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If you have a Super Sniper 20x, how do you like it?  Would you recommend it to a bench shooter?  Likes?  Dislikes?
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For bench, where lots of magnification is "needed", it is a good buy.

The downside is that, at a fixed 20X, mirage can be hell; and if you don't "need" 20X, it can suck to have.


For most people and applications, I recommend the 10X, it is far more versatile.  If you need 20X (dedicated 1,000-yard gun always shooting in cold weather) it can be a great scope.
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I liked the one I had. The down side is that as it gets dark the scope starts to look grey because of exit eye pupil size but that is same with any 20X the difference in a variable is you can dial the power down to brighten the image. The tactical knobs are very nice for that price.  For daylight use it's a nice scope and lots of fun.
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20x fixed scopes have a very limited use and even more so in hot areas prone to marrage. i would stick with a 10x if i want you, i have run 10x scopes all the way out to 1k with no issues
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i purchased one a short time ago, but can't say i've used it a lot. it's for a dedicated long range hunting rifle where 500 is about as close as i shoot at game. as others have said the eye position is critical, but that's true with anything 20x. did shoot a box test, passed with flying colors. i'd say for 280 bucks, it's like a sore dick...you can't beat it!
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Actually the scope is a lot more useful than you might first think. Granted there is a mirage issue in extreme heat but I got plenty of mirage off a hot 30-06 barrel today with a 3-9 so I wouldnt let that alone run you off from it. If you were shooting something like paririe dogs daylight fixed positon good solid rest it would be awesome. The one I had I hunted and target practiced and it was a lot of fun for a really reasonable price.
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I am not really worried about mirage.  I use a Weaver T36 on my .22lr target rifle and I have never had a problem, even when the temperature was 100 degrees.  I am strictly shooting at a target 100 yards away.  That is the maximum distance at my rifle range.  I would like to try some longer range shooting if I could find someplace near where I live.  I am looking to tighten up my groups.  It seems logical to me that when the target appears closer and bigger, that I should be able to improve my shot placement.
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if the rifle is strictly a target rifle I see no problem taking this route but bear in mind that if it is used for hunting ever or you need to shoot off hand the 20x will be impossible to use.  Think of it like this a target at 100 yds looks like it is at 10 yds with a 10 power double the power to 20x and half the distance to 5 yds.   Now take a target and place it at 5 yds then place a similar one at 10 and see if 10 isnt livable.  That is why most guys go 10x max in a fixed scope.
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Tight groups are possible with even single digit magnification at 100yds. I would probably look for the appleseed shooting org. They have events thought out the country. That would be a good way to improve your technique. And tighten up your groups.
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I have a 20X. Don't believe everything you read from posters who don't. I use mine for groundhog hunting out to 400 yds. (so far.)
Likes: rear focus, reasonable length, holds zero well, decent glass.
Dislikes: turret clicks vary between sticky and mushy, fairly heavy (and remember, this is a 30mm tube,) rear focus is nice, but not very fine--takes practice, fairly "sun-sensitive", even with the built-in sunshade--must be at least quartered away from target or glare is bad, even for a 20X.
Within reason, the 20X makes a decent hunting/varmint scope. I may be fixed X, but you can focus it at close range: I turned a groundhog inside-out just the other day when he popped up just 15 yards away.
Would I buy another? Probably not. Would spend a little more for something like a Weaver Grand Slam if could do over. But can't find enough neg's. to get rid of the SS at this point. 
IMO, for your intended purpose, you might look at something like a Bushnell Legend or a V-Seies Weaver in a 4-12, 5-15, 4-16, etc. with adjustable objective.
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