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Posted: 7/23/2013 4:43:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/23/2013 4:44:40 PM EST by XD40Colorado]
I got to thinking I might someday want to use my 16" 1:9 HBAR with Fusion 62gr or Gold Dot 64gr, for semi-long range hunting out to 250-300 yards, as here in New Mexico "any centerfire rifle" is acceptable for deer. Mind, I wouldn't be going after the larger deer, I'd probably stick to the 150-200 lb-ers.
What I want to know from you guys, is do you think a 4-16x50 is overkill for 300 yards. The scope looks HUGE on my rifle, but I like the magnification it offers,and the glass is pretty clear. Am I just being a mall-ninja to want that much mag?

Any thoughts, guys :) ?

Cheers!
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 4:54:36 PM EST
Doesn't sound unreasonable to me. I have a Nightforce 3.5-15x56 NSX on my LRB M25.


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Link Posted: 7/23/2013 5:02:06 PM EST
I have a 4-14X44 on mine and really like it. I generally leave it at 10X, but go to 14X for precision past 200 yards. My OLD eyes really appreciate it.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 8:00:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 8:37:03 AM EST by XD40Colorado]
Duplicate post.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 8:36:14 AM EST
Here's what I went with.
As far as the Green Mini Dot sight on top of the scope, I haven't actually tried shooting/zeroing it yet --- that will come tomorrow.
Anyways, here's a shot, for what it's worth



Delton Sierra MOE 16" 1:9 HBAR
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 9:00:07 AM EST
For hunting... you can dial it down to 4x and still find the animal.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:45:34 PM EST
SO the 16 is probably a little overkill then? Is that what you're thinking?
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