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Old 01-02-2011, 07:55 PM
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Re: Mildot rifle scopes for TAC or other fast crossbow apps.

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All you need to know is the drop in inches at 500 yards when your cartridge is sighted in for 100 yards. Burris provides this ‘drop number’ for more than 600 commercial cartridges. With your drop number established, you decide if you prefer a sight-in at either 100 or 200 yards (or meters)
This is from Burris website. I wonder if it will work for such a non-flat trajectory at such close ranges.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:51 PM
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Re: Mildot rifle scopes for TAC or other fast crossbow apps.

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I just got the Tac 15i for X-mas (Package deal here with the Accudot Mil-Dot scope)

I found that using the mil-dots are OK, but would be difficult in a hunting situation. I like a simple setup and if you change a power setting your mil-dots would be off. So if you are playing with the power while viewing a deer but do not set it back to the power you sighted at then the mil-dots will not be correct. The only consistant mark is the crosshairs during the whole power range.

With that I mean the mil-dots are only at one power setting. So if you sight in at 12 power then switch to 4 power your dots are way off.

I am thinking about switching to the HHA speed-dial or the Burris scope mentioned.

WildWillie
Not if it is a front focal plane scope. I have a cheap Simmons Aetec scope that might be good for this application. Not mil-dot but hash marks.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:21 PM
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Re: Mildot rifle scopes for TAC or other fast crossbow apps.

Kobra -

You are correct, unfortunatly this scope is not. I have a Swarovski(?) with the TDS recticle that does have it in the front focal plane. With it as you adjust the zoom the recticle size changes.

I had to replace the 1st scope I got as the illumination died on the 1st scope. PSE sent me another scope that I got the illumination working, but the batter placement is very finicky with the scope(Probably why the 1st one failed). Anyhow I purchased the HHA crossbow dial for this setup and will see how it goes when spring arrives.
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:51 PM
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Re: Mildot rifle scopes for TAC or other fast crossbow apps.

Another option is the Hawke XB30. It only is rated to 360 but if you start out with the first crosshair at 30 yards instead of 20, you can make it work. Another option is to go to a camera shop and get a 2x lens for the front end of the scope and it changes the speed settings on the scope. You would have to shoot different distances to get the yardages figured out, but it would work for faster than 360 fps bows such as the TAC.
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:43 PM
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Excaliber makes one

that is pretty cool. You sight it in at 20 yds and it has the mil's for 30, 40, 50 yds.
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:48 PM
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Re: Mildot rifle scopes for TAC or other fast crossbow apps.

Actually crosshairs. Lighted in either green or red, whichever you prefer.
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