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Been lurking for a while and have finally have decided on a fixed power Super Sniper scope.

Scope will be mounted on a Remington 700 SPS with a 26” barrel in 308 Win using Leupold STD mount and rings.

My problem is deciding on what power to go with, I have access to a 200 yrd range but want to be able to shoot farther, most of my shooting is done in the afternoon and have noticed mirage as the range heats up so I guess my question is at what power does mirage become an issue.

Thanks for your time.

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I had thot I told the guy that I wanted a 6×42 mil dot ss scope. Somehow he heard 10×42 mildot. So that's what was in the box at the.p.o. yesterday and now is mounted on my 6.5 Creedmoor. I do wish it was the mil quad reticle or 6 x. But I want to shoot my rifle more. And actually as long as I understand the Mil Dot Master correctly items mil dot reticle will work fine.
I know that isn't a direct answer to your?
But yesterday when I was playing with it on the rifle I noticed I could see some mirage looking across the muskeg behind the house. But it wasn't overpowering.
It was in the mid 70 s. The scope was still extremely crisp, bright, clear and had good resolution. And I could put the cross hairs on 1/2" diameter limbs at 150 yards.
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While CTF's insight is great information. I personally like the 12X.
 
Overall it has very similar characteristics to the ten power without all the sacrifice of higher magnifications. Since the reticles are FFP, you will still be able to assess DOPE and Target estimation.
 
I would also add that since you are wanting to grow into shooting longer distances, that additional magnification could be a great benefit if you have aging eyes.
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thanks for the input.


I was thinking that the 20x would have too small a field of view and that the 10x might not be enough for my 50 yrs. + eyes so I was between the 12x and the 16x.

Any reason to not to go with the 16x?

I've also been researching mirage and it seems like it’s something I’m going to have to learn to read regardless of magnification.

thanks again.

sig357fan


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also,

I was looking at the side focus vs rear focus of the 10x, is there any difference other than the location of the scope?

I’m a south paw so I would think that if might be an advantage for me with the focus knob on the left side of the scope.

Thanks again,

Sig357fan


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Sig 357fan,

Even though I am a Glock guy and the father of a Glock girl, I think we can find common ground. 

I just bought a 12x42M, it was an upgrade from my 4-16x50 Millett.   I have another Millet (the same) on a second rifle.  

Let me start with the 12x SWFA glass is better.   Now that I have seen them side by side, I appreciate the difference.  All the internet chat in the world can't show you that.   So now I am planning to trade i the Millett and get another SWFA SS Fixed scope. 

My eyes will be fifty before deer season and although I don't hunt too often.  the 100-200-300 yd targets seem to get smaller and blurrier each time I go out.   

For an aging bench/prone target guy....  does the 16x or 20x make a big difference?   I would default to the 20x, just to see farther.   I've heard 16-20 may effect the quality of the view.  

Anyone have any thoughts?

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A friend has the16 power and prefers it to 20 power. He shoots 1,000 yard plenty
If I remember correctly the 16x is a different length than the other Classics
I know that the 16 x has been reccomended tome for a target scope by several people.
I have no first hand experience with it tho.
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I put a 16 from the sample list on my .220 Swift last week. First, it's beautiful. Second, I thought it might have been slightly overpowered, but my 50 year old eyes match this scope perfectly.

What a product. You can't go wrong.

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Howdy Welcome to OT, Sig.  FWIW, I'm 58, no vision correction. I've had a 12x SS on a coyote and PD rifle for about a year, and really like it. Can see as far as this rifle will shoot just fine, without too much mirage. But I wouldn't want more mag. Thinking of upgrading to 10x HD if I ever get the extra cash. Love the mil-quad reticle, wouldn't go back to a standard mil-dot (covers up too much prairie dog at distance).  I vote 12x.   YMMV.  Bandito
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I have not had the 12X but have had all the others the 16 X Mil Quad is my favoorite. If there is a big issue with mirage the 12 X would be a good choice as would the 10X. The lower the power the brighter the image in low light. 20 X is best used in full daylight. 6X is as bright as it gets in low light. If one intends to shoot with no rest just point and shoot that is very difficult over 10X .
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