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Old 07-04-2005, 05:29 PM
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Re: burris balistic-plex vs Leupold Varmint Recticle

Its about $200 in a new scope purchased from Premier, $240 retro-fitted. Its one of the options I am thinking about changing to. On the other hand, Horus will put one of theirs in a 6.5-20 Leupold for a mere $500.

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Old 07-04-2005, 08:24 PM
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Re: burris balistic-plex vs Leupold Varmint Recticle

I had the Leupold Varmint reticle retrofitted into an older 6.5x20. Cost was $149 + S&H. I mounted the scope on a custom 7STW rifle.

I sighted the 160gr Accubond load to be dead on @ 200yds and then moved over to the 500yd range. I fired 3 rounds at 500yds and was hoping that they were somewhere on the small target. A quick trip down range revealed a 3" group that was a mere 1" high of point of aim with the 500yd crosshair. I'm impressed.

Naturally, the 10mph & 20mph windage dots are highly dependant on bullet velocity and BC. I called Leupold and gave them my exact velocity and reported BC for the Accubond and they told me that the dots will represent 18mph & 36mph with my load.

So far I like the new reticle. It will be going to Wyoming in a couple of months. We'll see how it works afield.
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Old 07-05-2005, 05:52 PM
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Re: burris balistic-plex vs Leupold Varmint Recticle

I didn't realize Horus would put 1 into a Leupold-- nice to know-- thks. My VH reticle is in a 4.5-14X VX III LR with target elevation turret, and it works well on my Savage Striker243 WSSM. The Speer 100 BTSP @ 2850 190 yd. zero gave the following trajectory/10 mph windage --
1st stadia = 280--- w= .5 1st stadia
1.5 = 325--- .7 1st stadia
2 = 365--- .5 2nd stadia
2.5 = 430--- .6 2nd stadia
3 = 475--- .5 3rd stadia
3.5 = 510--- .6 3rd stadia
4 = 550--- .6 3rd stadia

comeups with lower post (550 yds.) as a zero beyond that with 3rd windage stadia as a 10 mph reference. Even to 1000 yds. the windage reference didn't exceed 1.5 of "10 mph" 3rd stadia.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:07 PM
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Re: burris balistic-plex vs Leupold Varmint Recticle

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Which of these reticles is better in the opinion of the esteemed member here?? Which is easier to use in the field?? Targets will be primarily prairie dogs at 300-500 yards??

I have to agree with some of the other posts. The VH reticle is really tough to beat. I have used a buddy's a couple of times for some target stuff and love it. Thinking about getting one myself. I found a good deal (I think)
on a 4.5-15x50
HERE

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Old 07-08-2005, 03:47 AM
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Re: burris balistic-plex vs Leupold Varmint Recticle

I've never used the Burris, but I have been playing with the VHR lately. So far, I like it:



Unfortunately when I thought to take a pic the mirages were pretty bad so that's the best I got. The target is at 205 yds and the scope is cranked down to about 8X or so.

I don't know about P-dogs, but I've found it pretty easy to match a couple different loads to each line on a "round number" when you consider +/- 1" or so is nothing to worry about for deer or elk. I also have had fun "holding into the wind" instead of clicking. Of course the marks won't be a perfect 10 for heavy high BC bullets (around 20-22 MPH depending upon the load) but the point is for a given load they're consistant. With a little practice one can do pretty well.

Ultimately I don't think they're going to be as precise as clicking, especially at really long ranges. But I think they will work quite well for bigger targets out to 5-600 yds or so.
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Old 07-09-2005, 05:22 PM
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Re: burris balistic-plex vs Leupold Varmint Recticle

I just had the Leupold TMR reticule fitted to my VXIII 4.5-14-50 ane I find it great so far.

It is their generation 2 mildot with hash marks rather than mildots and goes to one mildot icrements.

I'd have a look at that to. I was thinking of getting a nightforce to go with a new rifle but the combination of the wirht and the fact a I really like this reticule is makeing me think again
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Old 07-09-2005, 08:23 PM
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Re: burris balistic-plex vs Leupold Varmint Recticle

Hey Jon-- i was thinking of putting a new reticle in my 4.5-14X on my Striker. Until recently the TMR was my favorite too with the .5 mil reference stadia, then i saw the latest Premier reticle somebody posted here or Snipershide-- i can't remember which-- i'll have to look it up-- looks like a miniature Horus-- down to about 10 mil or so below the horizontal axis-- i think. Man that's an impressive system-- i do like ballistic reticles with windage along the same plane as elevation. A lot of guys think they're "too busy", but when i need fast ACCURACY downrange-- i'll take busy (when i can afford it, that is) if it helps me hit what i'm attempting to aim at. My order of favorite reticles would be that Premier, then TMR, then Burris Ball. Mil-dot, i think.

OK here it is-- http://www.premierreticles.com/index...674&main=1

240 bucks or so to install tho.
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