I agree 100%hunt/fish365 said:It pains me to even look at see through mounts. Plus why in the world would someone with a regular hunting rifle for big game need more than the ole standard 3-9x40? I've heard the arguments before. Don't want to hear them again. Some people have just convinced themselves that more is better.
I agree 100%. It's just that the 3-9 is sort of the standard anymore, and the upper end for big game normal range hunting rifles.Coureurs De Bois said:I'll go with a 2X7 over a 3X9 for PA hunting. I also mount it as low as possible. The 2 power gives me more field of view in thick cover and the 7 power is more than enough for long range. Heck I killed a ground hog one time at 400 yards with a 257 Roberts set on 7 power. Will admit it took 2 shots cause I under estimated the yardage on the first shot.
I have a Remington pump that wears a 1X4, have killed more deer with that rig than any other gun I own.
Big Ken said:Unless you belong to one of those 1000 yard clubs, how often do you even crank your scope up to full power??..I have about 25 of the 3x9 scopes of my guns, and 99% of the time I have them on 5X.