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NEW tactical MOA reticle

 
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:42 PM
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NEW tactical MOA reticle

I have been working with Premier Reticles and a few other shooters on the design for a new reticle with a MOA scale for use in Leupold scopes. The conversion would be much like a GenII conversion where the scope is made first focal plane (can range at any distance). It would be covered by Premier warranty just as any other reticle conversion they provide. The new reticle would be simplistic in design and nature in that it would allow the shooter to accurately range a target and use hold overs in minute of angle. The scope turrets dial in MOA why not READ the scope in MOA?!?!

An example of the MOA scale for judging yardage:
A steel plate is 5" in diameter. You see that the steel plate takes up 1.5 MOA in the scope.
The formula is: target in inches x 100 / MOA read = distance.
5x100/1.5= yardage
500/1.5 = 333 yards
For example, my .308 needs 1.75 MOA to get to 200 yds. I would place the first hash mark (2MOA mark) at the bottom of the bull at 200 yds and never have to dial anything on my scope.
To be on at 300 yds, I need 4.50 MOA so I simply put the 4 MOA mark (second mark down from center) on top side of the bull and take the shot. You could still dial the dope if you wanted to, but this system would allow for engaging multiple targets without ever having to make an adjustment.

The windage is also marked in 2 MOA increments. You can look at the provided diagram to see how the reticle measures out. Would anyone be interested in getting this reticle in your Leupold scope? The cost would be $300.00 and again this would be making your scope a FFP instead of the SFP. FFP is preferred by most tactical shooters.

The drawing is not in perfect scale so bear with me.

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Old 11-21-2005, 10:50 PM
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Re: NEW tactical MOA reticle

Would work great very simular to the NPR-2 reticule from Nightforce I like moa reticules
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:56 PM
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Re: NEW tactical MOA reticle

I don't like having the thickened area on the bottom portion of the vertical crosshair. I would want to use the reticle for LR varmints and I would worry that it would cover too much critter at longer ranges.

Rick
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Old 11-22-2005, 07:13 AM
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Re: NEW tactical MOA reticle

that will be my next order
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Old 11-22-2005, 08:03 AM
 
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Leupolds are already overpriced for what they are. An extra 300 dollars for a reticle? I'd rather buy an R2, Better scope, better night integration with an NVD, better twilight utility. Those 1/2 MOA tick will become useless as you turn the power down in a FFP. Two minute spacing? I think I see a lawsuit coming.
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:58 AM
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Re: NEW tactical MOA reticle

Theres a few of us here in Europe leaning on Schmidt & Bender to offer something similar, we've also have lengthy discussions with Chris from Prem Ret about the same,
Miliradians is the sensible way to go for the most part, but with so many shooters ranging in yards working in MOA i think it would be a great step for any of the major optics companies (especialy S&B) to get thier hands from under thier asses and make the MOA ret.
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Old 11-22-2005, 02:48 PM
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Re: NEW tactical MOA reticle

I don't understand why the fine increments are not at the 6 o'clock location near the center instead of out at the edges - don't do anything for holdoffs out there. Also agree thta the finest crosshair thickness is needed down lower for long range precision - deer at 700 yards don't give much of a target, need fine x-hairs for accurate hold. Just my brain-farts.
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