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Old 02-08-2010, 08:13 PM
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Leatherwood uni-dial scope

Any one try the Leatherwood/Hi-Lux uni-dial scopes? settable flags on the elevation turent seem helpful in quick refrence points, what about optic clarity and repeatable zero?
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:00 AM
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Re: Leatherwood uni-dial scope

So I went and bought a Uni-Dial 4-16X50, I couldn't resist the temptation to see for myself what these scopes were like. For starters the 30mm tube and top angle focus make for a beefy looking optic, the reticule is nice with several elevation and windage refrence points. As for clarity it is very good edge to edge and with a Second Focal Plane reticule P.O.I. did not shift to any noticeable degree for a hunting optic. I shot at 4X, 8X, 12X, 16X refrencing same P.O.A. with rapid shots, all inside a dime at 100yards. Now the resettable elevation zero works great along with the zero set for windage, I shot the "box" and tracking was good with the last shot printing right next to the first shot (my error and a warm barrel threw the last shot ).

This is not a Bench Rest optic and once zeroed and flags are set for desired yardage it works excellent! I have not experienced any problems with a loss of zero and for field use it runs out great. Do some reading on SFP reticules and adjusting for clarity and you will love the No Math Mil - Dot system.

Just thought I would post some experience with a Leatherwood
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:55 PM
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Re: Leatherwood uni-dial scope

I'm an LEO and I am issued an AR15 and an 870 Remington shotgun along with an auto pistol. Last Tuesday night I was leaving my house to work a midnight shift and was carrying my AR15 to the patrol car that has a Leatherwood hi-lux CMR mounted on it. I was walking on the side walk headed to the patrol car when I looked up at the sky noticing how clear it was when I turned my ankle and went crashing down and there went my radio car keys, and I my AR15 crashing to the ground as the pain went shooting through my ankle. I fell on the AR15 and it had landed on its right side on the windage knob. I rolled off of it and got up and started limping around and taking inventory, it hurt like hell but I was thinking that if I walked it out it would be ok.it got better and I went straight to my AR, picked it up and thought that I have probably broken the scoep at least. I picked up the keys and raido and headed to the patrol car off I went. I know what you guys ar thinking is it still sighted in? Well I am the zone firearms instuctor so I wet straight to the range opened the gate and went to the 100 yard line stapled a target to the frame and went back and took the AR15 out of tha rack turned on the illuminate reticle. Yes I put the spot light on the target . I aimed at the chest of the B-27 police target and fired three shots and then went down range to see what the results were, when I got there I saw a cluster of three bullet holes exactly where I had aimed the scope zero had not changed from taking that shock of hitting the ground and clumsy me falling on it. this was great I thought. and I went back and fired thee more shots into the head of the target and checked them to find them dead center in the head where I had aimed. Yes I am very pleased with this scope and it looks like my fellow officers are very intrested as well.it took a beating and its still going.

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Old 03-05-2011, 03:20 PM
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Re: Leatherwood uni-dial scope

If you keep old copies of Shot Gun News check issue November, 10, 2010 there is quite a good wright up on the CMR, thats what drove me to buy one for my ar!
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:26 PM
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Re: Leaterwood CMR

I have read that article by David Fortier. My next project is putting a CMR on my Springfield Armory M1A.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:20 AM
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Re: Leatherwood uni-dial scope

Well its been a few days since my last post when I talked about my next project of mounting a Leatherwood CMR 1x4 tactical scope on my Springfield Armory M1A. Well today Was the day. As many of you know the CMR has a reticle that has aiming points from 100 to 900 meters, and is calibrated to 55grain and 62 grain 223. and 168 grain federal match ammunition which is what I fired today. First I installed Leatherwoods M14/M1A mount and steel rings then the CMR scope and zeroed the rifle at 100 meters. I then moved to a steel reactive target range. which had targets at 200,300,400,and 500 meters. I took a prone position using a bipod and using the 200 meter mark in the scope fired and the six diamiter target went down. I moved to the 300 meter indication on the reticle put it on the 300 meter target gave the trigger a straight slow pull to the rear and the target went down hard. 400,and 500 the same thing. I gave it a rest to let the barrel cool and repeted the drill. I was verry happy with the scopes performance,and as per my last post I know its durrable.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:39 AM
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Re: Leatherwood uni-dial scope

I am suprised at what little responce there is with shooters trying the Leatherwood optics. I have no complaints with the CMR or Uni-Dial I have tried.
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