View Full Version : 4X scope question?

April 30, 2009, 11:21 AM
What range would a 4X scope be good for at a minimun and maximun range?

April 30, 2009, 11:27 AM
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.


April 30, 2009, 11:34 AM
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 !!!

April 30, 2009, 11:39 AM
Thanks, I'm just getting started in alot of areas but this helps alot. Appreciate the help!

April 30, 2009, 11:44 AM
Id say it depends more on the capabilities of the riffle then the magnification of the optic

April 30, 2009, 09:09 PM
4x and 6x scopes are the mainstay of my arsenal, a good 4x with fine crosshairs will serve you well out to 400 yards.

April 30, 2009, 09:20 PM
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.

May 1, 2009, 12:30 PM
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.

May 2, 2009, 01:03 PM
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.