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Old 1st October 2013, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by NZSteyr View Post
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 you.

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.
I chose the 8x80 over the 10x60 or 5x50 because at the time it was the only model in the March range that was available in a silver coloured finish.

In my mind this should keep the scope slightly cooler while shooting in really hot days when the sun is baking your equipment, weather it does help or not that was my reasoning behind the choice.

It was a tough choice between the 8x80 and 10x60 as I had tried a friends 10x60 and it also seemed a very good scope.

I always knew that I would not use x80 very often.

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