We all have our starting points when it comes to gun owner ship. I have friends, the vast majority of them that own firearms that are very expensive, but none of them have taken a shot beyond 100yds. They have the turrets on their Nikon rifle scopes
, but don't know anything about where there bullet is going once it goes beyond 100yds. While most combat ranges, hunting ranges and even police shootings and defensive shooters tell us that knowing how to shoot 100yds is probable all you really need to know how to shoot, we find it boring to shoot rifles under 200yds. The difference between shooting a .303, .308, 30/06 or an 8mm at those ranges doesn't give much variance and going overboard with optics seems to be common. Many seem to think that more magnification means more accuracy, but that isn't true. If you've got bad eyes, I understand why you need optics, but being able to see a fly on paper at 100yds with your rifle scopes
doesn't mean you're going to hit a deer at 100yds with a 20x rifle scope.
We usually get invited out to several gun clubs every year that are 100-600yds and we get to see Law Enforcement and Military personnel train with the best. We don't carry every high end optic out there, but Nikon makes a good camera, good telescopes and darn good long range shooting scopes. If you properly mount your Nikon rifle scope
on your rifle you will get what you paid for and have something to pass down through the family. It's always best to be practical when choosing the correct amount of magnification for your rifle scope and not go to high. Varmint hunting is it's own category and too much magnification will narrow your field of view and reduce your chances of being able to observe your surroundings while engaging a target. When long range shooting at gun clubs, it's good to be able to have a FOV that allows you to see tell tails and leaves that are blowing in the wind which in turn will allow you to adjust your shots.