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I am trying to decide between the 42mm and the 50mm Swaroskis. The cost difference is virtually nothing from my dealer. The scope will go on a Rem. CDL 280. I do alot of late evening hunting. The longest shot will be no more than 150 yards.
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42 for sure under those conditions.

 

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Welcome to OT.

 

I like 42mm objectives, it usually allows me to mount the scope lower to the receiver.

With a quality scope like a Swaro, you probably can't tell the slight advantage the 50mm objective may give you.

 

Great choice of glass!!

 

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I also would go with the 42mm objective in this situation. You really only notice the difference with a 50mm in really low light and even then the difference is not noticeable enough to be worth the extra size and weight of the scope. IMO
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I have both, it depends on several things really, like how big your barrel is, how much comb rise is on your stock etc.  I would probably go with the 42 but would consider the 50 if it didn't get mounted too high.  Maybe you should also check out the Kahles CL line!
  
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At that range, 3-10x42.  I would listen to gozarian about the new CL.
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