Re: Leupold Reticle change
I'm about in the same boat as you. I've been shooting a mill-dot for a couple of years now. Really like it, wouldn't go back. Great for yotes and rchucks.
Am seriously looking for something w/finer resolution, that is, 1/2 mil marks. Trying to "guess" a tenth mil is a bit of a bother.
Priemier and IOR make 'em.
The other complaint is that the mil dots are calibrated at only a specified power setting. Example, 10X on my 6.5X20. When I read the review on the scope the article indicated that the calibration remained constant across the power range. Yea, right! I don't trust those magazine writers worth a toot. (Give 'em a piece of equipment and send them on a hunt and they'll say what ever they get paid to say.) Liked it enough though that I didn't complain or send it back.
The pain in the neck is having to calibrate it at another power, in my case at 18X as optic quality noticably dropped off at 20X. Then my drop chart has 2 columns, one for 10X and 1 for 18X.
I figure with the MP-8 reticle for example, no footballs or soccor balls just 0.1 mil hashes a varing size w/power wouldn't make much difference. This ones going on a big game rifle.
Otherwise I'm considering a fixed 6X for my 338 then I don't have to worry my bone-head with what is set at where......
If you are into preciseness, you'll love the mil dot and 145 to make the step isn't bad at all.....
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