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I just joined OT to get more information on scopes and optics.  My first question is around a recommendation for my new rifle I HOPE to receive soon.  I am on the wait list for the La Rue OSR... I was looking at a SS 10x42 or 16x42.  The goal is to have a platform to shoot 200 to 300yds typically but capable of hitting 800yds without a problems.  Since the OSR is very expensive, it definitely limits my options and SS looked like the best bet.  Any recommendations would be appreciated.  Thank you.
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Welcome to the OT!
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Thank you... a little bit more info on my questions... just learning about this but what are the parralax issues / impact of 10x vs 16x vs 20x... or I am stuck in analysis paralysis?
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The more magnification you have the more problems parallax can become.  Read topic on parallax it is excellent.  http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=5026  Should answer any questions you have about it. 

Personally I would go with the 10x.  It will work fine out to 800 yards and is more than enough for the 200 to 300 yards.  16x would be the very max I would personally go, but even then I doubt I would care for that much mag without being able to turn it down.
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I have been using a 16X Super Sniper for awhile. Wouldnt go any higher and 14X or 12X is probably better. 
I am selling it and going with the 10X. 
10X is great for any shooting Iam currently doing-  Less than 1000yds. 
 
Good Luck and welcome to the OT.
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Great link and article on magnification.  Thank you.
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For a limited time there are some 10x HD  ( Heavy Duty  High Definition Glass) models available with rear parallax adjustment and 1/10 mil clicks.  These are a few that were added to a military order and when they are gone that is all there will ever be.  It's a very nice scope I have one.  I also have two of the  3-9x42 variables which I also like very well.
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