| huff143 wrote:|
Even magnification at 5X should take you to 400+. Unless you're hunting from sandbags on a bench, the amount of scope wobble that comes with hunting at higher powers isn't worth cranking past that.
Does anyone remeber the vid from Shooting Times that shows this? I don't remember how to get to it, but it explains this better than I can.
.............Yes,,, I do! That video is with Wayne Van Zwoll.......And he is 100% correct regarding scope wobble. Magnify the target more and the scope wobble increases, which in turn, increases the settling time from target acquisition to the shot.
For all hunting (except for varmits), most think that if they are shooting a long range and flat shooting cartridge, that to satisfy all needs, a 12x scope to a 16x max on the high end is needed...... Not so!
Also for 200 yard and less precision bench shooting, higher magnifications don`t necessarily reduce the group sizes. For comparison, there was an on-line article on this subject, where there was very little difference in actual group sizing at 100 yards between a 1.5x scope vs a 35x scope. For precision shooting, the reticle choice (thinner vs thicker) would be more of a factor than the power setting.
Many associate better groupings with higher magnifications. With longer range competitive shooting that is true. But to be successful in hunting deer sized animals and larger out to 500 and 600 yards, it is not! 3x to 5x, maybe to 6x for some, is all that`s needed for most if not all,,,,,, eyes!