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Just getting started into benchrest shooting and I have come to the conclusion that the only two scopes that I'm interested into right now is the Nikon Monarch 8-32x50 and the Sightron Siii 8-32x56.
Can't make up my mind which one to concider for the 200 yards that I'll be shooting most of the time...help would be appreciated      thanks      Wm. 
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I vote for fixed 6x.  In my experience, I got rid of all scopes with power above 20, as I just did not use as usually sight picture or clarity suffered above those levels.

 
If you were set on those 2, then my vote is for Sightron.
 
 
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With a 6 power you can't even see the 1 in. center of the target. You can't shoot groups at 200 yards with a 6, we are shooting cast bullets and can group 10 shots into 2 inches easy most of the time, but you need a quality highpower scope and this is the price range that I can go with......schuetzen benchrest!!
 
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Most everyone I've seen who shoots benchrest uses high magnification fixed power scopes. Fewer lenses to reduce light and less to go wrong between shots.

Most use one of these:

Weaver T series 24 or 36x
Sightron S-II Big Sky 24 or 36x
Leupold FX series
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BS FlagI'm sub moa at 300 yds with this 1.5x and when I look through it I dont feel like im resting it on a washing machine.
Trijicon 1.5x16 Compact Acog Rifle Scope Amber Triangle Trijicon 1.5x16 Compact Acog Rifle Scope
Stock # - TA442
  • Amber Triangle
  • Free Lens Cleaning Pen w/ Purchase
$945.95  n


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If all you will ever do is shoot paper pick one of these they are plenty of magnification.
Sightron 16x42 SIII 30mm Riflescope Sightron 16x42 SIII 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SIII16X42MMD
  • Matte
  • Modified Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Rear Focus
  • Target Knobs
$549.95 
Add Sightron 16x42 SIII 30mm Riflescope to Cart 
 
Sightron 20x42 SIII 30mm Riflescope Sightron 20x42 SIII 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SIII20X42MMD
  • Matte
  • Modified Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Rear Focus
  • Target Knobs
$549.95 


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For what you want to do, Sightron S3 8-32x56 is the one to beat in the sub-$1k segment.

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Many a competition produced a hell of  a group with a 6x limit....just saying :)  dont mean you really have to get that, but im just not a fan of over mag....get a spotting scope....thats just me though....
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Originally posted by JLud JLud wrote:

Many a competition produced a hell of  a group with a 6x limit....just saying :)  dont mean you really have to get that, but im just not a fan of over mag....get a spotting scope....thats just me though....

If this is strictly a target gun and the rules of the competition allow for higher magnification scopes, I see no compelling reason to limit yourself to 6x.

There is a reason why benchrest shooters use high magnification.

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