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Here is Black Sunshine prowling in the prairie grasses of Montana. The big pile of rocks in the back ground is called Crown Butte.
Here is my shooting set up, Wild range finder, one BIG rifle, a box of ammo, Mechanical front rest, rear bag and a blanket to keep some of the sticky things out of me when I lay down!! Not what you would call a "portable" set up!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
This pic shows the valley I was shooting up. If you look just down and to the right of the barrel on Black Sunshine you can see an old irrigation canal running along the bottom of the hill. If you follow the canal up until it winds up and out of sight you will see a slight ridge that runs across the valley floor. This is where the jugs were set up at. The rifle is pointing directly at them. This was taken waiting for the barrel to cool after hitting the first jug. You can not see it but I have a big smile on my face!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
This is not the best pic because I was looking to the west and the sun was reflecting off my camera lens and onto the scope lens.
This is the view through the IOR 9-36x 56mm with the MP-8 reticle. We are set on 36x here!! You can see the popped jug just under the main reticle dot and the surviving jug to the right.
The scope is dramatically clearer then it appears on the pic. On 36x it took some real doing to even get a full view through the scope. Image quality is right there with the NF scopes.
Only thing I do not like about the scope is that the reticle is calibrated for use on 10x. Who in their right mind makes a 9-36x scope and calibrates the reticle for 10x!!!
I will admit though that on 10x you can still see the milk jugs at this range relatively easily. You could even take a quality shot at them with this reticle design because of the floating fine center dot. Still the only reason you could is because the jugs are white on a brown background!!
This is only a concern if you will be using the reticle for reference holds. If you are dialing up for each shot this is of little concern.
View from behind the dispatched jug back to the shooting position. You can see the rims I was shooting off from. I was positioned on the farthest edge of the rim you can see before it drops off into the valley.
The jug popped pretty violently. I was suprised really but that is a relatively large diameter bullet.