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Would like opinions on what scope to use for shooting out to 600 yards. I'm looking at either the Weaver 36x or Nikon Monarch 8x32 both are in my price range - both have nice target turrets and 1/8 minute clicks. I'm leaning toward the Nikon due to the fact that in heavy mirage I could reduce the power to clear things up.
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I use a T36 and a T24 for distances out to 1000 yards in F-Class guns. I think you will have no problems at all with the T36 even in heavy mirage out to 600 yards.
I also have a 8.5x25x50 Mark 4 Leupold and have never had to reduce power to see properly in mirage.
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I'd get the variable just due to versatility. You'll have very little difference between 36 and 32, but the ability to go down to 8 lets you do many more things with your rifle.
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I started out with a couple of SWFA's 16x Super Sniper scopes on my LR prone rifles. I'd had some experience with a 1" Leupold 36x BR scope, and didn't want to be saddled with a scope that wasn't very bright in poor light conditions. To me, the extra magnification came at too high a price - a dim image. The 30mm SS scopes - even with an objective of only 42mm - were bright & clear enough for good shooting even on a cloudy day with drizzle, and 16x is plenty of magnification for target shooting, even out to 1000yds.
In the past few years, I've purchased & used Leupold LRT & Sightron SIII LRD & LRMD scopes extensively, and in the process, sold off one of the SS16x42 scopes. However, the other one's still in the safe, ready to be installed on a RRA LAR-8 that I've been waiting on for quite some time now. While the SIII scopes are my favorites, I still appreciate the value that SWFA's SS scopes offer, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.