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    friendly argument , your thoughts

    my shooting mate and i have been tossing this about for weeks now , i say a higher mag scope would make it easier to hit a 1inch bull on a target say 6-24 x50 ,at 100 yds he says that a high mag scope makes wobble more pronounced than on a 4-12 x 40 and therefore more likely to miss i say hes a moron lol
    Last edited by Scots_stalker; 31-07-2011 at 10:05.

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    12 power is loads at 100 meteres,even when i shoot at 1000 meteres 12 is loads the only advantage of high mag at 100 meteres is to see the bullet holes in the paper,extra power = more wobble,less clarity,more shimer,plus heat haze,thats only one opinion,cheers.

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    so i am the moron lol

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    When I was a mere callow youth we (my friends and I) used 1.5-6x42 mildot scopes for shooting at a 1000yds, and everything inbetween.

    Now that I am older I prefer something with a little higher magnification. But your mate is right about shake at high magnification, you can even see your pulse if you get it right.

    Simon
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian murphy View Post
    my shooting mate and i have been tossing this about for weeks now , i say a higher mag scope would make it easier to hit a 1inch bull on a target say 6-24 x50 ,at 100 yds he says that a high mag scope makes wobble more pronounced than on a 4-12 x 40 and therefore more likely to miss i say hes a moron lol
    It's not a straightforward question. A lot depends on the style of target and whether or not you can lock in on the bull at a low magnification. I know that my groups at x15 mag are smaller than at x7.5 when shot off the bipod with no rear bag. Another factor is breath control. I am not sure where or why wobble comes into the equation. When I am shooting loads for load development, I crank the scope up as high as conditions permit, but then I am using a rear bag.

    The bottom line is you should go and try out the challenge, preferrably getting a 3rd party to do the shooting. Agree a target, take your rifle and a batch of ammo and shoot it at low, medium and high magnifications. Then report back.

    Regards JCS

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    Highest scores on paper, at the ranges are normally achieved by those using high mag scopes, although the odd bod keeps up with them.
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    high mag more movement but the target is bigger so only moves as much as less mag on smaller target....simples..

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    Personal preferance...

    For me high mag is no use in the field because I find it difficult to aquire the target, unless I have it on low mag to start with then zoom in.
    At the range, I like to use a x24 scope using a bipod and rear bag to stop it shaking like a terrier, I find that my groups improve considerably with this set up. But for stalking I use a 3-9x50 set at x8 this allows me to aquire the target quickly off sticks yet still enough mag to ensure correct placement.
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    The wobble is always there, the high mag just allows you to see it.

    I have an 18x scope on my 22/250. At full power I can see my pulse.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    High mag will win every time on the range from a rested position, the bench rest people use 36x.

    Seeing the wobble can help inform your hold.

    For a deer rifle, use i the field high mag is rarely useful.

    But what works for you is best.............

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