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Old 08-27-2005, 06:31 PM
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Re: Hunting Scope

Jimmy, The TDS real deal. It is not a perfect world, but if you use the chart that comes with the scope and sight-in properly, you can use the TDS accurately for big game hunting out to 600 yds with confidence. The 10mph wind correction is also real nice. Go to Swarovski website and read about the TDS reticle. Works better than Burris'ballistic plex(has errors in spacing) and just as good as mildots with better user friendly traits. Hard to beat the Swarovski scopes. If you want smaller and lighter weight, the AV 3X9X32 is being offered with the TDS reticle for the first time this year. Not many around yet, but i've talked to the Factory and confirmed that they are out. I personally like the 3X9. Fits lower to the barrel, lighter weight, and still plenty of power. Swarovski warranty is litetime, and I've had excellent turn around time and changes that I ordered prior to the TDS coming out. Good luck.
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Old 08-27-2005, 10:06 PM
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Re: Hunting Scope

Hey Wapiti-- what kind of errors have u noticed on the Ball. Plex spacing?? I've seen differences between the advertised x-hair to the 3 plex post tips, but have not had any problems with the ballistic reticle portion-- but then again i've only measured 1.
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:52 AM
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Re: Hunting Scope

sscoyote, Main error on the Burris Ballistic plex is fortunately at their first distance. Their correction from 200 zero sight-in main crosshair is off for their first stadia at 300 yds. Your impact will be low since there is not enough elevation built in. Their other distances are pretty close, but need to be verified at distance (true with all the correction plex type reticles).
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:37 PM
 
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Re: Hunting Scope

If you are gonna pick one scope and only one scope...
1. Taking into consideration this is a lrh board
2. You need to cover every hunting situaion
3. You need to cover every lighting option
4. you need to cover every weather situation

the answer

S&B 4-12 PMII lit ret.

can't think of a situation it can't handle to 800+
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:00 PM
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Re: Hunting Scope

Ric, Remember that most of the members of the forum view 600 yds or less LR hunting. Only with a special rifle and proper training can a few folks stretch out to really LR hunting. Most folks are pushed to go beyond 500 yds. Just a thought.
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Old 08-29-2005, 07:03 AM
 
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Re: Hunting Scope

I hear what you are saying...good point.

scope recommendation still doesn't change. The military thinks so as well ;-)
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Old 08-29-2005, 11:48 AM
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Re: Hunting Scope

For Big Game hunting, the TDS reticle works very well. However if you get into target shooting then you will have to do a bit more estimating for holdoff. I have the the 4-12x50 with the TDS 4 reticle.
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