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biggsc
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re: 4x16 vs 6x24 scope
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how much are you willing to spend?

One of my favorite scopes is a Leupold vx5-HD 3-15x44

The glass is really good and has enough magnification to do what you're asking for.

But it's $900.



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This is where we all need to take advantage of Cyber Monday on outstanding deals on scopes


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: 4x16 vs 6x24 scope
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You will loose time at the end of the day w the 6x24. All things being equal, the 4x16 will work better in lower light conditions. Also field of view.


For a given objective diameter this is true. You need to go up in objective diameter as you go up in magnification, all else being equal.

Nothing is more worthless to hunt with than a high magnification, huge scope with shite glass on it. Done that a few times with my buddies rifle wearing a 6-24 (I think) cheap bushnell. It was huge and I couldnt see shite through it once it started getting close to dark. A good scope should enhance your low light visibility, not cripple it.


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hophead
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re: 4x16 vs 6x24 scope
6x is too much on the low end


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hophead
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Member since Nov 2007
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re: 4x16 vs 6x24 scope
Vortex has a 2.5-10 for $249. If that viper is still on sale, go that route

Vortex Viper $249
This post was edited on 12/2 at 6:54 pm


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Megasaurus
Member since Dec 2017
439 posts

re: 4x16 vs 6x24 scope
that 3-9 is way more than enough for that distance...
You can upgrade your scope without adding more magnification..what 3-9x50 do you have on your rifle right now?


Barneyrb
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re: 4x16 vs 6x24 scope
My .270 has a Leupold FX-3 at 6x42 on it and I've killed deer past your distance with it. It's remarkably clear and has a very wide FOV. On a 7-08 it would be a dandy.


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Bigsampson
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re: 4x16 vs 6x24 scope
Either keep your scope or upgrade. Stay with 2.5 to 4 on the bottom end. Then invest in a good pair of high quality binoculars.


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SeaPickle
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re: 4x16 vs 6x24 scope
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 can upgrade your scope without adding more magnification..what 3-9x50 do you have on your rifle right now?

I know I can but clarity isnt my issue. Being more precise with impact location at 150+ yards is what I'm trying to accomplish.

I have a Nikon prostaff 3x9x50. It's clear enough for my needs. Its not $1200 scope clear but Ive never had and issue.


257WBY
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re: 4x16 vs 6x24 scope
Get quality binoculars. Inside 300 yards, you don’t need higher magnification unless you’re trying to make sure you don’t shoot a button buck when you’re doe hunting.


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wryder1
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Member since Feb 2008
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re: 4x16 vs 6x24 scope
250 yards isn’t really “stretching” it standards for a 3x9 scope, that is actually right in its wheel house. 4x16 would be used for shooting deer size game out to 500 yards. 6-24 would be used for shooting varmit size game at long ranges. I’d stick with a 3x9 scope and upgrade the quality of glass and maybe the reticle for the range you are shooting. Save your money and spend on binocular/rangefinder combo set up so you can spot and range your target, faster.


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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill, LA
Member since Sep 2008
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re: 4x16 vs 6x24 scope
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Being more precise with impact location at 150+ yards is what I'm trying to accomplish.


That's a good idea, but shooting in the field is not the same as shooting at the range. You'll have smaller groups shooting deliberately w/ a 16x scope at a target at the range, but it's unlikely you're going to notice any difference in accuracy in the field at >150 yards by shooting a quick shot w/ a 16x instead of a 7x scope. Have you missed deer or made bad shots because of your 9x scope? Due to the reduced field of view, you'll probably also be slower getting a shot off w/ the 16x scope compared to a 9X, as well. I also suggest getting a nice pair of binoculars. I use binoculars, not my scope, to better evaluate a deer in the field. Having said that, a really nice buck stands out pretty quickly w/ naked eyes at most hunting distances.


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DeoreDX
Member since Oct 2010
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re: 4x16 vs 6x24 scope
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Being more precise with impact location at 150+ yards is what I'm trying to accomplish.


Once you start stretching out past 250 yards DOPE will start being your limiting factor not magnification.


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257WBY
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re: 4x16 vs 6x24 scope
Basically, buying a zero turn mower for the yard of your patio home. You could do it, but why?


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headedwest21
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re: 4x16 vs 6x24 scope
I was in same boat as you. I started hunting Mississippi with shots out to 300/350. I’ve always had a 3x9x40 which worked perfect around Louisiana swamps and food plots. Yes you can technically still kill a deer out that far with that scope but I switched to 6x18 Vortex for confidence and precision. Definitely worth it.


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