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3x9x40 ok for critters under 300 yards

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by Dan, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Dan

    Dan

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    I have a H&R Handi Rifle heavy barrel in 223. When I bought it, H&R added a 6x18x44 Tasco scope with it. The Tasco has been ok and has taken many ground hogs. Few things I never did like about it was the glare, Field of view, and when you turned it up the clarity wasn't good and the reticle was not a fine cross hair.

    I had a Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40 that I mounted on it and in every way its such a nicer scope. For popping hogs under 300 yards, should the Nikon be enough?

    Thanks, Dan
     
  2. ar15ed

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    absolutely! 10x is what most sniper rifle systems use out to and even past 1000yds.

    you really start to have problems above 10x (as you have mentioned!). the field of view issue really drives me crazy. heat shimmer is a problem too, as well as a tiny, critical eye placement requirement. 9 or 10x just seems to "work" in the real world.

    the quality of the lenses is extremely important, also. literally, a great 4x will be vastly superior to a crappy 20x, every time, at every distance!

    good luck,
    ed
     

  3. faawrenchbndr

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