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Unread 02-11-2007, 06:46 PM
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Shepherd scope experience

Does anyone have any experience with Shepherd scopes? What is the quality of the optics? Any problems? Suggestions? Thanks.
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Unread 02-11-2007, 09:18 PM
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Re: Shepherd scope experience

There has been some posts back a ways might want to do a search.
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Unread 02-12-2007, 07:55 AM
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Re: Shepherd scope experience

My simple opinion, good idea in theory but take that money and put it toward an equally priced Leupold and you will be far better off.

They are not designed for true long range shooting and the double reticle design can cause some real issues for some peoples vision. Decent quality but in my opinion, there are much better scopes to be had for that amount of money.

Main thing would be how far you want to shoot?

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Unread 02-12-2007, 09:35 AM
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Re: Shepherd scope experience

+1 on Fifty post

My calling partner tried one, sold it and bought a NF with the new R1 reticle... he is Soooo Happy now....

He had problems with the reticle like Fifty said and then the holdovers didn't match ballistics very well... we are higher altitute and things didn't match up....

I'd save and get different scope too.
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Unread 02-12-2007, 03:16 PM
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Re: Shepherd scope experience

I was in the acrtic this year and after we took our caribou a friend and I went to bust some rocks 'out there'. He has a Sheppard on his '06. It would take him a long time to aquire the correct 'circle' and they usually were not on much from 600 out. I handload for him so I know what the rifle can do with a differant scope but he was fixated about getting that 'very busy' scope IMO.
I had the range finder (lieca) and the target knob Zeiss 6x20. I ran out of scope.
As Kirby suggested get a different scope and I suggest a decent range finder. You do need to know what your rifle/cartridge will do at given distance, practice, practice and then some more pratice, now get a custom barrel since you shot that one out.! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Unread 02-12-2007, 04:30 PM
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Re: Shepherd scope experience

I've only been around 1 of them. A buddy of mine who is a gunsmith put one on his 7 RM and swears by it. I tried talking him into the rangefinder/click system, but he said, nah this is faster and just as good. Hes taken a fair amount of game up and out to 800 yards with his. He shot a spike bull at 750 yards and a couple coyotes between 700-800. I've looked through the scope and it didn't seem that great optically. I also dont like the cluttered view. Just like BDC scopes, there good out to around 600, 700 at most on big game, but after that, clicking UP is more precise.
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Unread 02-12-2007, 06:24 PM
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Re: Shepherd scope experience

Thanks all. It seems that my guesses were correct - great idea but no cigar. I don't like cigars anyway! Paul
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