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Old 08-30-2008, 09:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What magnification to see .223 hits on paper at 100yds? or more?

Guess my eyes just suck, trying to sight in my scope a while back and I couldnt see where I was hitting at 100 yds, even with the scopes 4x.

Being a cheap bastard, whats going to be the cheapest way to get enough magnification to see my hits at distance so I can make corrections?

Grab the biggest cheapest scope they have at wallyworld and an old camera tripod?

Any other ideas?
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Just buy a spotting scope.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just buy a spotting scope.
What magnification? How much money?

I looked at a few online and seeing $400-$600, it just aint gonna happen.
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got a nephew or something?





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got a nephew or something?

Pic no workie.

Only range close is run by DNR, 10 minute fire session, 5 min ceasefire to change targets. Waiting for a ceasefire to see how many clicks to adjust windage, or firing a mag full and later finding out its off target kind of sucks.

And I usually shoot alone. Wife will come with me to the indoor range to shoot her pistol, but could care less about the rifle.
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Pretty much anything over 20 power should be a huge help.

edited after reading some reviews on the piece of shit.

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Old 08-30-2008, 11:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Get a 20X super sniper scope. You can use it to spot with and can hang it on your long range rifle when you want to use it as a scope. They are only about $300.
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Old 08-30-2008, 02:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Dude just spend the money on the sight and see targets its much cheaper than a spotting scope.
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Old 08-30-2008, 05:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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get a larger caliber.


i can usually see my 30 cal holes at 300 yards with a 15x nightforce scope. 15x or greater should be good for 100 yards.
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a cheap way is to get those high-visibility targets that flake away and show bright yellow or orange underneath the black.



makes it much easier to see with either your scope or just binoculars
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks all.

As far as changing caliber or getting a different scope, it aint happenin.

I found some spotting scopes in the $100 range that have a couple decent reviews, may go that route eventually. Several folks on this board and another one said the shoot n see targets really help so I think I'll give those a shot first and see what happens.
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I've got a Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40 on my .17 hmr and I can usually make out holes in the paper at 100yds with it on it's highest power. When it get's later in the afternoon or if it's pretty overcast I can't always make it out due to the low light. Now days I pretty much always use those Shoot-N-See stickers that turn bright neon green when you hit them and that makes seeing the bullet holes a lot easier. There are some pretty cheap spotting scopes available these days, if you don't want to go with the big names. I'm sure someone will disagree with me, but if you just need to see where holes are on paper any of the cheapies with enough magnification should do the job. My parents have a cheaper telescope at their house that I have used for a spoting scope before and it let me see everything I needed. My $.02

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I have a Nikon 3x9x40 that can spot perfectly a 100 yds.
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If money is an issue, get a cheap telescope. When you put the word "spotting" with "scope" the price goes way up.
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Try Natchez Shooters Supplies. They have several cheap spotting scopes under 100.00 .
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Spotting Scope. I can get some.

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It's a simple, straight sight, very usable spotter.
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Pretty much anything over 20 power should be a huge help.

edited after reading some reviews on the piece of shit.

I don't know which one you linked, but I've got the NCstar 20-60x spotting scope/tripod. It's a piece of shit, and has bad reviews..yeah. But I've been using it at 300+yds with .223 and it works fine if you get the focus just right. For the price, it's not bad at all. It's still all in one piece too, but I don't throw my shit against trees to test either.
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It was the Ncstar, and the reviews on it were horrid. The Bushnell only costs a few bucks more and is far more favorable.
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