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   Long time lurker. I don't post much, but watch all the time. From the shadows, biding my time...and waiting.....


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 Anyway.  I have a .50BMG, it currently has a Bushnell Elite 3200 5-15 power on it and I'm wanting to upgrade to a SWFA SS scope.    The Elite 3200 has stood up to over 200 rounds, but I want to move away from the variable and get a good fixed power scope, with a 30MM tube.


The rings are the good Badger Ordnance Max-50 rings.


Question #1.  What should I put on the rings?  When I got the badgerordnance rings before, they came with a packet of goop that looked like liquid rubber and was swabbed into the rings and "spacer rings" before mounting the scope. 


Question #2.....I can't decide which SS to get.  Fixed 10X, 16X or 20X.....

I'm kind of leaning towards 10X as it's versatile and can be used a bit better longer range.   I don't fiddle with turrets, so I plan on memorizing holdover with the mil-dots at long-range, and at 16X I figured the FOV would be small enough as to limit holdover.

    .50 isn't nothing special, just an old Bohica upper put on an AR 15 lower.  Shoots pretty good, 1MOA with good ammo, most all ball into 1.5-2.5MOA. 


  The Bushnell 5-15 is going onto my .22-250 varmint gun when it comes off.


Thanks gents.  Always trust the advice and input here Cool

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I would think you should decide on the distance you are going shoot for the maximum magnification you might need!Also don't forget SS is in 12X as well & should get you out to 750 yds with no problem.If you have young eyes a 10X would be fine out to 1K.
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A16x is going to have all the holdover that any of the others do, as they all user the same reticle, but that seems like a really silly way to shoot as far as that round is capable of. The Knobs will give a much more precise movement of impacts.

I would probably choose the 12x as it will be the best compromise of magnification, field of view, and exit pupil. (The 16x and 20x have been known to be a bit dark...)

And personally, I would not put anything on the rings. Badgers are quality gear and will hold just fine at recommended torque.
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   Okay awesome.   I'm surprised badger sent the goop with them the first time.


   I'm thinking the 12X looks good, lower power doesn't bother me as I have been group-shooting at 500 yards with a fixed 4 over the last year Big Grin 


I may expirement with turret-twisting Bandito  now that I'll have a good enough scope for 100% RTZ.


 

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