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Optics GrassHopper

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First thing i want to know is what power scope do you need for seeing deer well out at 500 yards. My 3-9-40 just doesn't see well out past 250. I can make out a buck or doe with it but I like to see more detail than that. So would a 4-14 be enough or would i need somthing that goes into the 20x range?

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I tend to like the Bushnell 4200  4-16x40 however I am usually shooting 200 to 300 yds so if you really want to evaluate the rack at 500 you will need a solid rest and I would suggest this:
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Edited by Urimaginaryfrnd - January/01/2008 at 22:29
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/02/2008 at 08:39
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4.5x14 conquest or 4x16 bushnell elite will both work pretty well for long range deer hunting.

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Optics Master

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Remember though, as your magnification goes up, your fov and brightness goes down.  So at these magnifications, I would stick with a large objective and either a mildot model for the distance you will be shooting or one with repeatable elevation and windage adjustments, depending on which type of shooting you prefer at such a distance.  Even with a 300 Wby. mag., at that distance, you are looking at a hold over of about 20 inches.  So, that is another way to do it, as the size of a deer's chest from top to bottom is about 18 inches, or 5 mildots at 100 yards.
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