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Best Hunting Scope under $2000

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Unread 06-13-2013, 09:32 PM
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Re: Best Hunting Scope under $2000

I bought a Leupold VX6 3x18 44 mm lens with Boone and crocket reticle, illuminated and CDS turret.. Its mounted on my 26" barrel Kimber .300 WM. I use it for long range and a saddle scabbard rifle. I shoot the 185 grain Berger or the 165 TTSX Barnes mostly. Both hit at the same POI with the same turret. But if they didn't the turret has zero stops and 1/4 MOA adjustments. Can you imagine that? Love the scope. Opticplanet has great buys. Check them out.

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    Unread 06-13-2013, 11:38 PM
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    Now I am leaning towards the one without the ballistic turrets and going with the BRH reticle for faster shooting. With deer crossing lanes, I won't always have time to dial, so I the BRH reticle might be the better option.
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    Unread 06-14-2013, 02:12 AM
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    That's why I got the brh, the speed at which I can make a shot without turning a knob. I have consistently shot it out to 800 on my 338 win mag (without the lenses falling out) You just have to shoot it enough to know what distances are what in the reticle. Your yardages will differ depending on what power you are on.
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    Unread 06-14-2013, 06:31 AM
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    Or you can use Swarovski's Ballistic Program that gives you your dope for each elevatoin point. Its supposed to be accurate which could save you some ammo but I plan on at least verifying it.
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    Unread 06-14-2013, 07:56 AM
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    Its not that accurate I tried it. I shoot barnes 210 ttsx they dont hsve a factory load table for it you input it yourself. It also changes depending which power your on cause its second focal plane.
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    Unread 06-14-2013, 11:28 AM
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    Thanks Chopit, I forgot about it changing as you adjust your power. I still think it is the better option for me. Isn't the BRH reticle in Mils? If so, could you use "9" since its half of full power on the 3.5-18x44 and use half of your mil dope when light doesn't allow for the hunter to use max power? Not sure how that would work using the reticle when max power isn't possible. Could someone explain that to me please?
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    Unread 06-14-2013, 12:27 PM
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    Re: Best Hunting Scope under $2000

    For long-term optics, don't rule out the Nightforce NXS scopes.

    The Zeiss, Swaro, or S&B will be a good choice, no matter which direction you go.

    I know that doesn't help much, but I think you really can't go wrong with any of them.
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