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Some people prefer iron sights, some people invest a lot of money in scopes. Then you have the average guy that decides to buy a rifle, but wait, most rifles don't come with a sighting device, so you have to buy a scope. Well I might as well buy a scope with 20+ magnifacation, because I have to spend at least 200$ for one that won't give me trouble, plus I am going to need all that power for shooting at 150yds!!!! Why do people do this?

 

I brought a friend with me to the range and allowed him to shoot my 10/22, little did I know that he was one of these people. I thought I would start simple, and shoot at 25yds, and what does he do? He cranks it up to 9 power!!! I never use 9 I use 5 at 100yds. I guess the point is that you don't need alot of power, unless your shooting at dimes that are 200yds away. Or a small rhodent, wait could that be why they call all the good scopes varmiters? If you shoot at actual long range (300+ yds) and you don't wan't to buy hudge posters for targets, than I can understand that.

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Yup.

 

The "biggest" scope I own os a 38mm 3x9. It's on a 30-06. Everything else is fixed power. The 3x9 never see's 9x. 7 is about the highest I have ever used.

I have peep sights on my Remington 760 Carbine and it shoots better out to 50 than the scoped rifles.

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Really? not to many people use the irons on centerfire anymore, except on assult rifles. What kind of groups do you get at longer ranges(100-200yds) with that thing? I was thinking about getting a rifle with tang sights and would like some input on how the irons perform down range.
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I haven't shot it at these ranges......yet. I hunt mainly in the swamp and 99% of shots are within 50 yds. The rifle is too handy to be hanging glass on. You gotta remember that this is a carbine (18" barrel) so I wouldn't expect 1" groups at 100 yds.

Peep sights are great. A whole lot better that buckhorn sights. Apetures (the rear sight) come in all different sizes for differnt condition. The apeture in my sights is rather large. This gives a better sight picture when hunting. Target sights have a smaller apeture for more precise target work. It's really fun shooting with them and teaches you how to be a real marksman.

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My Dad was a "meat' hunter and wasn't familar with the term: group!  He shot a 300 Savage with open sightes for years and let me tell you.......... he killed A LOT of deer and we ate every last one of them.  I didn't know what beef tasted like until I got into high school.  He had perfect eye sight well into his 30's and not until his eye sight started to fade did he start using scopes.  It took him a couple of years to master killing deer with a scope, but he eventually got the hang of it.  Most of his shots were less than 100 yards, but he did make successful shots out to two hundred yards with the iron sights.... they were "Buckhorn" type made by Marble I think.

 

When he did go to a scope he either used a fixed power 4x or set the variable to 4x.  He wasn't a trophy hunter, so he just made sure it was a deer before he shot.  He grew up on a Reservation and was just enough Navtive  that the State Game Wardens didn't bother him.... and since he liked the taste of does better than Bucks....... well........ you see where this is going.  Life was much more simple in those days!

 

Your buddy probably didn't know any better than to use the high power.......... he just needs someone like yourself to teach him how it works!  Good Luck!

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My ol' man wouldn't let me have a scoped rifle till I was able to shoot accurately with iron sights. Thanks, Dad.

I use the scoped rifles when still hunting in the evening. On our morning hunts where we use dogs, the 760 with the peep sights is hard to beat. I do carry a pair of binoculars just in case one is trying to sneak by, but have rarely used them.

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