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I was wondering if the  SS 5-20X50 is too much of a scope for my Tikka t3 tatical .308 20in barrel rifle? Could you please offer some advice?
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I want to use the scope for hunting, and tactical moving and shooting competitions.  Does anyone have a better suggestion?
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For what you describe, it would be too much scope, I'll elaborate:

1.  In hunting scenarios, animals tend to do what high mag scopes hate most: move out of the FOV.  Finding an animal with too much magnification is a pain, and often leads to not taking shots, or - far worse for all involved - taking bad shots.

2.  In "move and shoot" competitions, you will NEED lower magnification.  At high magnification, small movements of gun and shooter make holding on target much harder.

I own 1 optic with max power >20X, and use it only when stable shooting positions will be used.  If stalking, shooting from improvised positions, or shooting on the move, I go with lower power scopes.


All that said, it is a robust scope with very good turrets and good glass (I have owned 2 of the 5-20 SS scopes and liked them both.)

For "move and shoots", I prefer a christmas tree reticle that can be doped rather than the turrets, but that is me.

Personally, I would look for something more in the 3-15 mag range.  For just a little more money, the Premier LT would be a good fit.  If budget doesn't permit, I doubt you'd be dissatisfied with the SS5-20, just be sure to keep the power as low as possible.
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