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I need reticle and turret help, please.

 
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:10 PM
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I need reticle and turret help, please.

Hey guys,
I am wanting to order a VX-3 4.5-14x50 LR for my 7mm rem mag here pretty soon. I am probably going to stick with the finger click adjustments for this season and then order up some KI turrets next year or so.
I am trying to decide on what reticle to order with the scope. I was originally going to go with the B&C but am now thinking that it may be a waste of $$ if i'm going to eventually add on turrets that are matched to my specific bullet. Will Mil Dot or TMR work in conjunction with the KI turrets or is there a better way to go? Oh, and I'm hunting big game.

Thanks so much for helping this newb!
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:54 PM
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Re: I need reticle and turret help, please.

I was just in the same mode, and went with a "plain" multi-X reticle.
However, I purchased this model with target turrets from cameralandny as per the Classifieds here:

5214909920 4.5-14X50 CONQUEST #20 RET
Zeiss - Camera Land NY

I compared the Zeiss Conquest to the Leupold VX-3 at Gander Mountain this past weekend. The Zeiss is the winner and with the $250 discount for a "refurbished" model it was a no-brainer. The reticle is their "Z-Plex" which is the same as generic multi-X style (thinner in the middle).

And yes, I do own and like my Leupold with the LR reticle on my other rifle. But, for a longer range rifle this is the one for me.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:50 PM
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Re: I need reticle and turret help, please.

If I was a Leopold fan I think I would see GreyBull Presision, then you would have a true long range hunting scope. The reticule is made for long range hunting and gives you hold off's for windage and you can get better set up turrets.
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Re: I need reticle and turret help, please.

An Idea I have is using the B&C and the turrets. then you have a quick semi long range reticle if you have to take a quick shot and if you have time to turn turrets you can. Might be cool to have 2 options.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:57 PM
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Re: I need reticle and turret help, please.

Personally I like the TMR reticle with the M1 turrets.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:59 PM
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Re: I need reticle and turret help, please.

I have the vx3 6.5x20x50 LR
I sent it back to leupold and had the m1 turrets on it.
It has the varmit hunters reticle in it.
its dead on out to 600 and the turret has gotten me to shooting rock chucks at 100 yards.
this is real close to a m4 scope but has more moa travel in it.
After getting this set up and seeing the new cds dial all my leupold scopes will get pulled this winter and sent off to have that installed on them.
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Re: I need reticle and turret help, please.

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An Idea I have is using the B&C and the turrets. then you have a quick semi long range reticle if you have to take a quick shot and if you have time to turn turrets you can. Might be cool to have 2 options.
Yeah, that's exactly what my plan was up until today. Im wondering if i should just use the money that I would have used in upgrading the reticle and just put that towards the turrets. I wish I knew how accurate the "one size fits all" reticle will actually be. decisions decisions.
It would be nice to have a reticle that has the built in ranging ability just incase something goes wrong with the range finder (ie. dead batteries, broken, snow/fog storm)
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