Generally, those shooting at 50 yards use rimfire calibers like the . 17 HMR and the . 22 LR for target shooting fun and fieldwork. Magnifications between 2x and 9x are enough to work within 100 yards and see holes on the paper.
Best zoom range for competition or target shooting
This is a 16x scope magnification at 100 yards. It’s hard to see in this picture, but if I look through the scope with my eye, it’s very easy to see the bullet impacts on the paper at that distance.
You can shoot 1,000 yards quite well with a 3-9×40 if it has good turrets and decent optical quality, so picking just one perfect magnification range for long-range shooting is difficult because everyone will have its own preferences.
The 50mm lens of the Sniper 4-16x50mm scope gives you zoom capabilities from 4x to 16x. This makes for a nice range of magnification, allowing you to shoot seriously up to 400 yards or further.
What does 6 24×50 mean on a scope? With those scope numbers, this is a variable power scope with 6x as the lowest magnification setting. The magnification range starts at 6x (equivalent to 6x what the naked eye can see) and can be adjusted up to 24x (equivalent to 24x what the naked eye can see).
The answer is quite simple, a 3x to 9x scope provides an additional level of magnification for every 100 feet, up to 300 yards (900 feet). For many years, 300 yards was roughly the limit of what most big game hunters considered an ethical shooting distance.
Many factors affect maximum firing range, including shooter skill, rifle skill, ammunition, and weather. However, given ideal conditions and marksmanship with the right rifle and loads, you can shoot up to 1,000 yards.
As for the importance of a 4-12X40 scope, it shows three things; The 4 is the minimum magnification of the scope, the 12 is the maximum and the 40mm is the size/diameter of the lens. With this scope you can see targets at distances 4 to 12 times the human vision.
The 4×32 scope has 4x magnification and a 32mm lens. This makes it ideal for applications between 10 and 300 yards. Some claim that it can be used for a distance of up to 400 meters and that is possible. However, you need better skills to use this scope at this range.
4-12x50EG Rifle Scope：
Magnification: 4X-12X. Lens diameter (mm/in): 50/1.97 Exit pupil diameter (mm/in): 12.5-4.2/0.49-0.17. Field of view, real (m/100 m ; ft/1000 yds): 9.7-3.3 ; 29.1-9.9.
This design provides the ability to use the scope for very long range shots – 200 – 300 yards and the holographic sight for short range shots – up to 100 yards. The laser is perfect for quick aiming up to 50-60 yards.
In a 3-9×40 scope, the 3 means three powers, or 3x. This means that the image you see through the scope appears three times (3x) closer than it does with the naked eye. The 9 means nine powers or nine times (9x) closer than it appears to the naked eye. The forty (40) is the diameter of the objective lens in millimeters.
A scope of this magnitude is the $90 Emarth 20-60X60. Its optical strengths are actually in the 20-40x range, but for getting 100 yards it’s perfect.
As a rule of thumb, you want to zoom in on the target so it appears 33 yards away, so a 10x scope is really designed for shooting 300 yards. A 12x is designed for shots at 400 yards.