Good Boy Bob, welcome to the Dark Side in Favor of higher powerMay 16 2017 at 2:31 PM
Billy Dick (Login ocedummy)
Response to Can Open and WFTF shooters understand the 12x Hunter problem?
Anybody note that all the replies above are from shooters in Open or WFTF, mmmmm.
As a Hunter that doesn't have 15 years to develop a binder full of charts ,target brands and dimensions for bracketing, I would like some help in the ranging at 12X , although knowing that at 12X a target at 50 yards and a 1.5 inch KZ will cover 1 mildot and the 8 inch cement block is 5 mildots helps "sometimes". If cost is the problem(I think not) 24X/32X scopes aren't that much more. Beginners gravitate to Hunter because it is simpler/cheaper , no straps, shooting jacket, expensive 12 FT LB guns. But look at the scores for Hunters at a lot of matches, they are all over the place, 20% to 90% , while open and WFTF scores are tighter, ya I know that is because the Open/WFT F shooters are much more experienced and can dope wind better, etc. Once a Hunter has a decent range card, the problem is ranging. "All" my misses are over 40 yards, mostly due to ranging. If you range at 47 yards and it is 52 yards, that is a guaranteed miss. Yes, 5 yard errors happen, especially with dark lanes and dark targets. Some newbies figure that out fairly soon and get bummed out and just don't come back. 16X seems to me like a baby step, just jump right to 24X or 32X.
I hope more Hunter FT guys chime in, maybe Bill Day will after his afternoon nap. I shot three Unlimited matches last Summer at 30X and boy it was a lot more fun. And no, I don't want cheese with my Whine.... Did I mention high power is a lot more FUN!