The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Gear and Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 30, 2009, 11:21 AM   #1
camelshark69
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 23, 2009
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 113
4X scope question?

What range would a 4X scope be good for at a minimun and maximun range?
__________________
"Si Vis Pacem, Parabellum"
S/A XD-9 sc; S/A G.I. iss. 1911 .45; DPMS AR-15;
Romanian WASR-10 AK-47; Savage 30-06';
Savage .22; Remington 700, .308 SPC tactical.
camelshark69 is offline  
Old April 30, 2009, 11:27 AM   #2
a7mmnut
Junior member
 
Join Date: February 27, 2009
Location: NC Foothills
Posts: 1,150
Not to poke fun, but at any range you can repeatedly hold that crosshair on your target. There is no shame in a quality 4X. I prefer the 4X40, and have three mounted on muzzleloaders and a Marlin .444 I can shoot to 250 yards with. If you want a minimum, I'd say 20-30 yards if you change your focal point a little.

-7-
a7mmnut is offline  
Old April 30, 2009, 11:34 AM   #3
Pahoo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 16, 2006
Location: IOWA
Posts: 5,589
You are correct in stating a Max/Min on a scope but there are just to many variables to consider. For starters, depends on your eyes and what you are shooting and shooting at. For example, for hunting Squirrels, I prefer a low power scope and the 4X isn't low enough in my woods. For 100 yard paper shots, I prefer higher than a 9X. I feel that generally that is why 3-9X scopes are so prolific. I would bet that there has to be some documentation out there that provides some kind of guidlines.
I suggest you go out with your gear and test it out for yourself.


Be Safe !!!
Pahoo is offline  
Old April 30, 2009, 11:39 AM   #4
camelshark69
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 23, 2009
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 113
Thanks, I'm just getting started in alot of areas but this helps alot. Appreciate the help!
__________________
"Si Vis Pacem, Parabellum"
S/A XD-9 sc; S/A G.I. iss. 1911 .45; DPMS AR-15;
Romanian WASR-10 AK-47; Savage 30-06';
Savage .22; Remington 700, .308 SPC tactical.
camelshark69 is offline  
Old April 30, 2009, 11:44 AM   #5
tuscani11b
Member
 
Join Date: February 27, 2009
Posts: 31
Id say it depends more on the capabilities of the riffle then the magnification of the optic
__________________
Amor patriae ducit
tuscani11b is offline  
Old April 30, 2009, 09:09 PM   #6
smoakingun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 12, 2009
Location: melrose, fl
Posts: 634
4x and 6x scopes are the mainstay of my arsenal, a good 4x with fine crosshairs will serve you well out to 400 yards.
__________________
Hundreds of years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that my ruins become a tourist attraction.
smoakingun is offline  
Old April 30, 2009, 09:20 PM   #7
fisherman66
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 22, 2005
Location: Rhome, TX
Posts: 4,641
Depends on what you are shooting. For medium sized game such as deer I'd use it all the way out to MPBR with is probably between 250 and 300 yards depending on the rifle and round.
__________________
la plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu'il n'existe pas!
fisherman66 is offline  
Old May 1, 2009, 12:30 PM   #8
trigger45
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 7, 1999
Location: TEXAS,USA
Posts: 280
got a 3 inch group at 300. german snipers connected with there target at 600 yards with a 4x. my rifle is .270 win howa modern weaver 4x.
__________________
5.56x45, .243win, 6.5x55SE, 6.8 spc, .270 win, 9x19mm,.45acp, .410, .50bp, 12ga.
I would like to see a modern 7x57and 8x57 in my safe.
trigger45 is offline  
Old May 2, 2009, 01:03 PM   #9
thallub
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 20, 2007
Location: South Western OK
Posts: 2,093
With the exception of a few USMC rifles equipped with Unertl scopes, all of the sniper rifles of WWII were equipped with low power scopes. Those snipers had no problems killing enemy troops at ranges in excess of 600 yards.

One of My AR-15 rifles has a Leupold FXII 4X33 scope on it. I routinely take coyotes at 300 yards and beyond with that rifle.
thallub is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06978 seconds with 7 queries