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What should someone look for in a scope that will be used strictly for target shooting?  80% of the time on a rest .... 20% hand held ..... 80% 100 yards ..... 20% 50 yards .... shouldn't be using it in low light .... would like to konw the best reticle to use for targets .... plus any other features,  and what magnification is ideal
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Could you let us know what caliber rifle, I assume, you will be using?

Magnification is user specific, your eyes are more than lightly better than mine and other members on here. I found the FINE CROSSHAIRS with a single DOT, to be less obtrustive for target shooting. Many members like MIL-DOT for long range.

Also, give us a range of money that fits your budget.  Good scope start at $200.00, Better scope with better glass start at $300.00 and go to $3000.00.



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Target shooters like less in the field of view, in order to judge mirage and wind speed. High magnification helps to see irregularities in the target structure (bullet holes)and "look through" mirage to see its speed. Contrast provides the delineation at the point of intersection for the irregularities. Best target scopes are usually fixed power(except in few cases such as Nightforce)and high mag. up to 45X. Fine crosshairs 1/8" or finer and a tracking system capable of click stops at 1/8" that can use the 1/8" cross hair or 1/4" dot as suggested above. This repeatablilty is sometimes called "tracking". The best reticles or such, include a fine crosshair, fine and dot, or sometimes a triangle. Usually precision targeting is somewhat different than slapping the crosshair on the target. It is more of a subtractive process- you know when your off the target and you have more mental awareness of the reticle. - as opposed to action shooting when the focus is on the target as the cross is brought thru the target, and the shot pressed through the target in one motion. And they are not FFP. 
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I'll be shooting hand loaded .223 Remington.  The barrel is 1 in 8" Twist.  Could be 52 gr up to maybe 80 gr.  As far as price range is concerned. I'd say $400 - $500 is about right.  But I'm OK with going higher if the extra puts me into a whole other class scope with reasons to do so.  I think I'd be real hard pressed paying over $700.   I'm not LE or military.  I don't shoot in formal competition .... just for recreation.
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I'm not sure if anyone read my other post about "what makes a scope fussy about eye placement"  Tying together information in that post and this one ....

 

These 3 look like good candidates for what I'm looking for in the .223 Target Scope (50 and 100 yards)

 

    http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200942/burris_8-32x50_bl ack_diamond_30mm_rifle_scope.htm

 

    http://www.riflescopes.com/products/200933/burris_6-24x50_bl ack_diamond_30mm_rifle_scope.htm

 

    http://www.riflescopes.com/products/201930/new_burris_6-24x5 0_xtreme_tactical_xtr_30mm_rifle_scope.htm

 

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I just found this one too ..

 

    http://www.riflescopes.com/products/849974/weaver_36x40_t-se ries_rifle_scope.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 



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