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Which power do you prefer for a hunting scope, 2-7 or 3-9?

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  • #16
    My choice depends on the type of rifle and caliber as to what scope I would use. For short range calibers like a .30-30, .35 Rem. or .45/70 I woul go 2x7x33. If I have a caliber with decent ballistics like a .270, .308 or .30-06 I would go 3x9x40. Also if using a short rifle like a Remington model 7 or Ruger M77 compact I would go 2x7x33 again.

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    • #17
      My choice depends on the type of rifle and caliber as to what scope I would use. For short range calibers like a .30-30, .35 Rem. or .45/70 I woul go 2x7x33. If I have a caliber with decent ballistics like a .270, .308 or .30-06 I would go 3x9x40. Also if using a short rifle like a Remington model 7 or Ruger M77 compact I would go 2x7x33 again.

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      • #18
        Personally, people should be considering the new 1-6x or 1-8x optics. Covers everything a 2-7x and 3-9x but better. If you're willing to drop more coin? Get a Swarovski 1.7-10x or Leica 1.5-10x.

        I like to opt for more low end magnification. Most of my hunting shots are under 75 yards so I really don't need more than 5x. Lower magnification is better at stalk/driven hunting. Difference between 2x and 3x for me is quite noticeable. When it comes to 7x or 9x, the benefit of the higher end is lost on me beyond bench shooting since I rarely need it. For someone hunting cornfields and out West, that might be a big thing.

        But regardless, I never quite understood why the 3-9x became the "definitive" hunting scope in the US. It's too much low end magnification and the high end magnification is rarely used.

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