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Posted: 7/24/2013 8:54:06 AM EDT
I'm waiting for a replacement (that's on backorder) for a SWFA SS 3-9x42 mil-mil scope.  I currently have a Leupy VX3 1.5-5x20 on my AR (that's actually 4.5 maximum power). I'd like a little more magnification for coyotes out to maybe 250 - 300 yards but I'm thinking a 3-9 is probably the maximum for both the AR and I are capable of - even with a Geissele trigger.






But I could upgrade to the SS 3-15x42 mil-mil but that seems like a much longer and heavier scope than I really need or could use - yeah or nay? Thanks.

 
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 9:08:06 AM EDT
[#1]
If your eyes require a higher magnification optic then go for it. It is your gun and not some basement dwelling 19 year old ARFCOMER.

JMHO
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 10:03:30 AM EDT
[#2]
3-9 is plenty.  Christ... we take a 4X Acog out to 600-800 yards with a spotter.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 10:13:55 AM EDT
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3-9 is plenty.  Christ... we take a 4X Acog out to 600-800 yards with a spotter.
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That was my thinking. I have a Sightron II Big Sky 3-9x42 with the Hunter Holdover Reticle and if I want to return it, I have to do so with the next couple of days due to the 30 day return policy.  I'm still thinking this is enough scope - it's 12 1/2" long and weighs 13 1/2 ozs. The SS 3-9x42 is another 1/2" longer and 6 1/2 ozs heavier. The SS 3-15x42 is about 13 1/2" long and weighs 24 ozs!   At some point I might need a Sherpa to carry it to the filed for me . . . I may have to flip a coin.






Link Posted: 7/24/2013 10:21:49 AM EDT
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20x would be max for me.
All depends on the size and the distance of the critter you are shooting at.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 10:57:37 AM EDT
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I'd say go for it.  I don't think there's such a thing as out-magnifying your rifle.  

That being said, if you are at 20x magnification, and the first shot doesn't hit the yote, you're gonna be fooked on follow up running shots
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:56:53 PM EDT
[#6]
I actually liked the USO 3.2-17X44 on my 18" Douglas, but it was there just until I got an Accuracy International .chassis .308 bolt gun finished for it.
Now the same AR wears a TA55A or the USO 1.8-10X37.
Used to have a 24" Varminter with a 4.5-14X50 Leupold, an excellent match.
Really depends on what you are doing with it, but even with relatively poor vision, a high quality 10X seems adequate for me.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:56:25 PM EDT
[#7]
3x9 is plenty for 250-300 yds . I prefer something with a fixed parallax so I am not trying to adjust focus when a coyote comes in on the fly.
I have found that my 6940 colt equipped with a 4x acog works great out to 200 yds on yotes , 250 if they hold still


Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:38:11 PM EDT
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It all depends on the size of your target. I too shoot out to 500 with a 3x acog but thats at man sized targets. If you want to shoot MOA sized targets at that range you're gonna need a different optic.

SS 3-15 on my SPR.


Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:41:38 PM EDT
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It all depends on the size of your target. I too shoot out to 500 with a 3x acog but thats at man sized targets. If you want to shoot MOA sized targets at that range you're gonna need a different optic.

SS 3-15 on my SPR.

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What this man says is the truth
Link Posted: 7/27/2013 4:34:17 AM EDT
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Well, the SS 3-15x42 will be here Wednesday. I guess I'm more concerned with the quality of the glass than I am with the weight. For yokes here in Michigan I'm limited to a 5 shot magazine. I can always slide my light out of the Elzetta  to lighten in up a bit more before I go out the door. Thanks.
Link Posted: 7/27/2013 4:57:32 AM EDT
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If you know you are going to use it for a specific purpose at specific distances then why not get the best scope you can afford and dedicate the rifle to that purpose.

I got a great deal on a Zeiss Conquest 3-9 X 50 I like a lot and would not hesitate to put it on a 18 or 20" AR except its going on a Remmy Model 7 .223

I would not put it on my home defense 14.5 though got an Aimpoint for that.
Link Posted: 7/27/2013 6:26:05 AM EDT
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If you know you are going to use it for a specific purpose at specific distances then why not get the best scope you can afford and dedicate the rifle to that purpose.



I got a great deal on a Zeiss Conquest 3-9 X 50 I like a lot and would not hesitate to put it on a 18 or 20" AR except its going on a Remmy Model 7 .223



I would not put it on my home defense 14.5 though got an Aimpoint for that.
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I have a Leupold VX3 1.5-5x20 sitting in a Bobro mount for home defense. The SS will have it's own Bobro mount as well, I'd like to be able to switch back and forth between the two when the need arises. We'll see how well they maintain zero going off and back on.
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