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Hi all! I need some help here. I have a Pentax PF-80ED spotting scope with the Pentax 20X60 zoom eyepiece.  I would like to purchase a new, STRAIGHT power eyepiece for viewing 6mm. bullet holes, in paper targets, at 500 yards. My question is, what would be the best power for viewing these holes? Correct me if I'm wrong but, I believe I need the clearest resolution for viewing these holes. Thanks!
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I have just discovered that the XW-20 will magnify my PF80-ED to 26X.
The XW-14 to 36X. And the XW-10 to 50X. Now, I know that some guys can see 6mm. holes at 500 yards (in the white) with a straight 36X 40mm. 1" tube Weaver target rifle scope. (T-36) Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't my PF80-ED with the XW-14 eyepiece have MUCH better resolution for seeing the 6mm. bullet holes at 500 yards, than the Weaver T-36 riflescope? Also, would I lose resolution if I went to the higher magnification of the XW-10 ?
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for 6mm holes at 500 yards i would use the 36x eyepiece and, more importantly, the "shoot and see" type targets, the ones that change color when hit.

At 50x, the image will be very dim because of the small exit pupil.   
 
Of course, a good spotting scope is better than a rifle scope for observation.
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The XW's are fabulous for sure.
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I've been using my buddy's when aoudad hunting.  We'll be back over there and I'll let you know which one it is.  I believe it is one of the fixed eyepieces. 
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Aoudad!  That is some tough hunting?  Are ya'll doing it in W. Texas?  You gotta take some pics for us.
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Originally posted by anweis anweis wrote:

I guess I'll go with the XW 14 eyepiece. I shoot at groundhog paper targets, competitivley.  We shoot at an all white target, with a black groundhog, and a white bullseye, with black scoring rings. Anyone have a used XW14 that they would like to sell?

for 6mm holes at 500 yards i would use the 36x eyepiece and, more importantly, the "shoot and see" type targets, the ones that change color when hit.

At 50x, the image will be very dim because of the small exit pupil.   
 
Of course, a good spotting scope is better than a rifle scope for observation.
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Chris, yes we hunt them in W Texas (free range).  The eyepiece is 36x he said.  I do not know how to post pics or I'd show a couple.  Aoudad are tryly awesome animals.

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Can you email them to me and I will post them for you.  chris@swfa.com
 
Even under fence they are tough to hunt.  I've been on many ranches that have them but you never see them.  Many game ranches use Aoudad hunts to sucker in unsuspecting out of staters by offering them an unbelievable deal for an Aoudad and a hog.  The hunter never sees an Aoudad, shoots a hog and ends up paying regular price for something else off the menu like a Black Buck.
 
There is a story about a ranch close to the Y.O. that is only 100 acres under high fence but its surface area is closer to 500 acres because of the terrain.  The owner mainly uses it for breeding exotics but occasionally sells hunts too.  The story goes that the owner got into a heated debate with a potential hunter about ethics once the hunter found out how many acres he would be hunting.  The owner made a bet with the guy that he could not successfully hunt one of the Aoudad in a three day period, if he was able to take one it was free if he was not able to he would have to pay 2x the asking price.  The guy hunted for three days unsuccessfully and refused to pay the bet because he claimed the property did not have any Aoudad on it.  So, they darted one at night under spot light and spray painted him safety orange and they made the bet double or nothing.  The guy hunted three more days and still never saw one.  Supposedly the ranch had 10 confirmed Aoudad on it.
 
I've heard many ranchers say that on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most difficult to hunt a mature whitetail would be an 8 and a mature Aoudad would be an 11.
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I believe it Chris.  The ranch we hunt is 10,000 acres off the caprock in West Texas.  Very rough stuff, perfect for sheep.  They are very elusive and extremely tough.  I'm sending a pic of March 2008 hunt. 
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