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Old 10-19-2012, 04:12 PM
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I found love with Leica scopes

For the life of me I have yet to figure out why Leica is not more popular (expense maybe). I just received my rifle scope (dangit, now I have to buy 4 more). Damn thing is sweet.

Got the Leica ER 3.5-14-42. Reticle is IBS G7 Reticle:



Not only is it lightweight, the glass is so clear and bright and color transmission is the best I've seen. Comes with an elevation turret you can dial in.

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I put this on my 6.5x284. Now if Leica would just bump up to offering a 4x18x50 they'd be in serious business.
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Re: I found love with Leica scopes

I was just seeing those the other day. Wish I'd have taken some more time to look closer.

So, if I'm understanding you correctly, the low pro elevation dial is interchangable with a micrometer style turret?
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Re: I found love with Leica scopes

When they come out with tactical turrets I will give them another look quality is there no worries. Good to here a review
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I was just seeing those the other day. Wish I'd have taken some more time to look closer.

So, if I'm understanding you correctly, the low pro elevation dial is interchangable with a micrometer style turret?
The ele turret is not only low profile but dials just like a NF but less stiff. I don't have the best vision so I need good glass. I broke down and spent some $$ on this one and now I need 4 more. The Leupolds have got to go.

Was told Zeiss and Leica glass are made in same factory but like steel for barrels, each company sets their own chemistry requirements to go into the glass make-up itself.

The Leica is by far the best glass I've ever looked through in low light. Simply amazing. Regular price is $2100 or so but I picked mine up for $1500
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From the website: Leica Camera AG - Sport Optics - Reticles

The LEICA ER 3.5-14x42 is available with ASV elevation turret it adjusts the point of impact of the bullet to different distances at the turn of the turret knob. Available Reticles: German #1, German 4A, LeicaPlex, Leica Ballistik Plex and Leica CDD. All reticles are the second image plane (American Style).

Leica IBS G7 Reticle

The ballistics experts at G7 have teamed up with the optical experts at Leica to develop the Integrated Ballistic System (IBS) reticle. This multi-purpose reticle allows the shooter the advantages of using the ballistic drop reticle or using the center aiming point in conjunction with a custom ballistic turret that has been calibrated in yards. The hold over aiming points give the shooter aim points out to approximately 500 yards depending the on cartridge and bullet used. The reticle has windage hash marks that assist the shooter in compensating for the wind.

The IBS Ballistic Calculator powered by G7 allows the shooter to calculate and print out the distance for each hold over dot or hash mark for his or her rifle and cartridge. The ballistic information of the shooters cartridge is entered into the calculator, or factory cartridge specifications are selected, and allows the user to print a field-carry hold over chart for that specific load.

A custom ballistic turret may be ordered from G7 which allows the shooter to adjust the vertical turret to match the distance to the target, then hold right on to complete the shot. See the downloadable form for ordering your custom turret from G7.

The Leica ER riflescope when equipped with the IBS G7 reticle gives the rifleman or woman the ultimate in long range performance whether using a bullet drop compensating turret or reticle.

Leica/G7 ballistics calculator: G7 Flash Ballistics
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From the website: Leica Camera AG - Sport Optics - Reticles

The LEICA ER 3.5-14x42 is available with ASV elevation turret – it adjusts the point of impact of the bullet to different distances at the turn of the turret knob. Available Reticles: German #1, German 4A, LeicaPlex, Leica Ballistik Plex and Leica CDD. All reticles are the second image plane (American Style).

Leica IBS G7 Reticle

The ballistics experts at G7 have teamed up with the optical experts at Leica to develop the Integrated Ballistic System (IBS) reticle. This multi-purpose reticle allows the shooter the advantages of using the ballistic drop reticle or using the center aiming point in conjunction with a custom ballistic turret that has been calibrated in yards. The hold over aiming points give the shooter aim points out to approximately 500 yards depending the on cartridge and bullet used. The reticle has windage hash marks that assist the shooter in compensating for the wind.

The IBS Ballistic Calculator powered by G7 allows the shooter to calculate and print out the distance for each hold over dot or hash mark for his or her rifle and cartridge. The ballistic information of the shooters cartridge is entered into the calculator, or factory cartridge specifications are selected, and allows the user to print a field-carry hold over chart for that specific load.

A custom ballistic turret may be ordered from G7 which allows the shooter to adjust the vertical turret to match the distance to the target, then hold right on to complete the shot. See the downloadable form for ordering your custom turret from G7.

The Leica ER riflescope when equipped with the IBS G7 reticle gives the rifleman or woman the ultimate in long range performance whether using a bullet drop compensating turret or reticle.

Leica/G7 ballistics calculator: G7 Flash Ballistics
Kinda thought that resembled the Huskemaw. Biggest complaint I have about the Huskemaws is that there isn't any hold-over marks on the reticle. Elevation adjustment has to be dialed. I believe Aaron went from Huskemaw to G7.? Is so, it appears that this scope is kinda designed around the Huskemaw system but with a better reticle and low profile adjustments.......??
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