Scope magnification

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Simon10, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Simon10

    Simon10 New Member

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    As I'm new to target shooting,what magnification will I need for field target please?
     
  2. Gary Martin

    Gary Martin sultans of spring

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    suggest 30x + to range find well enough. 50x prob most common.
     
  3. NeilM

    NeilM Well-Known Member

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    Join your nearest club and see what all the people there are using.

    Spend time asking to look through and try as many different scopes as possible, then decide what your budget is.

    Most popular are likely to be Sightron S111 10 - 50 and (Big) Nikko Sterling Diamond 10 - 50.

    As Gary said, around 32 mag is usually considered the minimum to get a shallow depth of field and therefore accurate range finding.
     
  4. mod23

    mod23 --Sywell--

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    Scopes

    Why don't you pop down to Sywell on Sunday morning
    There will be most of the scopes mentioned above if you want to have a look through them .
    Have a look at the website for accurate directions and if you do come make sure you have your boots on ,it's a bit muddy after this weekends shoot .
     
  5. Mildot

    Mildot New Member

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    The most popular is a variable magnification of around 10-50. As a general rule I think it's fair to say that most FT'ers shoot on anything between 20-35 mag and range find on 50. There are also some fixed mag scopes that are more than useable on the FT circuit; it's all down to personal pref.

    As mentioned below, get down to your local club and try out a few of the many options out there.

    /Danny
     

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