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Can someone comment on Swarovski's Ballistic turret?

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Unread 01-13-2012, 02:18 AM
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Can someone comment on Swarovski's Ballistic turret?

I am days away from pulling the trigger on what I believe I have decided on the 3-18x44 Z5. I am trying to decide if the ballistic turret's cost, weight, and odd colors make it worth it for me to shoot a few times over 300 yards. Right now, I do not shoot over 300 yards, but does not mean I will never hunt where I can shoot over 300 yards.

This scope is going on a 257wby. Please someone with the BT give me some input.
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    Unread 01-14-2012, 03:08 PM
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    Re: Can someone comment on Swarovski's Ballistic turret?

    Nobody on this site has a Swarovski scope with the new ballistic turret? I am ready to order the scope but am just trying to decide if it is worth getting with the BT...

    If you have this scope please give me input...
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    Unread 01-14-2012, 04:30 PM
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    Re: Can someone comment on Swarovski's Ballistic turret?

    if you're not shooting over 300 yards very often, why would you mess with the turrets. get the balistic reticle, will work past 6-700 yards or more. faster and more reliable. to be honest i've never heard of anyone using the Swaro turrets on here. i think it's considered to be their achilies heel. i'm planning on getting their BRX reticle for my long range carry gun. will get me past 1k without turning the turrets.
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    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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    Re: Can someone comment on Swarovski's Ballistic turret?

    Its a swaro...........nuff said, will be awesome!
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    Re: Can someone comment on Swarovski's Ballistic turret?

    Ok, thanks for the help.
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    Unread 01-15-2012, 01:42 AM
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    Re: Can someone comment on Swarovski's Ballistic turret?

    I have one on a Kahles scope (made by Swarovski). It does everything they claim. The Kahles version has one more set-point than the Swarovski version otherwise they are identical.

    With a .257 Weatherby you have a cartridge meant for 500-600 yards (or more) on most game. The ballistic turret will allow you to set points for dead-on-holds at 4 ranges & then allow you to reset it if you ever change loads or elevation.

    There is perfect tracking on any Swarovski scope. That is not an issue.

    I would probably opt for the BRX reticle if you know your shots will be under 600 yards assuming you can find a BRX reticle.
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