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Old July 31, 2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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Schmidt & Bender Question

I'm a Newbie here and i need some thoughts you have about a Schmidt and bender scope.

I Shoot a lot of different distances from 100-1000 yds and i'm looking at buying a new Schmidt and bender scope I had decided to buy a 5-25 PMII
.01 mrad adjustments with D/T and FFP
but then i saw a 12-50x56 PMII with .25cm adjustments multi turn elevation
second hand nearly half the price.
My question is that the windage on the 12-50x56 only has 16cm of adjustments on the wind which at 1000yds means i run out of wind adjustments at 8mph or so. is this right or have i got my sums wrong??
Shooting 175gr HPS with Sierra heads
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Old August 1, 2010, 11:13 PM   #2
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The 12-50 is way too much for any practical shooting. I use a 3-12x50 PMII for 1000 yard shooting regularly. It is actually my favorite S&B scope.

The 5-25 has 0.1 mil clicks not 0.01 mil.

article | Practical Long-Range Rifle Shooting, Part II - Optics

article | The State of Optics for Practical Long-Range Rifle Shooting [2009]

article | The Hensoldt 4-16x56mm: How does it stack up? (abbreviated version)

A 175 SMK at 2650 will have about 2.4 mils drift at 1000 yards with a 10 mph cross.
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