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# New Vortex HD tactical scope or a Leupold Mark 4 LRT?

#8
04-26-2013, 03:47 PM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Alabama Posts: 3,450
Re: New Vortex HD tactical scope or a Leupold Mark 4 LRT?

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 Originally Posted by muleywannabe are they easy to use? I am really new at this long range stuff.
Easy as pie, if you get the MOAR reticle. Yardage judging is simple with the MOAR reticle....If you know about how tall an object is in inches, look at it through your scope and see how many mil-hashes it fits inbetween in height. Divide your items known height (inches), by the number of hash marks it fits inbetween, then multiply by 100, and you have your approximate yardage to dial up.

For example, say the vertical width of a whitetail's back is 16" in hight (average) from top to bottom... And in your scope it fits inside of 4 hashes.

16/4 = 4
4 x 100 = 400

Your approximate distance to your target is 400 yards. So, dial up the number of clicks your ballistics chart tells you to, from your zero'd yardage.

Simple.
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#9
04-26-2013, 04:00 PM
 Bronze Member Join Date: Apr 2013 Location: Oregon Posts: 52
Re: New Vortex HD tactical scope or a Leupold Mark 4 LRT?

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 Originally Posted by MudRunner2005 Easy as pie, if you get the MOAR reticle. Yardage judging is simple with the MOAR reticle....If you know about how tall an object is in inches, look at it through your scope and see how many mil-hashes it fits inbetween in height. Divide your items known height (inches), by the number of hash marks it fits inbetween, then multiply by 100, and you have your approximate yardage to dial up. For example, say the vertical width of a whitetail's back is 16" in hight (average) from top to bottom... And in your scope it fits inside of 4 hashes. 16/4 = 4 4 x 100 = 400 Your approximate distance to your target is 400 yards. So, dial up the number of clicks your ballistics chart tells you to, from your zero'd yardage. Simple.
My NF has the NP-R1 reticle and I love it not as busy as the MOAR not trying to say that it is a bad reticle just giving my 2 cents hopefully it helps, I am fairly new to owning NF but I have shot alot of my buddies and they also seem to like the NP-R1 or NP-2DD, which I don't think they even offer anymore.
#10
04-26-2013, 04:09 PM
 Bronze Member Join Date: Apr 2013 Location: Oregon Posts: 52
Re: New Vortex HD tactical scope or a Leupold Mark 4 LRT?

If you do get a NF just look through all the scopes with different reticles you will find the one you like.
#11
04-26-2013, 05:13 PM
 Junior Member Join Date: Apr 2013 Posts: 9
Re: New Vortex HD tactical scope or a Leupold Mark 4 LRT?

yes, exactly! right on!
#12
04-26-2013, 06:51 PM
 Silver Member Join Date: Jan 2011 Location: Colorado Posts: 108
Re: New Vortex HD tactical scope or a Leupold Mark 4 LRT?

I have leupold and love it. Found an awesome deal on the vx3 6.5x20 LR. Clear and the adjustments are spot on. For under a grand I can't see it to jump up another 800-1000 bucks. Just can't justify it. I've also heard only good things on vortex. Just MHO
#13
04-27-2013, 12:33 AM
 Bronze Member Join Date: Apr 2013 Location: Oregon Posts: 52
Re: New Vortex HD tactical scope or a Leupold Mark 4 LRT?

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 Originally Posted by chad44 I have leupold and love it. Found an awesome deal on the vx3 6.5x20 LR. Clear and the adjustments are spot on. For under a grand I can't see it to jump up another 800-1000 bucks. Just can't justify it. I've also heard only good things on vortex. Just MHO
Yup those VX-3's are nice but he is already looking at 1400-1800 dollar scopes, he might as well get a NF in my opinion.
#14
04-27-2013, 08:07 AM
 Silver Member Join Date: Jan 2011 Location: Colorado Posts: 108
Re: New Vortex HD tactical scope or a Leupold Mark 4 LRT?

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 Originally Posted by Ethan21 Yup those VX-3's are nice but he is already looking at 1400-1800 dollar scopes, he might as well get a NF in my opinion.
I agree. When I purchased the vx3 I was debating between a mark4 and couldn't find any significant differences between the 2 scopes. The mark 4 has a "beefer" tube and the m1 knobs. The glass is the same. I like the target turrets over the m1 because they are covered. Not worth spending the extra money for the same glass IMHO.

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