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Old 12-13-2011, 12:49 AM
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Leupold Mark 4

I am still looking for a scope for my Savage in 6.5 Creedmoor. This will be my first try at longer ranges with a tactical style scope. I am looking at the Viper PST, Sightron and also the Leupolds. Was wondering what the difference is between the ER/T and the LR/T? I am looking at the 6.5-20x50. I think I want the TMR reticle and MOA adjustments. Then again I would not know the difference between MOA and MIL
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Re: Leupold Mark 4

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The LRT is the more common variety in use, and it's a good long range scope.
The TMR is a very precise reticle, I like mine.

Some people want the adjustments to be the same as the reticle, meaning that if you got the TMR reticle you'd also want to get the 1/10 mil adjustments.

Realistically, that only matters if you are ranging with the reticle and/or calling shots and corrections via the reticle. It's a speed and convience thing, not absolutely necessary to have them match.

I personally prefer MOA reticle with MOA adjustments if I have the choice.

If the ER/T model is FFP, then it will be more expensive, but you wont have to use the scope on a certain power for the spacing to be as advertised.
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Was wondering what the difference is between the ER/T and the LR/T?
The main difference is the ER/T scopes are front focal.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:26 AM
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The ERT is designed to also shoot very close per say, because it will focus out the parallax at very close distances.

The LRT is the more common variety in use, and it's a good long range scope.
The TMR is a very precise reticle, I like mine.

Some people want the adjustments to be the same as the reticle, meaning that if you got the TMR reticle you'd also want to get the 1/10 mil adjustments.

Realistically, that only matters if you are ranging with the reticle and/or calling shots and corrections via the reticle. It's a speed and convience thing, not absolutely necessary to have them match.

I personally prefer MOA reticle with MOA adjustments if I have the choice.
Which scope do you have? Do they make an MOA reticle for the Mark 4?
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:42 AM
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Re: Leupold Mark 4

whatever scope you choose, i would do matching adjustments and reticle. mil/mil or moa/moa, it's easier to have matching adjustments. i shoot a viper 4-16 pst with mil/mil, out of the listed scopes that would be my first choice for an entry level tactical scope. you might want to look at nightforce as well if you want an moa/moa scope, not only that, but they are tough as nails and optically would compare favorably to the other scopes mentioned
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Which scope do you have? Do they make an MOA reticle for the Mark 4?
Mine is the 8-25X50 LRT M1 with TMR reticle and 1/4 moa adjustments.

I dont think Leupold is making anything with moa reticle, but I heard Hollands will retrofit a moa reticle to these scopes. I am debating with myself about sending mine off to have that done at some point.

I also shoot a Sightron SIII. Personally; I prefer the optics on the Leupold better,now that I've used them both for a season, but the Sightron can be had in moa reticle with moa adjustments. The Sightron was under $800, the Leupold was about $1200 if I remember correctly. Nightforce makes an excellent LR scope too, but you'll pay $1600-$1800+ for one.
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Re: Leupold Mark 4

I have a er/t mil/tmr 6-20x50, I love it but it was spendy
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