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    Is it too much scope

    I was wondering is a 8-32x56 too much magnification for a foxing setup.

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    Well, I'd say 8x wasn't too much for a foxing set-up: and you have the option, rather than the obligation, to use more if you need it.

    With scopes and magnification, I maintain that quality is more important than quantity - thus I'd rather an 8x56 S&B than a 8-64x72 of less-reputable make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikka 3006 View Post
    I was wondering is a 8-32x56 too much magnification for a foxing setup.
    I would keep it set on x8 for foxing, otherwise by the time you have faffed about zooming in the fox will be in the next county.
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    i find that they will give you a narrow field of view,

    i have used 6 and 8 as a base mag but now i have 4.5 and its well handy for all aspects of hunting,

    i just wish i could find a scope that has about 4 mag up to say 18 so that again it can be used for closer shots and still maintain a mediocre field of view on full mag for longer shots in daylight.

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    I tend to agree with Bob here that a smaller lowest mag is useful, especially when they come in close (and they can). I'd also suggest that overly high magnification can make eye relief/position fussy and therefore target acquisition more difficult, possibly resulting in a missed shot/opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Red View Post
    I tend to agree with Bob here that a smaller lowest mag is useful, especially when they come in close (and they can). I'd also suggest that overly high magnification can make eye relief/position fussy and therefore target acquisition more difficult, possibly resulting in a missed shot/opportunity.

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    Hi EtR,

    thank you for that but i would have to sell my 6mmbr to get one,

    so im happy with what i have for the time being, both zeiss 4.5/14x44 ?

    I am now known as the budget man ?

    hope all's well.

    AND THIS IS A POINT I ALWAYS FORGET > high magnification can make eye relief/position fussy and therefore target acquisition more difficult. < dame good point.

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    ooops

    Sorry EtR.

    i can't have a nightforce on a rifle nearly as bad as having a blaser rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjs View Post
    Sorry EtR.

    i can't have a nightforce on a rifle nearly as bad as having a blaser rifle.

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    Depends on the ranges you'll be shooting and with what rifle - IME target acquisition is the key with foxing and this is easier on a 6-8x mag. A .243 with 55gns is about 3"low at 250 yds so I rarely aim off at these ranges, and I don't need high mag as it just makes it hard to scope the fox.

    To get consistent with your instinctive range judging I recommend you choose a mag setting you like and stick to it. I know I like 6x so I try and get fixed mags now. Unless you're target shooting I don't think you can beat a 3-12x40/50 for versatility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyDoom View Post
    Depends on the ranges you'll be shooting and with what rifle - IME target acquisition is the key with foxing and this is easier on a 6-8x mag. A .243 with 55gns is about 3"low at 250 yds so I rarely aim off at these ranges, and I don't need high mag as it just makes it hard to scope the fox.

    To get consistent with your instinctive range judging I recommend you choose a mag setting you like and stick to it. I know I like 6x so I try and get fixed mags now. Unless you're target shooting I don't think you can beat a 3-12x40/50 for versatility.
    some very good points above and have to agree, unless your fox is blind def and dumb you don't get long on the shot,

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