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need to see a hole in a paper target at 300 yards

Postby kzz21 on Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:42 pm

I would like to see a 223 hole in my paper targets at 300 yards. What binoculars will work for this.
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Re: need to see a hole in a paper target at 300 yards

Postby Jne_K on Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:06 am

Hi

Short answer (very short). None. Binoculars are the wrong tool for that job. Sorry.

For that application you need the magnification and performance of a good spotting scope and for 300 yard work, a good spotting scope at that. See my article, Spotting Scopes for Target Shooting
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Re: need to see a hole in a paper target at 300 yards

Postby kzz21 on Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:14 pm

Read the article, could you binoculars with those specs 20-60X80?
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Re: need to see a hole in a paper target at 300 yards

Postby Jne_K on Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:21 am

HI

Unfortunately, not that I can recommend. There are zoom binoculars with those kinds of numbers, but zoom binoculars are always much inferior in terms of optics and durability to fixed power binoculars and even with these kinds of numbers, you won't get enough image quality with one of these giant zooms to do 300 yard range work. Zooms belong on spotting scopes - different principle and mechanism than zoom binoculars. Besides, those kinds of magnification will require the use of a tripod for steadiness, regardless of whether you get that magnification from a zoom binocular or a spotting scope and a 20-60x80 bino would be much bigger and heavier beast to steady and support than a 20-60x80 spotting scope. I'd forget the zoom bino idea. Not worth it.
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