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Unread 10-11-2005, 07:40 PM
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leupold scope with a varmint reticle,

hey guys has anyone bought one of these scopes yet. i am thinking of one for my 243 wssm for coyote
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    Unread 10-12-2005, 12:05 AM
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    Re: leupold scope with a varmint reticle,

    Funny u happen to mention it, but that's exactly what i have now-- a 243 WSSM with the 4.5-14X Leupold VX-III/VH reticle/target elevation turret. BUT, mine's a Savage Striker for coyotes (mostly). Here's a link to a recent discussion we had regarding it--

    http://longrangehunting.com/ubbthrea...p;page=7#78798
    There's another discussion we had about it here somewhere-- but i can't find it now-- maybe somebody else can-- i think Pete Lincoln put a real good pic of it in that discussion too.

    I like the reticle-- especially since windage can be referenced more directly than most ballistic reticles---BUT here's the 1 i like the best-- www.rapidreticle.com Check out their RR 600 and 800 series reticles. I have a 3-9X 32mm 22 LR reticle i'm putting on a 20 BR XP-100 i'm having built up now for fur season.
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    Unread 10-12-2005, 12:07 AM
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    Re: leupold scope with a varmint reticle,

    Oh yeah-- just saw it was your 1st post-- welcome here.
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    Unread 10-12-2005, 04:54 AM
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    Re: leupold scope with a varmint reticle,

    Thanks guys my next question then is should i go with premier reticles for this kind of setup
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    Re: leupold scope with a varmint reticle,

    There's no question he's got some great reticles that can be tailor-made to your load, but the VH reticle (with target elevation turret installed) will give u what u need too, if u spend some time studying tactical reticle applications. When zeroing that reticle i also develop an interpolative system between the line stadia to reference holdover in even 25 yd. intervals, which helps a lot when the target lasers somewhere between the stadia zeros. A big fast twist 24 (like the WSSM) will get u out farther than that reticle's capabilities which is why i suggested the turret addition.

    Here's a pic of my intermediate range Striker 243 WSSM/Leupold. This was taken at our long-range handgun sminar we put on out here in CO last May. I was checking the reticle/trajectory with the 100 gr. Speer BTSP, and i wasn't very happy, 'cause the trajectory wasn't matching the reticle-- UNTIL i recalculated with the BC corrected to .35--

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