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Old 12-06-2008, 11:47 PM
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LR or Dots

I have a 300wsm and a 30-06. I want to have more confidence with shots to 600yds while hunting. I plan to practice alot but will always get closer if I can. Still to have the option would be nice.

In the leupold scopes which would be better to accomplish this.

The LR reticle or Dots??
Can someone explain how these work?

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Old 12-07-2008, 01:21 AM
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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.

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Old 12-07-2008, 02:47 AM
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Re: LR or Dots

either are ok... but my pick is the lepould TMR. More detailed than the dots and more useful once you learn how to use it. It can get a little complex but lepould has a "how to" manuel on their site. definately worth a look. Plenty of guys can chime in and tell you in detail how the mils work if you decide thats the way to go.

good luck.
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:02 AM
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Re: LR or Dots

i owned both, mil and lines.
the reticle with lines are more easy to aim, and your field of view is bigger than with mildot.

i like mp-r8, and np-r1 reticles.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:09 AM
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Re: LR or Dots

check out the shephard scopes
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:01 PM
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Re: LR or Dots

I have access to a chrony. Currently own several VX-I's which I think don't come with dots. Just the LR retical. I can sell them both and swing for the VX-II. It the VX-II honestly worth another $100??

Never purched used optics on line before. But I see VX-II's for $230 quite often. I could also go that route?
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:03 PM
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Re: LR or Dots

Ernie, You refer to "we" several times??

Thanks for your info and reply
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