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Location: VERMONT
Joined: 07/07/2005
Posts: 57
Scopes magnifications for deer hunting

I use a 3x9x40 on my 30.06, no need for more, ussually run it on 4x, magn. the woods to much if used on higher power. Just my 2cnts worth.

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Joined: 11/15/2002
Posts: 157
Scopes magnifications for deer hunting

When shooting at a deer in Ohio -a shotgun or pistol only state -
I use 1.5x4 and leave it on 1.5. When the deer are running it picks them up fast and allows me to hit them. When they are still it still is enough to get it done.

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Joined: 11/15/2002
Posts: 157
Scopes magnifications for deer hunting

When shooting at a deer in Ohio -a shotgun or pistol only state -
I use 1.5x4 and leave it on 1.5. When the deer are running it picks them up fast and allows me to hit them. When they are still it still is enough to get it done.

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Location: Pennsylvania
Joined: 10/28/2003
Posts: 1647
Scopes magnifications for deer hunting

Fixed 4 power on shotgun and rifle. Not going to be in a situation where the deer is there at 40yds and running and go to put the gun on him and can't find him because the scope is cranked up to 9 again! Changed them both to fixed 4's after that happend 2 seasons in a row.

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Location: central ontario
Joined: 04/12/2003
Posts: 92
Scopes magnifications for deer hunting

I use aimpoints on all my guns most deer around here are with in 50-60 yards so why use a scope, and if they are on the fly the red dots are deadly.They are perfect for my eye site which is not what it use to be and you never have to loose what your shooting at . faster then a peep. The stand I watch has only got about a 20 foot opening it is on an old hydroline so your time is limted from the time you see the deer till you shoot. I have managed 5 bucks there in 3 years no misses and doult that if I had a scope that I would have got more than 2 of them.. It is all pine trees on both sides so you can't hear them coming either.They are just there and you got to be quick.

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Location: williamstown vt
Joined: 08/30/2003
Posts: 293
Scopes magnifications for deer hunting

I have 3-9 x40 on my .308 and 3-9- x50 on my 7mm mag. they wrk for me.

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