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    Lower mag scope

    I've currently got a fixed 8 x 56 on my 30-06 which has been good generally and I don't find it overly bulky or heavy but lately I've been sitting out for munties in a few spots where quick < 50m shots are required and have been struggling to quickly acquire the target and as most of my stalking is basically woodland I've been wondering about swapping it for a lower mag scope. Most of my stalking is dusk and dawn so low light performance is important. Also I'm planning on using this rifle for a driven boar trip later in the year and a hill stalking trip.

    Would a 1.5 - 6 x 42 fit the bill? Any good for driven or will I still need another solution for that?

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    7x50
    regret selling mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J111 View Post
    I've currently got a fixed 8 x 56 on my 30-06 which has been good generally and I don't find it overly bulky or heavy but lately I've been sitting out for munties in a few spots where quick < 50m shots are required and have been struggling to quickly acquire the target and as most of my stalking is basically woodland I've been wondering about swapping it for a lower mag scope. Most of my stalking is dusk and dawn so low light performance is important. Also I'm planning on using this rifle for a driven boar trip later in the year and a hill stalking trip. Would a 1.5 - 6 x 42 fit the bill? Any good for driven or will I still need another solution for that?
    I have an almost new, not new but in new condition, Tasco Titan 1.25-4.5 x 26mm 30mm tube with a 4A reticule.
    The Titan range is their top of the range models so don't be put off by the make.
    I have not put it up for sale yet but if you are interested I would let it go for 150.00 it has the box, eye cups and paperwork with it.
    I also have a Doctor ZF 6x 42 -M this was bought on this site for around 100 and I have had it serviced at a cost of 81.00
    This a perfectly serviceable scope but is a bit tired looking, I would cut my losses and let that go for 150 also.
    Last edited by EMcC; 11-04-2016 at 12:39.

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    The problem with large objective scopes is getting them mounted so that when you shoulder the rifle the eye instantly falls in line with the scope. May be a 6x42 scope would suit you better in low mounts so you don't have to "hunt" for the view through the scope when you mount the rifle. Perhaps even a 4x scope like a 4x36 or 4x40 would suit your needs?

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    I also have a Tasco Titan 1.25-4.5x26mm scope, with #1 reticle. It is very quick, with both eyes open and the big dark post. And the sharp tip of the post makes for precision shooting. Great scope, make by Hakko in Japan, about $600 list price when it came out. Mine has been on two .375 H&H rifles. I had a Leupold 1.25-5x32mm duples on another .375 long ago....great scope.

    I also have a 1.5-6x44mm 4A reticle, also a 30mm tube. It has a huge field of view, even on 6x.

    A 4x36 or 4x40mm with a fine crosshair and about a 2 MOA dot is a very quick scope, but precision enough for 200 yard shots. You can get Leupold to put one on their scopes. The dot on the Nikon 3-9x40AO EFR may be too small. This is marketed as a precision .22 LR scope, but I talked with Nikon and they said it is rated for airguns and .375 H&H.

    The biggest factor, though is probably fit of the rifle to you, and how forgiving the eyebox is on the scope, and eye relief so that when you mount it, you don't have to find anything. So you need to try some scopes on rifles, but the acid test is on your rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMcC View Post
    I have an almost new, not new but in new condition, Tasco Titan 1.25-4.5 x 26mm 30mm tube with a 4A reticule.
    The Titan range is their top of the range models so don't be put off by the make.
    I have not put it up for sale yet but if you are interested I would let it go for 150.00 it has the box, eye cups and paperwork with it.
    I also have a Doctor ZF 6x 42 -M this was bought on this site for around 100 and I have had it serviced at a cost of 81.00
    This a perfectly serviceable scope but is a bit tired looking, I would cut my losses and let that go for 150 also.
    Hmmm, interesting. What is the 26mm objective scope like in low light?

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ID:	68941 This is the rifle by the way - not a very good picture but it's a cz550 ebony hoggs back.

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    I have a Swaro 1-6 x 26 on my Maral and use that with 150 gn bullets for Roe and have not struggled unduly yet.
    By the time it gets beyond recognition it is time to go home anyway.

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    My .308 woodland rifle has had a Zeiss Diatal C 4x32 for the past 15 years and I wouldn't part with it. Light, bright and right down over the bore. You can pick them up very cheaply now as nobody wants such a boring, old-fashioned scope. Don't be fooled, they are the right tool for the job.

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    Just looking at the rifle I think I would struggle to get a scope much lower due to the bolt handle on the Cz. Currently got the 8 x 56 mounted with medium warne mounts which leaves a tiny gap between scope and barrel.

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