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frankm
08-28-2010, 9:55 PM
So, I see Red Dots, Mil Dots, super-duper dots, etc. out there. Can it be broken down into ranges? Can you tell me when you'd use a mil dot and when you'd use a red dot? And when do you switch to regular scopes like 9x?

CoyoteHunter555
08-29-2010, 11:21 AM
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My scope is high mag (6x-24x) and has a 10x mil dot reticle. I use that to shoot anywhere from 50/75 yards all the way out to max effective range. I use the Burris Fastfire II Red Dot for ranges anywhere from 10 - 100 yards.

It's all preference. Several guys use irons out to 600 yards and all that but the above set up is my general use preference

Bongos
09-01-2010, 1:43 PM
223 I like high mag like 20X and above (out to 500 yards)
308 I like 10X and below (out to 800 yards)

HighLander51
09-01-2010, 2:00 PM
I use a 1-4 for 3 gun out to 400 yards, and a 3-9 for sniper out to 600 yards.

Divernhunter
09-01-2010, 2:22 PM
It depends on what the firearm is to be used for. Do not need 18+ power for big game hunting but good tfor target or some varmit shooting.

CoyoteHunter555
09-01-2010, 2:35 PM
It depends on what the firearm is to be used for. Do not need 18+ power for big game hunting but good tfor target or some varmit shooting.

I'd say 'good' for all varmint hunting

ZX-10R
09-01-2010, 2:36 PM
3x-9x for my AR and 2x-6x for my AK.