of compact size/lightweight/simple design/reasonable price/CS.
Hope it works in the field... I'm sure it will.

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I'll tell you what rustic, if it doesnt work for you in the field, i will buy it from you, because i know it will work great in Montana.

Now, my experience from hunting antelope is that if you beat all the other hunters in there and you do it at the start of the season before the goats are gun shy, you should have no problem getting well less than 300 yards from them. If that isnt the case, then you will have to do a spot and stalk with a longer shot, but if done right will give time to set up the shot and chose your mag setting.

As for the habit of the highest setting, when you get out of the truck, stick it on 6x and leave it until you need more.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

I'll tell you what rustic, if it doesnt work for you in the field, i will buy it from you, because i know it will work great in Montana.

Now, my experience from hunting antelope is that if you beat all the other hunters in there and you do it at the start of the season before the goats are gun shy, you should have no problem getting well less than 300 yards from them. If that isnt the case, then you will have to do a spot and stalk with a longer shot, but if done right will give time to set up the shot and chose your mag setting.

As for the habit of the highest setting, when you get out of the truck, stick it on 6x and leave it until you need more.


I guaranty you on opening day I will be the first into that walk-in. I am counting on that.
I will work on using different mags.
It should be a good season I drew great tags.

Edited by rustic - August/03/2012 at 01:48
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