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Thread: here's a can of worms... Or is it????

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    here's a can of worms... Or is it????

    Before I go any futher this thread does not mean for whatever reason you may think I believe in this, but from time to time it may be necessary....


    Ok most of us have permission in forestry leases. As norm for any forestry lease cull targets have to be met and tree damage to an absolute minimum. If not the lease may be in jepordy or worse some forestry companies may send a contracter or similar.

    Now your lease has lets say for arguments sake an area which has been clear felled and the re-plant is 3 years old. Now if your like me you will have high seats in places to cover the area. Then 1 day a beast presents itself around 300yds away give or take. Now youve a decision to make shoot if safe or attempt to climb down and attempt to stalk in and risk alerting the beast due to lack of cover and wind.

    Only 1 option.. The shot has to be taken, ok calibre choice is good, youve made a good choice from your cabinet.

    Now scope 6x42, 7x50 etc etc Normally you wouldnt think twice at normal stalking distances up to say 150 yds in forestry etc.

    But the question which choice of mag would you prefer in that situation? E.g. a 14x or larger??


    Have fun discusing this

    nutty

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    LOL, that's a long round-about way of asking what mag is good for 300 yd shots on deer

    whilst I never shoot at 300, if I 'did' and I have had crosshairs on many a deer at that range, I would feel perfectly comfortable with my normal 6x42. mind you, if I had the option of going up to 8-12, I'd probably have a wee twist to judge what the mag vs shake compromise would be, but in honesty, every time I've used a varable mag, I've found anything above 8x too shaky unless the most solid of rests were available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    LOL, that's a long round-about way of asking what mag is good for 300 yd shots on deer

    whilst I never shoot at 300, if I 'did' and I have had crosshairs on many a deer at that range, I would feel perfectly comfortable with my normal 6x42. mind you, if I had the option of going up to 8-12, I'd probably have a wee twist to judge what the mag vs shake compromise would be, but in honesty, every time I've used a varable mag, I've found anything above 8x too shaky unless the most solid of rests were available.

    Ive never shot over 150. But the shake is what I was wondering about. No doubt 1 day the scenario will arise at some point. I stalk for pleasure like many on the forum. But especially with forestry leases we pay to do a job..


    Nutty

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    totally agree PKL
    I have vari scopes on most of my rifles but very rare I alter them most are set between 6/8.
    zeroing I wind may up to see hole in target or if using bench type rest and can illiminate shake.

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    The scope doesn't kill the deer, you do. If you have shot your rifle at 300yds and you feel confident in your abilities and the limitations of your equipment then there's no reason you couldn't take the shot if you had to. Just sticking a higher mag scope on and taking potshots at deer is not the way to go.

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    never shot deer at 330yds but I have shot targets out to 600yds with a 4x32.

    used to think magnification was the be all for longer ranges. depends on reticule IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    never shot deer at 330yds but I have shot targets out to 600yds with a 4x32.

    used to think magnification was the be all for longer ranges. depends on reticule IMO
    I'll second that. I shoot prairiedogs at 450 with a 6X. Really? a deer at 14X? Irresponsible (to use a word you guys like) if you ask me. How are you going to see anything moving into the impact area at 14X??~Muir

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    6 x 42 is plenty for stalking even at ranges of 300 yards plus just pick a recticule that isnt too thick
    Last edited by jimbo1984; 16-09-2012 at 15:24.

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    For me my 4-16 Schmidt would be just dandy and I would not hesitate to use the full 16 power. Like others have said I would weigh up how steady my rest is before considering a shot of this length....but I do practice regularly out to 300

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    Quote Originally Posted by danpd View Post
    The scope doesn't kill the deer, you do. If you have shot your rifle at 300yds and you feel confident in your abilities and the limitations of your equipment then there's no reason you couldn't take the shot if you had to. Just sticking a higher mag scope on and taking potshots at deer is not the way to go.

    Couldnt agree more regarding abilities. But potshots Mmm how did you work that out.

    Nutty

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