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Old 11-06-2009, 11:20 AM
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Leupold B&C reticle

Has anyone used this type? If so do you like it or should I just use a mil dot?
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:33 PM
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Re: Leupold B&C reticle

I use one and really like it. It's set up on a 300 WM pack rifle. I find that the hash marks are good to 500 yards if I sight in for 200. It's not quite as accurate as dialing but only a couple inches off.
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:52 AM
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Re: Leupold B&C reticle

I have a Leupold vx-III 4.5 x 14 with the B&C reticle on a Ruger 270 Win. Like Moman says it's good out to 500 yards.

I live in Northeast Louisiana and when I've shot at a local range out to 500 yards it was on. If memory serves me correct I hit 2 inches high at 500 yards with a 200 yard zero. If you're not going to shoot further than 500 yards go with it. If you want to go past 500 yards dial the range.

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Old 11-08-2009, 09:22 PM
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Re: Leupold B&C reticle

I have the VH and it isn't nearly as versatile as the mil-dot or better yet the TMR.

The only good thing about it , to me, is the thin reticle for longer shots.

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Old 11-08-2009, 10:48 PM
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Re: Leupold B&C reticle

I have 2 both vx-3 4.5-14 40mm lens 30 mm tube BC. I have them on my 25-284 and 257 whby. Practiced before i went to co. and work very well. Do your home work first, chrono load then run it on a ballistic calculator. Remember the main intersection is 200 yards zero, next line bullet drop is around 7", next is 20", then 30", last is 41". Then compare where your load is dropping and match up close. With my rifles i actually gained yardage for example my 500 yard hash will work for 575 yards. My first time out shooting i was shooting at 430 yards with 400 yard hash and shooting 2" high. checking the table for my load the scope worked with in 1", not bad.
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:07 PM
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Re: Leupold B&C reticle

Don't go B&C the reticule is too thick. Get the Varmint Hunter if you are shooting a fast rifle. the reticules are fine. I shoot my 270 to 500 yards with no problem. If you know your actual MV you can figure the large and small triangle distances and get 9 dead on aiming points by moving the power selector. I LOVE MINE. I have 5.

Also, get target torrents and you can order a custom dial to shoot past your lowest reticule. The are 63 bucks and work great. You have to actually know your MV, not guess at it. But they are amazing. I have 4 of those and shoot to 800 with them on weekly basis.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:56 PM
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Re: Leupold B&C reticle

tell me about your custon dial. i can get around an extra 50 yards due to my vel. but im lost past 550.
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