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Will a 18-36X50mm spotting scope show clear hits at 100 yards

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by Dalton Wayne, Dec 6, 2012.


  1. Dalton Wayne

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    Will a 18-36X50mm spotting scope show clear hits at 100 yards
     

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    As an initial test: divide the proposed shooting distance by the scope power (NOT the lens diameter). Take that result, set up a holed target at that computed distance, look at it.with your unaided eyes, and see what you can see.

    One possible exception to my method: poor optics can produce a fuzzy image that is less useful than the one produced by quality optics.
     

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  3. Berto

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    Short answer; Yes.
     
  4. Dalton Wayne

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    Just wanted to know if someone has one can they see the holes at 100 yards???
     
  5. Berto

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    My local out door range uses them. I can see .17hmr holes in the black bull at 100yrds, which can be difficult sometimes even through a riflescope.
     
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    I would think it depends on the quality of the optics.
     
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    If you will get a Kowa, and the light is "right", you can see .30 cal. At 600! (20 power)
     
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    Yes....if the conditions are right. If the mirage is bad not likely to see the holes. My 36x Sightron scopes are capable of seeing 22rf at 100 with no problems. A really cheap spotiing scope might not give you a clear picture.
    Dennis