Re: LR or Dots
I would choose lines/dashes over dots myself.
I feel I can be more critical with a line.
I do not have the subtension (distance between the dashes) of the LR reticle, but could get it if you are interested.
The varmint hunter reticle would also work good in this area.
I guess before I go any further, which Leupold optic(s) are you considering?
Once you zero your rig, say at 200 yards, know what your muzzle velocity, ballistic coefficient of your bullet, and the approx elev & temp we put that data into a ballistic software program like Exbal or Sierra's (there is a number of good ones out there), and we will have a fairly accurate drop chart for your gun in those conditions.
Then once we know what the subtension of the Leupold LR Reticle is, you will know what each dash will zero at (there is two of them) and hten we can also determine how far (subtension) the 2nd dash is from the plex/reticle juncture-Which results in another aiming point.
Then you go out and see if the drop chart matches your actual results by shooting at those distances.
This may sound confusing, but it is easier than it sounds.
Do you have access to a Chronograph?
A VX-3 4.5-14 with the Varmint Hunter Reticle would be nice and would get you to the distances you want to practice at.
Last edited by Ernie; 12-07-2008 at 01:25 AM..