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Is 9x magnification enough?

Discussion in 'GATE Long-Range Shooting' started by SpectreRider, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. SpectreRider

    SpectreRider Armed Citizen

    Hi Zak,

    My question is whether a good quality 3-9x42 will provide enough magnification for 800-900 yard shots .

    The rifle is a DPMS pattern ar in .308.
    The scope I have on order (still a couple of weeks to cancel if I need to) is a Pride and Fowler RR-800-1, 3-9x42.

    I really like how the reticle is set up. It seems ideal for someone just learning long range shooting. The reticle can be seen here:
    http://www.rapidreticle.com/Main/RecticleZoom.aspx?imgID=3&name=1

    Street price for the scope is about 650.00

    If you can suggest something not too expensive I am open to other ideas if the choice I have made is not a sound one.

    Thanks for your help.

    -Brad
     
  2. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith 3Gunner Millennium Member

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    Fort Collins, CO, USA
    It all depends on the target size and target contrast.

    9m is on the low side to 800-1000 yard shooting, but you can get by.