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I'm in the market for new glass for a .270 Featherweight and considering going with a fixed 6X scope.

I'd like opinions as to weather a fixed power scope is an appropriate choice for a 200 yard rifle, and is 6X too much or too little magnification.
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nothing wrong with a fixed 6x, is there a certain reason you dont want a variable?
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6x would be fine .

but the 10x may bring it in a little better.  If you wouldn't be coming under the 200 yd mark i would go with the 10x SS and your set 
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6x is OK.  My .270 wears a 3x9x42 but it rarely leaves 4x and rarely higher than 6x.  You might want to consider a 4x if 200yds is max range.  Reason being if something pops up close you might have trouble finding it in the scope.
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I neglected to mention, I was leaning towards a fixed power for more eye relief and I also felt I could afford better glass.
My budget is in the $400 - $600 range.
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Z-Plex Zeiss 4x32 Conquest Rifle Scope
Stock # - 5214059920
  • Matte
  • Z-Plex
  • 1"
  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
$299.95
Duplex Leupold 4x33 FX-II Riflescope
Stock # - LEU58530
  • Gloss
  • Duplex
  • 1"
  • Multi-Coat 4 Lens System
$269.95

Wide Duplex Leupold 6x36 FX-II Riflescope
Stock # - LEU58830
  • Matte
  • Wide Duplex
  • 1"
  • Multi-Coat 4 Lens System
$279.95

Swarovski 6X42 Habicht NOVAGloss finish, 4A reticle, 1" tube, fast focus shock absorbing eye piece, ring marks $1,025.00 $599.95

These are few that are out there.


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Hey Chris why not make a 6x SS? lol
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My 270 wears a Swaro 3-10 and it is my favorite hunting scope, very light, very repeatable, great reticle, great glass.
 
10330 Swarovski 3-9x36 American 52040, Matte finish, plex reticle, 1" tube, fast focus eye piece, resettable windage & elevation, light ring marks $1,025.00 $699.95
10753 Swarovski 3-9x36 Habicht Plex reticle, 1" tube, fast focus eye piece, ring marks $975.00 $499.95
 
 
 
 
A nice 4X or 6X would work too (for a hunting rifle out to 200 yards, I'd lean more toward a 4X.)
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I'm in the process of selling some variable scopes and replacing them with fixed 6x scopes.  While I don't believe one is better than the other, there are some situations and rifles that a fixed power is just perfect.  The same can be said for a variable.
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From my experience, you will not be disappointed in a 6x on a .270. It will even do quite well beyond 200 yards, believe me....
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Thanks to all for your input and suggestions, I appreciate it.
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The 6x is fine for any shooting big game well beyond 200 yards. It's even good inside fifty yards, as long is they aren't sprinting.
That is my own experience.

Doug
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I put a Leupy FX3 6X42 on my Sako 75 in 30-06. It's a dandy and not a problem even on close shots. The ER is great and the FOV respectable. 
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Thanks again to all.
I just called SWFA to purchase the Swaro fixed 6 off the sample list, but I think they're closed for Christmas.
I'll try again Saturday.
Merry Christmas to all.
Mr. Barseness, I just finished your article on the Model 70 and I loved it, but then again I'm biased towards Winny's.
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You will not be displeased with your pruchase!
 
For hunting scopes, it doesn't get much better than Swaro. Beyond that, it's just splitting hairs.
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The Swarovski 6x was the first scope that rode my .458 Lott.  Superb scope.  There was a guy I hunted with who wanted it more than I did...  He probably got the better deal.
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Glad you found what you wanted.  You will have to post a pic once you get it mounted.
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