[quote=Big Sky;171793]Hey guy's I have pretty much everything I need to seriously pursue long range hunting. I have this super accurate custom built .257 Weatherby/Ruger. It shoots itty bitty groups that come smoking out of the barrel @ over 3700 fps. I have all the reloading equipment, a fine tuned rifle, good friends to help coach me along. What I don't have is a scope matches this rifle's potential and what I want to do in the field. I've looked at Leupold's Tactical and Long Range scopes, NXS, and Nikon Tacticals. I'm sure any of them are better than what I have. I'm also torn between dialing in the range or using one of the various bullet compensating crosshairs on the market. So I'm turning to you experts. What glass would you put on this rifle in order to consistantly make clean kills between 400 to 700 yards? Right now I feel like the 4-12 Leupold is like hubcaps on a Mercedes. I need a better match up.
I have both a Mark 4 6.5-20 and a 8.5-25 and both have Darrell Holland's ART Reticle. I like having the option of both dialing or reticle use and with ART I have 1.5 MOA increments all the way out to 24 MOA vertically and then the way the tics or dots are I have both 1/4 MOA and 2 MOA for wind doping. The 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, and 21 MOA can actually be seen when looking through the scope since it is an etched glass reticle.
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One thing about about reticle use is getting confused about which tic to use. I used to keep recounting which takes precious time in the field. The ART system solves that.