Magnification: Fixed vs Variable

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What's the difference bettwen a fixed-power and variable magification scope.

Magnification: Fixed vs Variable

Scopemakers, like Bushnell, offer variable magnification scopes and fixed power scopes. Variable magnification scopes have an advantage over fixed power scopes in that they allow you to adjust your magnification according to the situation.

If you know your parameters, fixed-power scopes may be the better choice. Fixed power scopes are generally considered to be more rugged because they have fewer moving parts.

   

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