General rule of thumb on scope objectives. Larger # will give you more zoom (magnify the target more), but will cut down on the field of view (the width of the area you can see). It is a matter of personal preference and style of hunting you like. For some hunters who like to stay in the woods, a 50 is too much and picks up distracting objects like branches between them and the deer too much. Best bet is go to a nearby pro shop and look through both and shoot with both if an option.http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/s...
Talk about your hunting spots with the shop pro and pick the best. The 3-9 x 40 is a great all purpose size for deer hunting and very popular.
answered 6 years, 7 months ago
- Springfield, MO