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Hey everybody out there in optics land, I have a brand new Ruger Hawkeye in 7mm rem. mag. and I am considering putting a Leupold FX3 6x42 scope on top of it. has anyone had any experience with this particular scope? Most of my shots for Michigan whitetail are between 100 and 250 yards. Is this "fixed six" going to give me a good sight picture if I see a deer at 50 or 75 yards? or will the 6 power give me too much magnification at those ranges? Thanks for your valued input.
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It is a good scope and I am sure it will work well for you.  The glass is pretty good and 6x is a good allround magnification for everything except for the closest shots.  If that is the scope you are looking at, perhaps you should also consider Sightron S2 6x42 and Nikon Monarch 6x42.  Both can be found for pretty good prices.

I'd also take a pretty good look at IOR Hunting 6x42 with a #4 reticle.  It is a little bigger than the scopes above, but is a bit better optically.

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Most of the euro scope have better field of view.

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Are you in a stand where the deer are moving slow and you can get set up for the close in shot?  If there is a chance of the deer presenting suddenly or moving quickly I would prefer something lower powered, say 4X if fixed.  Bigger FOV and easier to find your target quicker.
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Originally posted by silver silver wrote:

 

 

Most of the euro scope have better field of view.



That is typically true, but they also tend to have shorter eyerelief so it is a tradeoff.

Leupy 6x42 has 17ft FOV at 100 yards

Sightron S2 has 20ft FOV

Sightron S2 Big Sky has 17ft

IOR 6x42 has 20ft

Meopta Artemis 2000 6x42 has 21ft

Burris Fullfield II 6x40 has 17ft

Schmidt and Bender 6x42 has 21ft

Kahles C 6x42 L has 23.6ft


For the most part longer eye relief scopes have narrower fields of view.

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I was thinking about geting one of these to put on my airgun and set it to 35yards.
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