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Old 09-03-2019, 7:26 PM
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Default IOR 16X42 scope/ or similar

Just curious to hear from other shooters, who would put an IOR 16x42 fixed power (or similar 16 fixed power) on their rifle and why ?
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I don't know about an IOR but a Swfa in 16x would be a good scope for 100 to 300 yd target shooting. I personally want a variable for further out for mirage and field of view. I am sure people use fixed for longer distance, I just like variables for the longer shots.

BTW----i have used several different 10x scopes at 1000yds with good results.
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I currently use a 16X Leupold for F-T/R at 600 and 1,000 yards. I had a variable 8-25X and found that most of the time I was well under 20X due to mirage.

If you shoot from a bench or tripod there is much less mirage than shooting prone, allowing higher magnification.
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I currently use a 16X Leupold for F-T/R at 600 and 1,000 yards. I had a variable 8-25X and found that most of the time I was well under 20X due to mirage.

If you shoot from a bench or tripod there is much less mirage than shooting prone, allowing higher magnification.
How is that scope workimg for You ? A lot of mirage? I am considering putting as 16 power fixed IOR on a .308
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How is that scope workimg for You ? A lot of mirage? I am considering putting as 16 power fixed IOR on a .308
At 16X mirage has not been an issue. We're shooting prone on flat dirt or dry brush ranges at Camp Pendleton (San Diego). Lately, temps have been high 90's with humidity which can potentially cause mirage issues if you go with higher magnification. Even at 1K, I haven't had an issue with 16X and mirage.

The 16X IOR scope will serve its purpose well. With some scope manufacturers, a fixed power can have better clarity and less chromatic aberration than a variable since there are fewer lenses within the scope.

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At 16X mirage has not been an issue. We're shooting prone on flat dirt or dry brush ranges at Camp Pendleton (San Diego). Lately, temps have been high 90's with humidity which can potentially cause mirage issues if you go with higher magnification. Even at 1K, I haven't had an issue with 16X and mirage.

The 16X IOR scope will serve its purpose well. With some scope manufacturers, a fixed power can have better clarity and less chromatic aberration than a variable since there are fewer lenses within the scope.
You opinion on Leupold 16 power Mark4 LRT with TMR Reticle? Friend at work has one for sale in very nice shape for 800.00 . Either that or new IOR 16 power.

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Sent you a PM on my opinions. Either will work fine. Some people complain that a Mil reticle and MOA knobs won't work together. I agree that if you dial a correction based on the TMR reticle, some math will be involved.
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