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high magnification and spotlighting

Postby adamint on Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:58 pm

i currently have a bushnell 6500 4-30x50 mounted on my heavy barrel savage in 243. i use the rifle for spotlighting pest animals here in australia. i have a problem that when i want to identify animals in the long grass through the scope by turning the magnification up it it looses it sight quality and i'm none the wiser as to what the animal is? i understand this will hapen with all scopes but is there a scope that will perform better for this purpose?

Re: high magnification and spotlighting

Postby Steven_L on Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:53 pm

You already have a very good scope! There are other scopes that will be clearer with better resolution, but just a few percent better, and that few percent comes with a price. The Swarovski Z-6 5-30x50 uses about the best glass and coatings on the planet, and if any riflescope will do what you ask, it will be this one. Generally, though, it is a much better idea to view with a spotting scope. They will have better resolution with a larger objective lens, and you're not pointing a gun at something you can not clearly identify.
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