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Trying to decide which Redfield revolution scope for my 30-06.  3-9x40mm or 4-12x40mm for hunting&target?  I shoot on a bench for target at 100 200 250yd with this rifle often and is also my primary deer rifle.  Is the 4-12x40mm to much for hunting or should I go with the lower magnification??
 

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3-9x40 is almost a standard scope these days, good for deer. For target I would go with a larger bell. Something like a 6-24x50.
 

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there is a reason 3-9x is pretty standard. It works. Where are you hunting and what realistically is your longest possible shot? Field of vision and target acquisition are more important in hunting than they are in target shooting. If you are never going to put your scope on 12x to shoot a deer than I would say go 3-9x. I find 3x to be too much where I hunt. But my shots are rarely past 50 yards.
 

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I USE A 3X9 AND 4X 14.5 FOR HUNTING USUALLY THEY STAY AT THE LOWEST POWER , WHICH IS FINE FOR UP TO 200 YARDS.
THE 4X14.5 ON THE M1A IS GOOD FOR A LOT LONGER.

JUST GET THE BEST QUALITY GLASS YOU CAN AFFORD .
1 INCH TUBES FOR HUNTING 30 MM FOR TARGET
 

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yeah guess ill go with the 4x12 and just keep it on the lowest setting when out in the woods.  
 

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What about a 6X fixed power scope. Simpler with less to go wrong? Weren't WWII  sniper scopes often a fixed 4X or 6X?
 

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I was in the same dilema I was worried about taking looooong shots and wanted the high power scope. My friend who guides in alaska said just get the 3x9... I bought a nikon 3x9 and am very happy with it.
 
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