Conor and Woody, thanks very much for your replies, sorry if my questions sounded indecorous, I meant no disrespect, I honestly wish to know the answers to those questions.
Thank you, yes I understand the FOV difficulty and also that dark forests would make things difficult on very high power. But as you say there are times you use 80x so it's not wasted power (I hate waste
It's about power and acceleration, not speed
The thing is, in trying to make a choice between a lower powered March and an 8-80x is it not good to wonder about these things?
Actually I had in mind the March 5-50X56 or the 10-60x52... I would not presume to recommend a scope to you guys, I humbly request a recommendation from
Yes, I understand... I was not questioning their decision or abilities, I was genuinely interested to find out what motivated them to purchase a larger and heavier 80x scope if not using the higher power available. I think I may be gleaning some insight now, but I confess I'm still slightly confused.
Well, I try my best at FT though surely not in the same league as you guys. I am using a silver Falcon T50 and I have been ranging and shooting on 50x. I admit I am still getting used to the scope but I find it very difficult to range the longer distances (over 45 yards) I previously used a Bushnell 8-32x elite scope that seemed to snap in and out of focus better and was overall clearer and easier to range with, but also had severe limitations at the long distances.
Unfortunately I don't have the kind of money needed to buy a bunch of expensive scopes to try out and decide which one suits me, so I try to glean as much information as possible from the forums. Here in NZ the sport of FT is tiny in comparison to you guys, so there is not much opportunity to try out other scopes borrowed from fellow club members. I have actually never seen a March scope in real life
but I think there actually is one in NZ somewhere.
Thanks for your time answering my questions, it is much appreciated.