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Old 10-17-2013, 06:27 AM
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PSE scope on the Elite

Good morning from "Old Dominion". I am just wondering if everyone is experiencing the same yardages or zeros with there scopes. For instance my first crosshair is zeroed at 20yds , the second crosshair is at 40yds, the third is 60yds. Input from you guys as to what yall are experiencing with your "zeros" is well appreciated. I'm not sure if I should have started a new thread for this question, but it did not seem to fit anywhere else I could find. Thanks
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:51 PM
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Re: PSE scope on the Elite

I mainly shoot benchrest. My scopes cost more than the TAC Elite package and are worth every penny.

So, having put my biases on the table, I wasn't satisfied with the PSE scope.

I put on a Leupold VX-R 3x9 on using an HHA Optimizer.

That Optimizer is a great tool to get the most out of a TAC. It is the best answer to your requirement.

Good scope + HHA Optimizer + laser range finder = happiness
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:33 PM
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Re: PSE scope on the Elite

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I mainly shoot benchrest. My scopes cost more than the TAC Elite package and are worth every penny.

So, having put my biases on the table, I wasn't satisfied with the PSE scope.

I put on a Leupold VX-R 3x9 on using an HHA Optimizer.

That Optimizer is a great tool to get the most out of a TAC. It is the best answer to your requirement.

Good scope + HHA Optimizer + laser range finder = happiness
Thanks a bunch! I'm not complaining about the stock equipment, just wondering what everyone else is coming up with, but I will definitely be upping the performance level
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:14 AM
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Re: PSE scope on the Elite

The Hawke 2-7x32 that came on mine has a mil-dot reticle.
When set on 4X and zeroed for 20 yards the first dot down is 30 yards, and the second dot down is 40 yards. I've never shot a live deer past that. I sometimes use the mil dots and sometimes use the Speed Dial when hunting.

At the Range at long range (over 40 yds) I use the HHA Speed Dial and simply shoot the crosshair.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:57 AM
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Re: PSE scope on the Elite

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The Hawke 2-7x32 that came on mine has a mil-dot reticle.
When set on 4X and zeroed for 20 yards the first dot down is 30 yards, and the second dot down is 40 yards. I've never shot a live deer past that. I sometimes use the mil dots and sometimes use the Speed Dial when hunting.

At the Range at long range (over 40 yds) I use the HHA Speed Dial and simply shoot the crosshair.
Ah, the downside of using dots on the reticle on a variable with the reticle not in the first focal plane.

Truly, I've never found it to be a terrible problem.

I *am* still working on my system for using the Optimizer when hunting.
1. Set it for 20?
2. Set it for the longest clear shot.
3. Force myself to set the distance before the shot no matter what.

My current thought is combining 1 and 3.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:15 AM
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Re: PSE scope on the Elite

Not having a FFP reticle has not hung me up all that much.
4X is a good scope setting from 20-40 yards.
Things change fast inside 40, and gap shooting the mil-dots with manual range estimation seems to shorten the kill chain to an acceptible amount of time.
Beyond 40 yards its ok too, but 7X is usually where I set it, range the target, and then set the speed dial.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:58 AM
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Re: PSE scope on the Elite

The speed and the increased danger of getting busted is why I'm thinking about setting things at 20 and going out from there.

It might be that I can use the picket of my duplex as a 30. We'll see.

I'm thinking about a 2-7 or maybe even using a secondary reflex optic the way you see on some of the ARs. I would use a laser for that, but it is agin' the law in Ohio.
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