Recommendations Please: Hold Over Scopes
I've come to the determination that if I zero my current rifles (223, 270 Win, 338WM) at 260 yards, they all share very similar ballistics to 400 yards. That is, approx 2" drop at 300 yards and 12" drop at 400 yards. With these numbers in mind, I will be very effective mule deer, antelope and elk as out to this range I will never be holding off body. It should provide a quick and repeatable system out to that range.
For ranges beyond 400 yards though I have determined that I need to be using some sort of measured hold over. I've been using the Nikon BDC with some success, but would welcome a reticle that has more usability in terms of windage markings. I'm thinking holdovers will serve me fine to about 700 yards, which becomes the limit of my range in terms of energy at those ranges.
I do not want to dial up as I've had issues with that system before. It is training based, but at this time I'd like to stick with using a holdover method.
So my question is this, for the described system, whose reticle would you recommend? I like scopes in the 4-16x range for my hunting scenarios if that makes a difference. Looking to stay in the $300-$400 range as well.
Thanks for your help fellas!
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