Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

New 6.8 AR.... 2x7 vs 3x9 optic ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dean1818, Jul 27, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Dean1818

    Dean1818 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    Messages:
    913
    Location:
    Texas!
    I am diving into an AR build in 6.8

    I am having a hard time deciding between a 2x7 and 3x9 optic
    (the leupold VXR)


    I will use this gun for plinking and for hunting the mean old Texasboar.

    The shots would typically be less than 150 yards, but may occasionally be longer

    And.... Just curious.... What sort of groups can someone pull off with the 2x7 at 100

    Thoughts? Other manufacturers?
     
  2. Craigman

    Craigman Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    447
    Location:
    lower RH part of the Mitten
    bigger scope doesnt mean smaller groups. If you hunt in low light, morning/evening, the 3x9 i assume has a 40mm? This would gather a little more light. I have both and no real noticable difference to me. I usually dont go above 4x no matter what kind of hunting I'm doing. If something take off or trots away while you're aiming it's real hard to follow it on 7x or 9x IMO
     
  3. Haxby

    Haxby Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    938
    With a 1-4X20 Leupold shotgun scope on a 308, my best 3-shot group at 100 yards is about 5/8 inch. With a 2-8X32 Burris, about 3/8 inch. Those weren't off a real bench.
    I'd go with the VXR 2-7 for a walking-around gun, or 3-9X50 for use after dark.
     
  4. Caliper_Mi

    Caliper_Mi Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,615
    Location:
    Michigan
    I'd say a 1-4x scope is plenty for this.
     
  5. Ar180shooter

    Ar180shooter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    510
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Agreed. I shoot out past 500 yards with a 1-4x.
     
  6. TonyAngel

    TonyAngel Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,735
    For hunting out to 150 yards, I might even opt for a fixed 2X scope. You don't need a lot of magnification for those distances and a fixed 2X or even a 1-4X is pretty compact for a totin' rifle.

    For plinking and target shooting, it depends on how small your targets are going to be. I don't agree with the statement above that more magnification does not equal smaller groups. I believe it does, to a degree.
     
  7. 68wj

    68wj Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    1,654
    Location:
    Upstate
    My 6.8 wears a 2-7 VXR. :) I like it!
     
  8. jmr40

    jmr40 Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    9,892
    1-4X is plenty, but if I had a 2-7X or 3-9X laying around I'd use what I had. If Buying new I'd go 1-4 because of the wide field of view at lower powers. At 150-200 yards 4X is plenty.
     
  9. adelbridge

    adelbridge Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    1,107
    Location:
    Texas
    I have been hunting a lot of years and have never needed 2X. In my experience 4-16 is optimum. If there was a 2-16 for a good price I would buy it. My reasoning is that 4X isnt going to cost you any game over a 3X and the 16x is going to help you out immensely past 150-200 yards. I understand the logic of shooting at running game and lower magnifications but really it is field of view we are trying to optimize in this situation and that can be offset with a larger objective. I dont take too many running game shots and the ethics of such are fodder for another post.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page