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Need pictures of .22 hole through a 45x scope at 50 and 100 yards

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by IMtheNRA, Mar 29, 2009.

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  1. IMtheNRA

    IMtheNRA Member

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    I'm thinking of getting a Leupold 45x scope for target shooting, but nobody has one that I can look through.

    Does anyone have a photo of a .22 or other caliber bullet hole as seen through this scope? 50 or a 100 yard shot would be great. :)
     
  2. trekgod3

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    45x? Why so powerful? Are you shooting at 1000yds? A good 3-9x is plenty for only 50 or 100 yds.
     
  3. rondog

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    Nothing like having a scope that costs several times more than your rifle.....
     
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    45x?? What is the paralax set at for a scope that powerful???
     
  5. TexasRifleman

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    Leupold says that the field of view of that scope is 2.5 feet at 100 yards.

    So even then a .22 hole is just going to be a tiny dot.
     
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    I'm not sure field-of-view has anything to do with it.

    But if you divide 50 yards by 45X, a .22 hole would look like it was 1.1 yards away.

    If you divide 100 yards by 45X, a .22 hole will look like it is 2.2 yards away.

    Still, 45 power is an awful lot of magnification.

    You will see tremors, wiggles, and air currents (mirage) you never knew existed through it.

    And you for sure would have to have adjustable parallax (AO) with that much power that close.

    As an aside, I have a pair of 10X Leupold binoculars.
    On a good day I can see .22 holes in a 100 yard black target center with them.
    Holes in the white are fairly easy to see at 10x.

    rc
     
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    Posts: 9,996 Leupold says that the field of view of that scope is 2.5 feet at 100 yards.

    So even then a .22 hole is just going to be a tiny dot.
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    Man you need your eyes checked. My 6x24x50 Barska will make a 222 Remington hole look big enough to see any ragged edges of the hole. And my eyes have been aound 64 years. A 45x scope will make the object 45 times close, or at 300' it would appear like it was about 6'7" from your eye, and so 50 yards would be like looking at it from about 40" away. I did optical fire control repair for years in military. :D
     
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    A scope that powerful would cause me to loose my lunch. It wouldn't take much movement to resemble the "Blair Witch Project":D
     
  9. Auburn1992

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    Not necessarily.

    To let you know, I use a 16 power scope on a .22 caliber rifle (22-250), and for the most part, I can see the hole clear as day.

    I have no doubt that you will easily be able to see a .22 hole with a 45 power scope at either of the ranges.

    The only time I ever have trouble finding the holes is if it is show into a dark spot, such as a crease, on the target. Other than that it is fairly easy.
     
  10. JohnBT

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    "A good 3-9x is plenty for only 50 or 100 yds."

    Don't try to convince the rimfire benchrest shooters of that, they know better.

    I use two Weaver T-36 scopes on rimfires and can see the holes easily if I stay away from all black targets.

    I don't have any pics of targets taken through a scope, but the 45x Leupolds are good.

    John

    P.S. - I wish someone would give me a March scope or two for my birthday. I'll never spend that much on myself. www.kelbly.com/scopes.html Check the size of the 6mm bullet marks at 1000 yards on the diagrams.
     
  11. R.W.Dale

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    On anything other than black paper bullet holes practically jump off the page with my 36x Leupold

    You'll have no problems whatsoever seeing your holes as they'll be HUGE through the scope you mention.


    .PS I just love the guys with no clue quoting the FOV and saying the holes will be tiny. looking at only 2.5 feet at 100yds out is a HUGE amount of magnification
     
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    The only problem will be acquiring the target if the background is somewhat homogeneous, like the dirt at most ranges.
     
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