BobPersonally, if I have trouble finding a target through the scope, I will turn down the magnification to help find it. Once located, then I will zoom in and range my target. I usually shoot on 30x and range at 60x, so I change the magnification on my scope a lot.
Is field target possible at all with only a 12x scope?
Quote from: Tater on April 14, 2017, 01:35:55 PMIs field target possible at all with only a 12x scope?The American Hunter class is restricted to 12x. So, yes. It is one of the "handicaps" that compensates for the use of a bipod. The other is the inability to adjust windage or elevation during the match (no "clicking" for distance adjustment). Also, as Tyler notes, using a high mag/power can decrease the depth of field, making ranging better at higher power, particularly at longer distances, so having to range at 12x is something of a handicap, as well. Some scopes do it quite well, though.
Some guys use fixed power scopes for Open...like the Leupold 35x and 40x. As Scott said, once you get used to keeping both eyes open, finding targets is not a problem.Mike