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Old October 16, 2012, 01:41 AM   #19
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Join Date: October 13, 2010
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Thanks. The range finder is pretty cool. I need to find a range that is longer than 100 yards. I'm suprized these scopes are only 4X
Old school hunters will tell you 4x is the sweet spot for a fixed power scope. It is also cheaper and faster to build a rugged, high quality fixed than it is a rugged, high quality variable so that is why the Soviets opted for it. When you keep in mind the thing's effective range, Soviet doctrine on who it was issued to and that man's role in the rifle squad it's not surprising at all they opted for a four power fixed.
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