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good magnification for spotting scope?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by bwh21, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. bwh21

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    I'm interested in buying a spotting scope for .22 plinking out to 100 yards. What kind of magnification would be appropriate to see the .22 holes at that range?
     
  2. bwh21

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  3. manonmars

    manonmars Spaced Out

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    Nope.....17 views with no help......

    OK, I'll try...........

    What is your budget?

    I think a average pair of binocs ($50) and some shoot & see's ($5. +/-) would work fine for low budget setup.
     
  4. R*E

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    I tried using a cheap pair of binocs and could see well enough. My 9x scope is barely adequate.
     
  5. bwh21

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    I've got $24 in my paypal account, so I'm bidding on ebay. I know that's nothing, but so far I found a 20x40 bushnell scope for that amount. Will that be enough?
     
  6. bentbiker

    bentbiker NRA Member

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    A 20X scope will make your 100yd target appear as if it were 5 yds away. Can you clearly see the holes at 5 yds with the detail you want? If so, it will work. That would be the very minimum I would want.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2010