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3-9 or 4-12 power scope for 7mm for Elk hunting??

I am trying to decide which one is better for my needs. I will be doing some long range shooting (500yds) and also some close range. just cant decide.

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3-9 or 4-12 power scope for 7mm for Elk hunting??

I put a new Zeiss Conquest 4x14x44 on a BAR 7 mag.I feel that this will suit anything I might need in the USA.I'm glad I went with more power on the scope.Everyone said go 3x9.I just gotta crank it down set it for close up and man I am in heaven.If you need to bump it up for the cross country shot well you have it right there at your finger tips and not scratchin your @$$ goin crazy.Your gonna hear different but this is what I think.

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3-9 or 4-12 power scope for 7mm for Elk hunting??

Wait a minute, what are you going to be taking 500-yard shots at?

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3-9 or 4-12 power scope for 7mm for Elk hunting??

I do a lot of varmint on my large fields and the runway on my property. That is the only reason i have been thinking of a higher power scope. But then you start running into parallex issues as well.

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3-9 or 4-12 power scope for 7mm for Elk hunting??

Varmints? Well, that's not as bad. If you had meant deer or elk, I would have thought you were crazy.

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3-9 or 4-12 power scope for 7mm for Elk hunting??

Well i am a little crazy but no i wouldnt try to take an elk at that range.

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3-9 or 4-12 power scope for 7mm for Elk hunting??

Yeah, I hear about too many people trying to do that kind of stuff, scary thing is, the majority can't even hit reliably at 200 yards. Varmint shooting is an excellent way to evaluate and develop precise accuracy, and dish out the long shots.

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3-9 or 4-12 power scope for 7mm for Elk hunting??

That would be fun, but is the 7mm Mag potent enough for varmints?? Wink

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3-9 or 4-12 power scope for 7mm for Elk hunting??

We have very big ground hogs here in western NY. hehehe Grin

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3-9 or 4-12 power scope for 7mm for Elk hunting??

But if you shoot them, old Phil might not come out this year!

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3-9 or 4-12 power scope for 7mm for Elk hunting??

Either should be fine. Good Luck!

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