Re: Can someone comment on Swarovski's Ballistic turret?
I dont personally have one. But it seems to me that it is a simplified version of the Huskemaw system, and we wouldn't have to send the data off and wait to get the turret built. It can be set up for that rifle/load right there on the range.
I don't know anything about Swarovskis' tracking and turret repeatability/accuracy, but if it's on par with their optics; I wouldn't be afraid to buy one. It is a light weight scope that would fit well on a sporting weight rifle.
On the other hand, a 257 weatherby is a flat shooting gun that doesn't require any dialing or special reticle to shoot big game out to 400 yds. I've done it with my 25-06 many times and the weatherby is even better. A downside to the scope is that it's not available with a hold over or hash style reticle, so we'd be stuck with using the dial (huskemaw is the same, we have to dial for elevation on stuff beyond 400 yds).
Personally, if I am going to spend $1500+ on a scope; I want it to have some sort of hash/holdover/ranging reticle and good turrets, but getting all that in a lightweight scope has proven kinda tough to do.
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