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Opinions on Leupold LR Reticle

 
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:31 PM
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Opinions on Leupold LR Reticle

I am currently looking at a Leupold VX-II with the LR reticle. I don't know anything about this reticle so I'm just throwing it out here to see if anyone has/is using it and what their opinions are.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:39 PM
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Re: Opinions on Leupold LR Reticle

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I am currently looking at a Leupold VX-II with the LR reticle. I don't know anything about this reticle so I'm just throwing it out here to see if anyone has/is using it and what their opinions are.
Thanks in advance.
heiner,
I would prefer the varmint hunter reticle over the the LR reticle myself.
i have not owned a Leupy with the LR reticle but I do have/had the TMR's & VHR's
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:57 PM
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Re: Opinions on Leupold LR Reticle

I should probably specify that I'd be using it for big game hunting and possibly some long range target.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:03 PM
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Re: Opinions on Leupold LR Reticle

I still prefer the VHR over the Boone & Crocket or the LR reticle, even for big game.

In fact, I have a 4.5-14 with the VHR and its primary purpose is big game hunting
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:01 PM
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Re: Opinions on Leupold LR Reticle

Heiner39,

I cannot speak on the LR function of the Leupold as I have a Boone and Crockett Rectile on a VX-III 4.5X14 40mm.

However - I can state that stepping up to the VX-III from the VX-II is a good decision. I have a shooting partner that has a VX-II 50 mm installed on his 7mm Ultra Mag. We tested the VX-III 40mm side by side with his VX-II 50mm and the VX-II won hands down on all accounts. We were judging clarity, low light visibility and color contrast. Hands down the 40mm won against the 50 mm. If you can afford it, I suggest saving up for the VX-III in whatever rectile you choose.

Those results make me wonder how well the quality is on the VX-III 50mm which is the scope I am saving for to place on my SAKO 75 7STW
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:32 AM
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Re: Opinions on Leupold LR Reticle

Call the local gun stores and see who has the latest Leupold catalog, or check it out on-line. That'll give u all the info u'll need for it. I like the simplicity of the LR reticle for on-game use, but i also prefer the VHR for long-range work due to the more direct windage reference. The LR reticle has different stadia subtensions depending on which power range u get, but it should be excellent for on-game intermediate-range work.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:09 PM
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Re: Opinions on Leupold LR Reticle

We ordered a scope with the LR reticle to test out.

Mike @ CSGW
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