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    scope magnification

    hi all, have a S&B scope on my 243 it 8x56 with 30mm tube so i'm getting a 308 soon and would like to ask what you think is the best magnification or even a fix for to mostly deer stalking with it . I also have 900 to spend on one so, what kind ,make ,new or secondhand for that kind of money as well, ta for looking

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    8x56 is plenty good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULT View Post
    8x56 is plenty good enough.
    +1

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    S&B 8x56 plenty good enough maybee an illuninated if you do dusk or dark woodlands.

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    Alright big cat as you no i have just got my vary through for my 308.

    il be putting a 8x56 on mine.

    cheers kev.
    History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big cat View Post
    hi all, have a S&B scope on my 243 it 8x56 with 30mm tube so i'm getting a 308 soon and would like to ask what you think is the best magnification or even a fix for to mostly deer stalking with it . I also have 900 to spend on one so, what kind ,make ,new or secondhand for that kind of money as well, ta for looking
    with your results on targets mate i think you would get away with a bog roll tube as a scope
    BARONY TRAINED NINJA

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    IMHO 6x, 7X or 8X is plenty for stalking.

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    I have a 2.5 - 15 x 56 on my .243 & a 5 - 20 x 50 on my .308 to be honest I very rarely use anything beyond 4 - 6 magnification to shoot. I will sometimes wind the magnification up to confirm identity of target eg doe or buck with antlers cast, or to check holes in paper when testing different re loads.
    Wingy

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    8x56 is good, but for deer 2.5-10x50 or 3-12x50/56 would be much better.
    edi

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    If you look around, you may, if your lucky pick up a Schmidt 2.5 -10. X 56 zenith illuminated for 1k I keep mine at between 5 & 7 x and it's perfect for all shooting and glass is brilliant. Worth every penny


    Phil

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