Now my Opinion for the power needed for 1000 yards in a hunting situation is 10x would work fine. No more then that is needed. In fact a good 3-9x40 scope is all you need for 1000 yard big game hunting. As long as the optics are good and clear and crisp that's all you really need.
Anyhow, what is the best scope for long range shooting?
The 11 Best Sniper Scopes of 2019: Outdoor Empire Reviews
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|Product||Nikon Monarch 5||Zeiss Conquest HD5|
|Magnification & Objective Diameter||5 - 20 x 50mm||5 - 25 x 50mm|
|Weight||22.2 oz||26.6 oz|
|Length||15 in||14 in|
More than that, is 16x enough for 1000 yards? I personally find 16x plenty of magnification to shoot out to 1000 yards even on rock chuck size game. If the scope is quality it will suprise you how well a 16x will let you see at even 1000 yards. You just have to get used to it if your used to shooting a +20x scope.
Futhermore, how far can I shoot with a 3x9 scope?
A good 3X9 scope is plenty to take deer sized game at 100 - 300 yards.
What magnification do I need for 600 yards?
A target at 600 yards, used with 4x magnification, will appear to be 150 yards away. 150 yards is the maximum distance I can handle based on the previous section. When shooting targets at 400 yards, they will appear to be 100 yards away through a scope with 4x magnification.
Gosky 2019 Updated 20-60x80 Spotting Scope with Tripod, Carrying Bag and Smartphone Adapter - BAK4 Angled Telescope - Newest Waterproof Scope for Target Shooting Hunting Bird Watching Wildlife Scenery
- Variable 20x to 60x magnification and dynamic lens focusing system - makes it easy to zoom in on target. Perfect for target shooting, archery, hunting, bird watching, wildlife watching, hiking, camping, scenery, outdoor sporting, astronomical observation etc
- Fully multi-coated 80mm green film objective lens provides a field of view at 82.9-48ft/1000yards. The quality BAK4 Porro prism optics increases light transmission and make your view brighter, clearer and delivers crisp images.
- Nitrogen filled waterproof and fog-proof design enables the scope to withstand the toughest environments. Durable Framework and Rubber Armor provide non-slip grip, shock-proof grip and durable external lasting protection. The eyepiece shield can be stretched out to protect the eyepiece
- A smartphone digiscoping adapter included enables you to take photos and videos of what you have observed. Bring the nature closer to you and you can explore the distant world easily through the phone screen. A tripod provides you a more stable observation from any angles. A carry case, eyepiece and lens protection covers, cleaning cloth make you more convenient to carry and maintain
- Includes tabletop full metal tripod and tripod mount for steady observations. The carry case, eyepiece and lens protection covers, cleaning cloth make you more convenient to carry and maintain.
Vortex Optics Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 FFP Riflescope EBR-2C MOA
- The Viper PST Gen II takes incredible performance and rock solid tactical features to new heights. The 5-25x50 first focal plane riflescope is incredibly versatile and ideal for close to long range shooting scenarios.
- Shooters who dial their turrets for bullet drop and wind compensation will appreciate the laser etched turrets, adjustable parallax and the RZR zero stop. A fiber optic rotation indicator ensures you can keep track of your turret position with ease.
- The reticle offers shooters highly functional, intuitive, and detailed hold points, yet remains uncluttered for optimal viewing and features 10 intensity levels with off positions between each setting.
- Extra-low dispersion glass increases resolution and color fidelity. XR fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission. Armortek coatings protect the lenses from scratches, oil, and dirt.
- O-ring sealed and argon purged, the Viper delivers waterproof and fog proof performance while the single-piece, aircraft-grade aluminum construction gives shooters a durable platform.
HD Spotting Scope with Tripod 20-60x80mm Hollee IP67 Waterproof Angled Eyepiece Telescope BAK4 Prism 1000yds for Target Shooting Hunting Astronomy Bird Wildlife Scope Phone Adapter & Bluetooth Clicker
- 🌃【High-definition & Eye Care】With large field of view of 80mm objective lens & 22mm eyepiece lens with sufficient light, Hollee Spotting Scopes offer clearer iamge. High-density matte finish matt thread, eliminate stray light which delivers vivid image & awesome color reproduction. High quality BAK4 roof prism effectively increases light transmission and delivers bright, high-contrast vivid images with brighter field viw even in low-light that keeps your eyes from getting tired.
- 🌛【Easy to Zoom & Target Quickly】Hollee spotting scope with powerful zoom magnification from 20x to 60x, adjustable easily and freely to the target object and zooming in more details quickly. When viewing the sky, use the low magnification to find the target firstly then use high magnification to get the details. The dual fine focus knob on the target quickly to get clearer images. Field of view is 114-60ft/1000yds, brings nature closer to you than ever before.
- 🌃【Fully Multi-Coating】Fully multi-coated green film eliminates chromatic aberrations & reflections which the light transmittance is up to 99.5% and gets crisp clear images easily even at high magnifications or dim light conditions. The lenses is scratch resistant and offer bright and true color reproduction. This Angled Eyepiece Telescope is perfect for target shooting, archery, hunting, bird watching, wildlife watching, hiking, camping, scenery, outdoor sporting, astronomical observation etc.
- 🌕【IP67 Waterproof & Full kits】Hollee scope is IP67 nitrogen purged w/ sealed O-ring to 100% prevent water, fog, moisture, dust, and debris etc. and shock damage. Offers full protection even under the harshest outdoor activity. It can exert excellent performance and effectively extend the service life of the telescope. All in one fully kit with well-pachaged nylon bag, smartphone digiscoping adapter, anti-shake tripod, two lens caps and bluetooth photo clicker to easily capture the best moment!
- 🌃【Ergonomic Design & Lifetime Warranty】Hollee HD Spotting Scope with built-in retractable sunshade and sturdy eyepiece shield reduces glare, with metal tripod allows rotation of the eyepiece to a sideways position, providing adjustable viewing angles to get the view comfortablely. Durable rubber armor provide non-slip and shock-proof grip. 100% money back guarantee & lifetime Manufacture Warranty for any issue since the day of your purchase, our technical support teams are available 24/7.
Monstrum G3 6-24x50 First Focal Plane FFP Rifle Scope with Illuminated MOA Reticle and Adjustable Objective (Black)
- High performance tactical rifle scope with 6-24x magnification for mid to long distance shooting out to 1000+ yards
- Functionally designed first focal plane MOA reticle, with easy-to-read ranging information that remains constant regardless of magnification, for faster range estimation and holdover correction
- Equipped with an adjustable objective lens - or AO - that allows for sharper focus of the target image, elimination of parallax, and range estimation
- Inline dial controlled reticle illumination with multiple brightness intensities, for better reticle visibility at night or in low light in environments
- Package also includes set of high profile picatinny scope rings, a detachable honeycomb filter sunshade, a set of spring loaded flip-up lens covers, and one CR2032 3V battery
Athlon Optics , Argos BTR , Riflescope , 8-34 x 56 First Focal Plane (FFP) 30 mm Tube, Illuminated ATMR MOA Reticle ,
- first focal plane reticle stays valid at all power settings allowing you to fully utilize the specially designed reticle that shrinks or grows along with your target as you zoom in or out.
- advanced fully multi-coated lenses gives you better light transmission to bring optimum brightness and true color across the entire light spectrum.
- reticle etched on the glass that provides excellent backing support for complex reticle design and offers great durability and much higher shock resistance to recoil
- the 6061t6 aircraft grade aluminum tube that has exceptional strength and superior mechanical integrity will protect these world class optics no matter what punishment you throw at it
- argon purging gives you better waterproofing and thermal stability
- Sport type: Hunting
Gosky 2019 Updated Newest Spotting Scope with Tripod, Carrying Bag - BAK4 Angled Scope for Target Shooting Hunting Bird Watching Wildlife Scenery (Phone Mount+SLR Mount Compatible with Canon)
- Gosky Updated Newest 20-60x80 Spotting Scope - Variable 20x to 60x magnification and dynamic lens focusing system brings better optics, more stable images and easier focusing power. It’s the best choice for target shooting, archery, hunting, bird watching, wildlife watching, hiking, camping, scenery, outdoor sporting, astronomical observation etc
- Fully multi-coated 80mm green film objective lens provides a field of view at 82.9-48ft/1000yards. The quality BAK4 Porro prism optics increases light transmission and make your view brighter, clearer and delivers crisp images
- Durable Magnalium Framework and Rubber Armor - Its tight fitting protection makes it usable to withstand the toughest weather conditions. The shock-absorbing rubber armor for maximum protection. And the eyepiece shield can be stretched out to protect the eyepiece
- Waterproof Design: O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the scope for reliable performance in all environments. Nitrogen gas purging delivers further waterproof performance
- Full range of accessories: A phone digiscoping adapter for smartphone, T-ring and M42 T mount for Canon camera included enable you to take photos and videos by smartphone or camera. A tripod provides you a more stable observation from any angles. A carry case, eyepiece and lens protection covers, cleaning cloth make you more convenient to carry and maintain
Barska AD10350 Blackhawk 20-60x60 Waterproof Spotting Scope with Tripod & Case for Birding, Target Shooting, etc, Green
CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 6-24x50 AOE Red and Green Illuminated Gun Scope with Free Mount
- Magnification: 6-24x
- Objective Diameter: 50mm
- Field Of View: 28 ft @ 100 yards
- Click Value: 1/8 inch @ 100 yards
- Illuminated Type of the rifle scope: Red and Green
Gosky 20-60x60 Spotting Scope for Target Shooting Bird Watching Wildlife Scenery - New BAK4 Angled Scope with Tripod, Carrying Bag and Smartphone Adapter
- 【NEWEST 20-60x60 SPOTTING SCOPE】The quality BAK4 large diameter eyepiece and FMC 60mm green film objective lens coming with the larger aperture provide a larger field of view at 111-54ft/1000yards, also increase light transmission and make your view brighter, clearer and deliver more vivid crisp images
- 【POWERFUL MAGNIFICATION】Variable 20x to 60x magnification and dynamic lens focusing system brings better optics, more stable images and easier focusing power. It’s the best choice for target shooting, archery, hunting, bird watching, wildlife watching, hiking, camping, scenery, outdoor sporting, astronomical observation etc
- 【DURABLE CONSTRUCTION】Nitrogen filled waterproof and fog-proof design enables the scope to withstand the toughest environments. Durable Framework and Rubber Armor provide non-slip grip, shock-proof grip and durable external lasting protection
- 【UPGRADED METAL TRIPOD MOUNT】The material of tripod mount has been upgraded from ABS to metal, which makes the mount more durable and stable to connect with the tripod. It also brings a better experience to rotate scope body for more viewing position
- 【FULL RANGE OF ACCESSORIES】A phone digiscoping adapter for smartphone included enables you to take photos and videos by smartphone or camera. A tripod provides you a more stable observation from any angles. A carry case, eyepiece and lens protection covers, cleaning cloth make you more convenient to carry and maintain
SNIPER NT 6-24x50 AOGL Scope Red/Green/Bule Illuminated Reticle
- Crystal clear multi-coated lens and HD glass for excellent glare reflection and maximum light transmission
- Red, Green Illuminated mil-dot reticle
- Parallax adjustment/front AO feature allows for fine-tuning of target image. Parallax adjustable from 15 yds to infinity
- Zero locking/resetting target turrets for windage and elevation adjustment at 1/4 moa per click
- Fog and Waterproof Lenses in a Shockproof body, Argon Purged housing, that is Completely Sealed with o-rings Key Product Features
5 More Questions Answered
Thankfully at 10x even some of the cheapest scopes on the market will resolve a 1.5-2 MOA target at 1000 yards. If you are shooting 20" steel plates at 1000 yards a cheap fixed 10 power may be adequate. For regularly sized targets, lower magnification is not an issue.
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The bare minimum level of magnification that you will need for 500-yard shots is 5X magnification. Even this level of magnification is going to be on the low side for most shots ranging out to 500 yards. Most experts would recommend a 10X magnification for 500 yards in order to give yourself a good shot.
if you are target shooting
from a rest at ranges beyond 500 yards, otherwise somewhere between 4X and 10X will be your optimum setting for hunting.
If you and your rifle/scope can keep every shot in that circle, every time, you and your gear should be able to shoot out to 800 yards.