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So I'm looking at a scope like this

 


LEU54680 Leupold 6.5-20x50 Mark 4 LR/T 30mm Riflescope Leupold 6.5-20x50 Mark 4 LR/T 30mm Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Long Range
  • Side Focus
  • M1 Target Knobs
  • Free Leupold Flip-Open Lens Covers
SWFA: $1,099.95
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Can some one tell me how good this would be for a target that is 50 yards away?  Can someone explain to me what I should be looking for when I look at scopes so that it is equally good for a target that is 500 yards away or one that is 50 yards away? .... I thouft it might have been an adjustable objective ... but I see that this one doesn't have that (or does does side focus mean the same thing)

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Most AO on high dollar variables will go down to 30 yds. It's 30 feet that is the problem. Look at the 6.5x20 LR 40 mm standard leo for about $550, It will do everything the one above will do for half the money.
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And now for the rest of the Story:

 

The Leupold Long Range Tactical 6.5120X50 Mark 4 is serious when it says "Long Range"  Minimum focus distance on this scope is 75 yards. So 50 yards is noticably out of focus on my 8.5-25x50 Mark 4

 

The Mark  4  fixed 10X and the fixed 16X will focus down to 50yds. The 6.5-20 EFR Target VXIII will focus down to 10 meters.

 

Side Focus is one method of focusing at different distances. Another method is the type of adjustable objective found on the front of the 6.5-20X40 EFR Target VX-III.

Tactical scopes are designed for police and military snipers to shoot terrorists and other bad people. The VX-III line of hunting scopes are designed for hunting and target shooting.

The side focus is the prefered method of focusing by many people.

Different brands of scopes are more or less forgivving about what is in focus. Burris tactical scopes will show a very clear view much closer than my Leupold scopes. Nikon also makes a fine scope and theirs focuses down to 50 yds. Super Sniper has fixed power 10X 16X & 20X  and offers good $ value in a sturdy scope, and they will focus down to very close distances like 10 meters. The 6.5-20 EFR has 50MOA of internal adjustment The 6.5 -20 Mark 4 has 70MOA of internal adjustment due to it's 30mm tube.  How much adjustment becomes very important at distances over 500 yds. You can compensate some by using a plus  20 MOA base to get you out farther, but if your shots are all under 500yds you should be OK with the 6.5-20 EFR

 

 

LEU55152 Leupold 6.5-20x40 VX-III E.F.R. Riflescope Leupold 6.5-20x40 VX-III E.F.R. Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Fine Duplex
  • 1"
  • E.F.R
  • Target Knobs
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Free 2.5" Sun Shade w/ Purchase
  • Index Matched Lens System
SWFA: $599.95

6605 Nikon 6.5-20x44 Monarch UCC Riflescope Nikon 6.5-20x44 Monarch UCC Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Illuminated Mil-Dot
  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Target Knobs
  • Last Years Model
SWFA: $629.95
6570 Nikon 6.5-20x44 Monarch UCC Riflescope Nikon 6.5-20x44 Monarch UCC Riflescope
  • Gloss
  • Nikoplex
  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Target Knobs
  • Free 2.5" Sun Shade w/ Purchase
SWFA: $469.95
8415 New Nikon 4-16x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope New Nikon 4-16x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • Free Lens Caps w/ Purchase
  • Free 2.5" Sun Shade w/ Purchase
  • Free Mil-Dot Master w/ Purchase
SWFA: $999.95

201931 New Burris 6-24x50 Xtreme Tactical XTR 30mm Rifle Scope New Burris 6-24x50 Xtreme Tactical XTR 30mm Rifle Scope
  • Matte
  • Ballistic Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
SWFA: $770.95
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