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#3065706 - 04/21/17 12:34 PM Power of a Scope
RugerHawg Offline
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Registered: 01/13/17
Posts: 22
Loc: Arkansas
What is the longest shot yall have ever made with a 12x power scope? Thanks again for all the info!
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#3065711 - 04/21/17 12:51 PM Re: Power of a Scope [Re: RugerHawg]
AWS Online
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 3594
Loc: WA
I had a 10x target scope on my MS rifle and would regularly shot coyote sized Ram targets offhand at 500 meters.

My 12x never went over 300 yards on my target rifle.

We used receiver sights to shoot target to 600 meters.

So your question needs more refinement to give a better answer.

Things like the quality of the glass, reticle, turrets, size of the target, your ability to read wind, your shooting ability all effect how far you can shoot with a scope. Power is one of the least limiting factor.

A good 12x scope in the hands of a good shooter will be able to make hits at a much farther distance than a mediocre shoot with a cheap 24x or even 32x scope


Edited by AWS (04/21/17 01:01 PM)
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#3065712 - 04/21/17 12:51 PM Re: Power of a Scope [Re: RugerHawg]
Ankeny Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 596
Loc: Shoshoni, Wyoming
I have shot p-dogs at 12X in heavy mirage conditions out to 600-700 yards.

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#3065716 - 04/21/17 01:02 PM Re: Power of a Scope [Re: Ankeny]
RugerHawg Offline
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Registered: 01/13/17
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Loc: Arkansas
Originally Posted By: Ankeny
I have shot p-dogs at 12X in heavy mirage conditions out to
600-700 yards.


What scope did you use? Thanks!
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#3065762 - 04/21/17 03:26 PM Re: Power of a Scope [Re: RugerHawg]
JTPinTX Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 828
Loc: Wellington, TX
I have hit a full size IDPA steel target at 1340 yards with a fixed 10x scope, several times.

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#3065797 - 04/21/17 05:35 PM Re: Power of a Scope [Re: RugerHawg]
SnowmanMo Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 1864
Loc: Phoenix, Az
287 yards on a running coyote. Nikon Coyote Special 4-12x40mm on 12X.

20160828_091423 by Jason Mosler, on Flickr
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#3065825 - 04/21/17 07:38 PM Re: Power of a Scope [Re: SnowmanMo]
hm1996 Offline
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Registered: 07/23/06
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Loc: S. Texas
That's some darn fine shooting, Jason.

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hm
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#3065829 - 04/21/17 08:12 PM Re: Power of a Scope [Re: hm1996]
RugerHawg Offline
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Registered: 01/13/17
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Loc: Arkansas
Originally Posted By: hm1996
That's some darn fine shooting, Jason.

Regards,
hm


What he said!
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#3065830 - 04/21/17 08:25 PM Re: Power of a Scope [Re: RugerHawg]
1320racing Offline
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Registered: 09/15/15
Posts: 11
Loc: Rhode Island
I had a Nikon M223 4-12x40 on my AR and shot 400yds with ease. With that being said, I made hits at 1,200yds on a 15x38" body shaped plate with my .308 when I attended GPS Defence Sniper School. 12 power will suit most needs for any reasonable shot on a coyote. Good luck!

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#3065871 - 04/22/17 01:16 AM Re: Power of a Scope [Re: RugerHawg]
g Bo Online
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Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 401
Loc: Utah
Longest shot I've made with an AR with a m223 Nikon (like 1320 racing made same scope) was 428 yards. Two years ago.

I'm 6'5" so that was a pretty good sized coyote


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#3066017 - 04/22/17 09:37 PM Re: Power of a Scope [Re: RugerHawg]
kodom Offline
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Registered: 04/19/17
Posts: 10
Loc: North Florida
nice shooting from all of you guys here, I am running a 1.5-5x40 and I have to get it dialed in yet but I laser bore sighted it at 30 yards yesterday.


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#3066035 - 04/22/17 11:52 PM Re: Power of a Scope [Re: RugerHawg]
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 268
Loc: Southernmost IL
About 325-350 if memory serves at what turned out to be an 80 lb sow in south Texas down a senderao (really, it was a calichie well road on that big ranch.....) .338 Win , 180 or 185 gr custom hand load, I really dont remember which...... out of a Ruger #1... dead right there..... I hate to admit it but we were playing around for distance.... I dont do that any more.

Now, as to the optics... it was a Nikon 4-16x40 I think..... pretty fair shot for me and great eating pig. I just dont shoot anything bigger then 100 lbs and prefer something between 70 and 90 lbs..... and not boars.....


Edited by huntschool (04/23/17 10:43 AM)
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#3066078 - 04/23/17 10:07 AM Re: Power of a Scope [Re: RugerHawg]
obaro Offline
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Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 1294
Loc: Monument kansas
525 yard coyote

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#3066654 - 04/25/17 08:20 PM Re: Power of a Scope [Re: RugerHawg]
GroundPounder Offline
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Registered: 02/04/17
Posts: 8
Loc: Sask.canada
I use 6-24x50 vortex on 243 kinda always set @ 12x dropped a double of coyotes this year, one @ 370 yards one at 400'yards he was moving but not running. Had a tad of luck .

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#3066864 - 04/26/17 06:45 PM Re: Power of a Scope [Re: hm1996]
SnowmanMo Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 1864
Loc: Phoenix, Az
Originally Posted By: hm1996
That's some darn fine shooting, Jason.

Regards,
hm


Thank you sir. I have really come to like the Coyote Special reticle. Wasn't sure that I was going to like it when I started using them. Not a good reticle for punching paper, your groups are going to be a bit wide, but on a running target, they are awesome!
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