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Old 03-29-2017, 04:58 AM
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Fixed power scopes 800 yards and under question


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I finally pulled the trigger on a long (800 and under ) range right and I've decided I want to get a fixed power scope. To me the glass is just clearer on the fixed ones. Any how, I'm looking at 3 powers: 10x, 12x and 16x. I know that the fov will decrease as power level increases but my main question is how bad will the mirage be at 800 yards and less with these powers?
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Mirage is a function of sunlight on the ground. The scope just makes it easier to see. I shot 1000 target with a fixed 12X for several years and now own several big variables that very seldom are used above 16X.

I have seen conditions that made 6X look like you were underwater and other times 20X barely showed a ripple.
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Thanks for the information. I'm leaning towards the 16x as this right is going to be a paper puncher with occasional coyote duty where I can drag everything behind me in a sled since it's going to be heavy lol.
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Standard fix power for US Army Snipers is a Leupold M3 10x scope. Used them out to 1200m on man size targets. My farthest harvest on a whitetail was at 300m using a Simmons 2.5x fix power on a 18" FAL. Typically run a 4x ACOG on my battlerifles. Go with what you like and can afford and have fun.


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