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I have Remington 700 SPS-V in .308.  I mainly use it for target (Working on my long distance shooting).  My closest shots would be 100 yards and eventually i would like to work out to 600-800 yards.  I'm working on a new scope and I'm thinking about the SS20x42 (MOA Series).  What would be the closest range this scope would be usable at such a high power?  

I've also been looking at the same SS20x42 MRAD scope.  When will this be released?  And what does this scope offer over the MOA?
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Agree with big daddy if u can afford it. If not the 20x is a lot if u ever plan to hunt its too much. Most will say its too much for target shooting too because the mirage can be very heavy with that much mag. 16x seems to be more popular for target shooting for groups. If shooting steel plates my 10x SS does the job for me.
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Originally posted by RotoReuter_DM RotoReuter_DM wrote:

Agree with big daddy if u can afford it. If not the 20x is a lot if u ever plan to hunt its too much. Most will say its too much for target shooting too because the mirage can be very heavy with that much mag. 16x seems to be more popular for target shooting for groups. If shooting steel plates my 10x SS does the job for me.

looks like all the SS fixed power scopes are the same price so it really comes to a question of what magnification to get.  I currently have a cheap 4-16x scope so maybe 16 would be the way to go?  Where in WI are you?
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16x is a fine choice! I've been thinking about getting one in mil quad when they come out.

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One thing to keep in mind- scopes with power above about 15X get tricky to use due to mirage effect.
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I like the idea of the 12x SS for your uses.  The 16x would be OK also, but the 20x would be more than I would want.
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Either 10x or 12x is your best, probably.

16x is a nice configuration for target shooting, but it limits your options a bit in terms of lighting conditions.

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Originally posted by lightsareout lightsareout wrote:

I've also been looking at the same SS20x42 MRAD scope. And what does this scope offer over the MOA?


The on the MRAD scopes the reticle and the E/W knobs are matched. Both are in Mils. So they are easier to use. And on the other scope the one you list as MOA they are not matched. The reticle is in Mils and the knobs are in MOA. They are usable, but it is harder to deal with. But if you are not using the Mil dots on the reticle for ranging or correction, it should not matter.

Also you do not list a budget, but I am assuming that you are around the $300 mark with your choices. So as another suggestion if you are open to $700 the 10xHD would be an outstanding choice for you needs. They normally are $800, but now there is a $100 coupon that ends around the middle of May. And until May 14th I think $30 off the mil dot scopes.  Better glass with make a huge difference over increasing just the magnification.

http://www.opticstalk.com/swfass-tax-day-group-buy-16-520-and-more_topic32695.html?FID=2&PR=3
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The 20x by nature of physics is rather grey in low light but quite satisfactory in full sun. The 6x would be as bright as it gets in low light higher powers will be increasingly lower brightness level in low light but fine in full sun. With a variable you can always dial down power to brighten the image. With a fixed wanting higher magnification I would stay 16x rather than the 20x. The will focus down to ten meters I believe.
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