Originally Posted by COBrad
Wander over to Darrel Hollands site, hollandguns.com and take a look at his ART reticle. It is offered in several different scopes. Similar to the Nightforce R1 and R2 in MOA, or can be had in the MIL system as well. My favorite long range target is rock chucks, so a fine reticle, high resolution, and accurate clicks are a requirement. For years I have used Zeiss Conquest and IOR Valdada scopes with good success. Recently I have sold my Zeiss scopes and bought a 4-14 S&B PMII with this reticle. The goal this year is to break 1K yards on these little critters, so it seems time to step up to proper long range equipment. How does that saying go... buy the best and cry once. I have never had any problem in the past shooting elk with the same rifles I have used to bust whistle pigs waaay out there, so I have been content with varmint type scopes instead of tactical mil dot stuff.
Seems like the longest Varmit fixed type reticle I have seen goes out to 1000 yards with 5, 10 , 15 mph wind offset. I guess I dont want to be limited to 1000.
Im now leaning toward a NF..but i dont know yet. what is the most popular model, 5.5-22x50 or 56... is 22 power enough for 1500 yards , which retical are most of you guyss in the NF world settling on. If I seem like a follower...your right...I like to see what the guys who have been there done that spent the money and sorted things out like to go with ....That just seems smart to me and gives me a place to start.
So thanks for the info in advance! I really feel I bought the right gun and cartridge combo, now to match it with the best scope option and be done with it !