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Scope for 300 yards

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by RustyFN, Feb 24, 2007.

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  1. RustyFN

    RustyFN Member

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    I wasn't sure where to post this but this seemed like the most logical place. I am fairly new to rifles. I have had a Marlin 22 bolt for awhile and just bought a Rock River for competition. The competition I will be shooting will be 200 and 300 yard. What would be a good scope and what magnification do I need to shoot 300 yards? I am also looking for something that won't break the bank. Thanks in advance for your help.
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  2. Hoppy590

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    300 yards with 223 ? what kind of comp is this? just wondering. id figure 300 yards to be working more towards the 308 range. ( not that 223 CANT do it. but 308 just does it better)
     
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    Anything with a max magnification of 9x or over should work. You can go much higher, but quality glass with those magnifications is gonna set you back some serious $$$. If it was my choice, I'd go with something in the 14x range, that way you can still have a lower power for close in shots.
     
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    I can't figure out why you would even need any magnification at 300 yards :confused:
     
  5. Jackal

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    Because many people, myself included, cannot shoot those tiny groups without the aid of quality optics.
     
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    it depends ENTIRELY on what type of competition.
     
  7. RustyFN

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    I was going to try open sights but also wanted to know what type of magnification I would need for 300 yards. Thanks for the replys.
    Rusty
     
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