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    36X scope for 50 yard match

    I recently started shooting a 50 and 100 yard .22 rifle match at the local range. I've used a 6-24 scope, set for 24 at the match with my Winchester 52. I've got a Remington 40X that I'm trying to set up to use in the match also. I've got a 36X B&L scope and was wondering if it would be appropriate for 50 and 100 yard matches. The parallax focuses down to 50', but I'm wondering if the magnification would be too high, particularly @ 50 yards.

    Do people use 36X scopes at 50 yards with any success?




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    Yes,
    They also use 60x scopes.
    That said many also use variable scope so they can dial them down when mirage gets bad.
    Even then they usually stay at or above 36x.
    TKH

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    I use a weaver t36 on my 40x for 50 and 100yd matches. Actually i would step up to a 45x Sightron if the budget currently allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonykharper View Post
    Yes,
    They also use 60x scopes.
    That said many also use variable scope so they can dial them down when mirage gets bad.
    Even then they usually stay at or above 36x.
    TKH
    Quote Originally Posted by TrxR View Post
    I use a weaver t36 on my 40x for 50 and 100yd matches. Actually i would step up to a 45x Sightron if the budget currently allowed.
    I took your encouragement and the arrival of my mounting hardware today from EGW as a sign and went ahead and mounted it.






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    The metal is in great shape and the stock is solid, but pretty beat up (it's a former US property rifle), but I have a replacement in much better shape...







    Last edited by Calfed; 11-11-2020 at 11:38 PM.

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    i have a 36x on my 52c

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsmithsr View Post
    i have a 36x on my 52c
    Thanks, rs!

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    [QUOTE=Calfed;839500]I recently started shooting a 50 and 100 yard .22 rifle match at the local range. I've used a 6-24 scope, set for 24 at the match with my Winchester 52. I've got a Remington 40X that I'm trying to set up to use in the match also. I've got a 36X B&L scope and was wondering if it would be appropriate for 50 and 100 yard matches. The parallax focuses down to 50', but I'm wondering if the magnification would be too high, particularly @ 50 yards.

    Do people use 36X scopes at 50 yards with any success?



    [/QUOTE

    I have a 42x and shoot a usbr target (the 10 ring is 0.099) and you need to be able to hold off to the edge of that ring at times. Works for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdiver View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calfed View Post
    I recently started shooting a 50 and 100 yard .22 rifle match at the local range. I've used a 6-24 scope, set for 24 at the match with my Winchester 52. I've got a Remington 40X that I'm trying to set up to use in the match also. I've got a 36X B&L scope and was wondering if it would be appropriate for 50 and 100 yard matches. The parallax focuses down to 50', but I'm wondering if the magnification would be too high, particularly @ 50 yards.

    Do people use 36X scopes at 50 yards with any success?



    I have a 42x and shoot a usbr target (the 10 ring is 0.099) and you need to be able to hold off to the edge of that ring at times. Works for me
    Damn...what distance is that match shot at?

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by Calfed View Post
    Damn...what distance is that match shot at?
    50 yds

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    Joe Besche won a boat load of matches using 36x B&L scopes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdiver View Post
    50 yds
    That is a challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eidolon View Post
    Joe Besche won a boat load of matches using 36x B&L scopes.
    Thanks, Eidolon! I'll post some range reports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calfed View Post
    The metal is in great shape and the stock is solid, but pretty beat up (it's a former US property rifle), but I have a replacement in much better shape...








    Refinish that beat-up 40X stock?






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    Look's good

    Thatís a nice finish.

    Bob

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