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Need help with Leupold VX-1 Long Range reticle!

 
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:27 PM
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Need help with Leupold VX-1 Long Range reticle!

Hi everybody,

I've got a Leupold VX-1 4-12 Long Range reticle scope, it's great except I would like to know the exact drop the range compensating dots give as I can't find details anywhere?

It has the crosshairs then 2 dots below, I just want to know in MOA how far the dots are down so I can convert into distances, any help would be appreciated guys (and girls lol) because all the Hunting shops I've spoken to would'nt have a clue...

I'm sick of owning a more expensive Reticle that I can't use lol

Cheers Kyle
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:26 AM
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Re: Need help with Leupold VX-1 Long Range reticle!

This should have the information you're after


The Leupold Ballistic Aiming System
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:26 PM
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Re: Need help with Leupold VX-1 Long Range reticle!

Thanx for that, it has details on how wide the Mil dots are and says to sight it in at 200yds, then the 1st dot is 300yds and 2nd dot is 400yds and on to the wider bar at 500yds. But it still doesn't seem to say exactly how much drop in MOA the dots are below the zeroed crosshair, just approximate hold overs for standard trajectory rounds. I want to hit bunnies and hares so I need to be a bit more accurate..? Any other suggestions?
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:34 PM
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Re: Need help with Leupold VX-1 Long Range reticle!

Your going to have to shoot it a few distances to figure it out. The reticle was designed for big game hunting and is only a "rough estimate". I have one on my 325WSM. It's bang on at 200 and 300, 2 inches low for 400 and 5 inches low at 500.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:35 AM
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Re: Need help with Leupold VX-1 Long Range reticle!

Yeah, I guess I'll just have to spend some time at my range and sight it in for the dots, got to settle on a load first but then I'll get on to it.

Thanks for the help anyways.
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Re: Need help with Leupold VX-1 Long Range reticle!

PA--that's why u always need to get the optics CATALOGS. Many of them detail their reticle subtensions--

4-12x LR Duplex (@12x only)=

0-1st dot=2.19 MOA
0-2=4.8
0-plex post tip=7.82

X-hair to horizontal plex post tips (windage)=5.66 MOA

dot diameters=0.71 moa
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Re: Need help with Leupold VX-1 Long Range reticle!

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PA--that's why u always need to get the optics CATALOGS. Many of them detail their reticle subtensions--

4-12x LR Duplex (@12x only)=

0-1st dot=2.19 MOA
0-2=4.8
0-plex post tip=7.82

X-hair to horizontal plex post tips (windage)=5.66 MOA

dot diameters=0.71 moa
Hey bro! You are the man!

That info will help heaps, where is this so called CATALOG that you speak of, sounds handy...

Anyways, glad to have cleared that up, cheers everyone!
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