Originally Posted by johnhhernan
They are awesome. period. They are the best scope for all around hunting. My 15 Y/O son dropped an elk where it stood at 712 yds. I ranged it (cow), my son dialed the scope to 4 clicks pass the 700 yd mark on the CDS, squeezed the trigger, it fell straight down (Heart Shot).
As Boman said, Congrats to your Son on the accurate LR shot...WOW!
At 60, I am a "Newbie" deer hunter and for all of the reasons you stated, I outfitted my new custom .30-06 hunting rifle with the VX-6 3-18X50 optics. In doing re-load workup activities, I achieved successful .25 MOA 100 yd. groups, then went out and shot exact dopes from 200 through 600yds and gave Leupold my ballistic data. My CDS dial arrived (100-775yd markings), installed on the VX-6, then re-shot at the 600yd range...POI was DOA (Dead On Accurate)!
My first deer hunt is Thanksgiving weekend...hoping "I" too can hold solid enough to make a first successful LR kill!
p.s. Appreciate your kind comments Boman!