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    One scope, one rifle.

    If you had one rifle, and had to put an all-round scope on it what magnification range would it then be. Without talking different brands, what range would your scope be out of these and why?

    1,7-10x42
    1,5-9x42
    2-12x42
    2-12x50
    2,5-15x50
    2,5-15x56

    Okay the brands that make scopes in these mag ranges are Swarovski, Meopta, Leupold and Delta optics. But lets try not to talk and think about what brand the scope comes from. Only the mag range and obejctive diameter.
    Last edited by Renico; 20-12-2013 at 14:04.

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    I'd vote my 3-9x36

    Driven game to African veldt and all points, well lit and/or mountainous to shady and/or woody in between. Not really "the best" at anything, but I find it more than adequate at everything. It is a Swarovski product though... and I sincerely doubt I'd find a Hawke (or some such) quite so useful. It even compares very favourably to the "low-light" specialist scopes like 7x50 and 8x56. I've NEVER failed to shoot a beast with it and thought "If only I had a more suitable scope"... Just hasn't happened... even at 59 minutes after sundown to 300yarders, in daylight, twilight and lamp.

    It's light, compact, mounts low, makes the rifle come to hand beautifully, has good eye relief and gives very, clear, sharp and contrasty images at all mags and holds true at all mags, in all lights and it'll take better eyes than mine to tell the difference between it and one with a big bell-end (Like wot some favour)

    By the way, I do have some large lensed hi-powered scopes... but I find they're really not all they're cranked up to be. Just M.H.O.

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    It would be the 2.5-15 x 50 for me.
    Low mag for close woodland, x15 for longer stuff and enough for range work without being too shakey! x50 objective gives enough light with quality coated optics and not too bulky for the average stalking rifle. Perfect!
    MS

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    1.5 to 9 x 42 for me. Little more light than a 3x objective but all rounder and still light and compact.

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    Depends what you were planning on using the rifle for......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renico View Post
    If you had one rifle, and had to put an all-round scope on it what magnification range would it then be. Without talking different brands, what range would your scope be out of these and why?

    1,7-10x42
    1,5-9x42
    2-12x42
    2-12x50
    2,5-15x50
    2,5-15x56

    Okay the brands that make scopes in these mag ranges are Swarovski, Meopta, Leupold and Delta optics. But lets try not to talk and think about what brand the scope comes from. Only the mag range and obejctive diameter.
    None of the above.
    I would go for a Ruger or Steyr Scout rifle in .308W with a high-quality red dot sight as the optic.
    Will do everything it may ever need to do in the UK.

    The Scout rifle is designed as the ideal compromise if you could only have one rifle.
    The .308W is good for all quarry in the UK
    A red dot sight will do anything from close-in shooting to medium range.

    So guess what my Christmas present to myself is going to be...(Subject to my FEO being agreeable...
    • Do not be seduced by the marketing-men....

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    Its going to be used as an all-round rifle thats whi it needs an all-round scope. From normal deer hunting (stand + stalking) for some nighthunting and driven hunts here and there. But mostly its for stand hunting. But should be able to use the rifle on wildboars in Poland at night, and some driven hunting which I seldom do though.

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    I'd add 3-18x50 to the list
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamus View Post
    I'd vote my 3-9x36

    Driven game to African veldt and all points, well lit and/or mountainous to shady and/or woody in between. Not really "the best" at anything, but I find it more than adequate at everything. It is a Swarovski product though... and I sincerely doubt I'd find a Hawke (or some such) quite so useful. It even compares very favourably to the "low-light" specialist scopes like 7x50 and 8x56. I've NEVER failed to shoot a beast with it and thought "If only I had a more suitable scope"... Just hasn't happened... even at 59 minutes after sundown to 300yarders, in daylight, twilight and lamp.

    It's light, compact, mounts low, makes the rifle come to hand beautifully, has good eye relief and gives very, clear, sharp and contrasty images at all mags and holds true at all mags, in all lights and it'll take better eyes than mine to tell the difference between it and one with a big bell-end (Like wot some favour)

    By the way, I do have some large lensed hi-powered scopes... but I find they're really not all they're cranked up to be. Just M.H.O.
    my favourite all round scope and which will furnish my .257R is the Zeiss diavari 3-9x36..excellent stuff. I have just acquired a leupold 2-7x33 and am very impressed too. my next acquisition will be a VX3 2.5-8x36,,but,,I have a feeling the 3-9x36 will always hold that 'perfect' slot in my line up.

    now whether my perfect all round rifle is the .257 or the 7x57, only time will tell, I'm not sure yet.

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