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Huskemaw 5-20 LR Rifle Scope

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Unread 02-13-2009, 10:36 PM
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Re: Huskemaw 5-20 LR Rifle Scope

Len, I talked with one of the Best of the West guys the other day who was very friendly and helpful, and asked him if the BC reticle was the only option they had and he said, 'yes, it was the only one', which I assume requires the BC turret since the reticle has no elevation dots or hashes. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I agree that this system would be great if you could use it in variety of situations but if we for instance shoot a 210 gr VLD out of a 300 RUM @ 3000' elevation for antelope the bullet drops about 110" @ 800 yds and 205" @ 1000 yds. If we take that combo elk hunting @ 9000" the drops are 103" amd 188" at those distances, for differences of 7" and 17" at those distances and elevations. Those are both very likely senarios. For a lot of guys who aren't hunting in different elevations, I think this is a great system. Having a chart might help for different situations.

In my case, I might prefer one bullet for close to mid range shots and another bullet for LR shots. I think I would be out of luck here unless I swapped turrets in the field.

The question of angle shooting comes up also. Does the BC system compensate for angles?

Thanks, and a great site you have here Len,

Mark
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Re: Huskemaw 5-20 LR Rifle Scope

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Len, I talked with one of the Best of the West guys the other day who was very friendly and helpful, and asked him if the BC reticle was the only option they had and he said, 'yes, it was the only one', which I assume requires the BC turret since the reticle has no elevation dots or hashes. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I agree that this system would be great if you could use it in variety of situations but if we for instance shoot a 210 gr VLD out of a 300 RUM @ 3000' elevation for antelope the bullet drops about 110" @ 800 yds and 205" @ 1000 yds. If we take that combo elk hunting @ 9000" the drops are 103" amd 188" at those distances, for differences of 7" and 17" at those distances and elevations. Those are both very likely senarios. For a lot of guys who aren't hunting in different elevations, I think this is a great system. Having a chart might help for different situations.

In my case, I might prefer one bullet for close to mid range shots and another bullet for LR shots. I think I would be out of luck here unless I swapped turrets in the field.

The question of angle shooting comes up also. Does the BC system compensate for angles?

Thanks, and a great site you have here Len,

Mark
thats why they make different turrets.for situations just like that and if you dont like the price you can use tape.as far as i know their just like kenton industries.
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since the reticle has no elevation dots or hashes.
The scope comes with a cap that has the moa's on it. If you keep that one and don't send it in for the compensating one, you have moa's
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Re: Huskemaw 5-20 LR Rifle Scope

This responce may be way off track but......

Why don't you just apply the environmental variables and shooting angle to yards instead of MOA or what ever and go with that.

It seems to work for me. I rigged up a BDC turret with spreadsheet, paper and scotch tape and covered the MOA on the turret with it. Seems to work well and its easy to see where it is set at a glance.

Its been good on rocks to 1120 yds and lotsa places in between.

4k'dhorn was promoting this idea a couple of years ago. where'd he go anyway?
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The scope comes with a cap that has the moa's on it. If you keep that one and don't send it in for the compensating one, you have moa's
Hmmm... why not have both?
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Re: Huskemaw 5-20 LR Rifle Scope

I read your post wrong. You said reticle, I was focusing on turret. Sorry.
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Re: Huskemaw 5-20 LR Rifle Scope

Roy, I was thinking along the same lines about adjusting yardage to compensate fr differences in drop. But then it gets more complicated with angle shooting. Just the other day I was up on a hillside and spot a heard of deer about a 1000+ yds away and about a 1000' below us. You're looking at about a 30" differnce in drop on a shot like that.

I also plan to test a lot of different bullets from my rifle. So for me, the old 1/4 MOA clcik is the way to go.

Not trying to knock their product. Like I said, for some it's a great system. I think they would do well to offer both styles.
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