How the heck did this take so long?
- Jan 10, 2012
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I picked up a ruger target model in 6.5 creedmoor today. Topped it off with a zeiss scope. Hope to take it to 500 yards and beyond.
How big of a target you looking for at 100 yards? And what power is that scope? I would think a 3x9 would struggle at that distance no? I've never looked that far through my scope but at 100 yards it's pretty comfortable, I'd imagine at 5x the distance it would be pushing the limits for consistant comfortable shooting?
I shoot a 7mm Rem Mag (Remington 770 w/3x9x40) and group the size of a dime at 100 yards. Regularly. At 200 or more yards it's not bad, for example, shooting a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" paper is ok, but trying to see anything on that page that's less than 3" is a struggle, even at 9 power. For my uses I'd prefer a 4x12, with built-in BDC or crosshairs calibrated for the caliber/cartridge being used.
Now if you're aiming at a bull moose at 300 yards, you know where you're supposed to hit, so the target size is bigger, but for ultimate target shooting, more scope power is better. 9-power is marginal past 250 yards on that much gun.
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I hate to order a scope online.
You got her dialed in yet? :laughing: I used to love shooting, sadly I haven't even fired a gun in about 2 years . Ammo is about too expensive now. My favorite that I have is a 243WSSM. I could(probably can't now) make 3 shot groups touch each other at 300 yards. I probably cant shoot under an inch in 100 yards now :retarded:.
Nice gun BTW. I always liked the Ruger MKIII's. They were real accurate and a good price IMO.
Nice choice Mike!
I have a Tikka 25-06 with 26 inch heavy barrel on it. 8x36 scope. We spent all day shooting prairie dogs 0-575 yards. Long ones would take a few shots to close in on. That night felt terrible couldn't figure out what it was, went to shoot in the morning, looked in the scope and just about threw up. Best I can figure it was looking in that scope all day with it around max magnification gave me dizzy spells. Turned it way down and did fine.