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    Posted: July/19/2010 at 14:28
Whats the longest shot you would take with thi scope at 4 power.
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It would depend upon what I was shooting at.  If its a varmint or a yote or steel target I have no problem shooting 500 to 700 yards with my 4x on my AR.  It has a BDC that is pretty close. 

If it were big game that it was very important I made a clean hit it would be much less.
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Depends on the target.    Much easier to hit a building than a fly.



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I would be hunting deer, moose and bear in Akaska.  Also how would it be for zeroing at 100 yards?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote YakAk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/19/2010 at 14:55
My last Scope was 3.5-12x44.  It seemed I was always set on about 6 power. It seemed like plenty.  Although I would dial up sometimes for certain shots
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Why not a 2-7x then.  Pretty much the same bottom end, but a nice jump on the top end.
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2-7x in what brand?  Hopefully something in at least Zeiss Conquest quality or better with a #4 reticle.
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Just saw your other topic.  If low light it your biggest need then I would go with the Trijicon all the way.  If you don't feel like 1-4x is quite enough, jump to the 3-9x.  They are fantastic scopes IMO.  Great optics and the illumination is awesome.  
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Thanks for the help supertool73.
 
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I have the Trijicon  3-9 and the 2.5-10; the 2.5-10 is noticeably brighter, and noticeably larger!
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I personally would be comfortable with shots at 200yds with 4x.  After that, I think I'd like a little more magnification.

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FWIW, I have a COnquest 1.8-5.5x38mm on my .358, and I shoot it out to 400 yards running an elevation turret.  Works fine.  4x is plenty for "utility" shooting out to 400 yds IMHO.
 
But you will WANT more <grin>.
 
If you can find one, consider the scope I mention above.  It has fantastic low light performance for the money.  It is better than my 3-9 Conquests in that regard, and hangs right with my Swaro AV 3-10x42.
 
It is a BIG SCOPE though so be advised.
 
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+1. Conquest 3-9 or 3.5-10x50

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Im a big fan of the Trijicon scopes and I think the 1-4 would be very useful out to about 400 yds max and best used under 200.  I prefer the triangle to the #4 but others have different tastes.  I use a 1.5x amber triangle TA442 and get sub moa groups at 300 yds with my rifle sighted at 300 yds. Working off the point of the triangle is a very precise aiming point. I find the amber washes out when pointed toward street lights at night.  The red and green are probably better color choices and green will appear the brightes to the eye.

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JeffO +1 4x is adequate on hog or deer sized game out to 350-400 yds on most non mag calibers just sight in 2-3 inches high at 100 and shoot at fur out to 300 yds. At 400 you s/b about 2ft low. I have shot several groundhogs with a 4x at those ranges. What I don't think people think about enough when talking about long range shooting while hunting is the lack of a steady rest under most hunting conditions and the disconcerting wobble factor at higher magnifications when you don't have a solid rest. The 4x to me is a good compromise on this subject IMHO.
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You have a good point.  Almost all my shooting will 50 to 250 yards on large game  The exception would be an angry brown bear that I might happen into, up close and personal.   My gun is also limited to the range I like to shoot as well. So a 1-4 might be just fine,  1-6 would be even better. Then I could be talking a big increase money for the scope I want.
 
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The answer is going to be determined by each individual based upon their own eyesight. If you can see well at 150 yards for most shooting applications, then theoretically speaking a 4X can work well for you out to 600 yards. If you are having a difficult time seeing at 50 yards then it will be 200 yards tops. Add into this the quality of the glass. If the glass is very good, and a good reticle as well. a 4x will be fine for most big game applications, and typical cartridge ranges.
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