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Re: Why 8x56for moonlight hunting?

22 Apr 2014
@ 04:23 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Thanks for taking the time to post the math in the new thread Danny. It has been a very long time since I looked into this.

If we have a full moon, I can use either the Sightron SII 6.5-20x50 or SIII 6-24x50 out to just over 300 yards when both are set on 6 or 6.5 power. Nevertheless, I find this somewhat pointless as the moon is only full and high at certain times and I do not plan a hunt based on the full moon. If anything, I prefer to hunt nearer the new moon. The Sightrons give me around 5 to 10 minutes hunting after dusk during a new moon out to a range of again, around 300 yards. But even then, I tend to use my binos as much as possible, then switch to the scope if I have found something.

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