FT Setting up a march 8-80x56

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  1. scott pywell

    scott pywell Active Member

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    Hi All just after some advice on setting up the range wheel on above.
    Would it be best to use 80 mag or to drop down to a lower mag 50 or 60 so it let's in more light.
    Appreciate any advice.
    Thanks
     
  2. sven

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    I use mine at 50 mag only for range finding and for shooting. At 80 mag the image is too wobbly and not sharp because of that (and a bit dark) to be able to rangefind consistenly, every tiny movement of the rifle is magnified too much at 80 mag to get a clear image.
    From what I have heard and read most user use 50 or 60 mag for range finding.
     
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    Yes I agree with Sven, I range on 60 mag and shoot on 30 mag, I fitted a stop on my coaster so that I can go straight to 60 mag every time.
     
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    Hello Suds, Interesting that you range on 60 mag, i do everything on 40 mag. Do you find 60 mag more predictable for ranging?
     
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    Personally I do, I am long sighted in my right eye so this may also be a reason I use 60 mag. Used to range on 50 mag that was ok but had better results using 60. On a sunny bright day 80 mag is superb if you are shooting in an open field. I do set up my eye piece so I can range on anything from 30 to 80 mag and it ranges within a yard or so. Best thing I ever brought for FT.
     
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    Yeh, I'd agree, 50-60 mag works best for me too.

    Remember to take into account temps, if setting up.

    this time of year your getting right into the area of temp shift on these scopes.
     
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    Sell it and buy 10-60 model. It is much better.
     
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    I had both but I preferred the 80x by a mile. But I am old and eye sight is not so sharp as it was 50 years ago. And I only wear glasses for reading. Admittedly the 60x is much lighter.
     
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    Thanks for the info everybody looks like 60 at the moment.
     
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    Ratinator member of the 39 club , twice

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    :pNow who’s the show off ???????
    I’ve got an 80 mag march :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    scott pywell Active Member

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    Your still the big shot Mr 39 twice.
     
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    Don't be surprised at how small the gaps on the wheel are at the shorter distances Scott. Also the temp shift alters differently from one march to another. Just the luck of the draw I am afraid.
     
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    Forgot to say that the march over ranges in the cold unlike your traditional scopes.
     
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    As already said above Scott, both brilliant scopes, I range on 50 for both and shoot on 30, best scope for me without a doubt. Good luck :D
     
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    I’m going to try rangefinding on 50 mag. I occasionally overange when I’m being lazy at the top end and this might help. I’m not a big fan of swinging the zoom up and down though so may also try shooting on 50 mag. I don’t find my March is affected much by temp shift unless extreme heat. Scott my advice would be 80x the glass is better I’m told
     
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    I dont think you can go far wrong with either, we have an 80, and a 60, both are great, I prefer the picture through the 80, although some may find it slightly dark in certain areas. The 60 is a brighter picture. I'd say it depends on your eyes tbh, have a good go on both, they are both super consistent.
     
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    Tried it today on 80 put it was quite dull so ended up doing ranging wheel at 60 mag. Top turret to sort Friday and then practice
     
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    I Liked mine that much I bought another , range on 50mg shoot sitting 10mg ,standing 8mg sexual chocolate
     
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    You told me the delta was the best scope you ever looked through but didn’t want to look like a sheep
     
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    Dylan, deltas are mega scopes ,but only if you cockeyed ;)
     

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