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Which Reticle?

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Old 10-14-2005, 04:59 PM
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Which Reticle?

I have a Leupold 8.5-25 LR/T and I would like to have your opinion of which reticle you would pick between the two.
Leupold's TMR or Darrel Holland's Tactical Hunter?

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Old 10-14-2005, 07:38 PM
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Re: Which Reticle?

Can't answer your question. But looking up the scope compels me to comment on Leupolds models.
LEUPOLDŽ MARK 4 8.5 - 25 X 50 MM LR / T M1
What the hell is this?
Mark 4 -> MK4 ->M4 -> Not a Mark 4
LR / T -> Long range/tactical ->long range/target
M1 -> MK1 -> Mark 1 ->~M3

My favorite that I have a couple of is/was the
Vari-X 8.5 - 25 X 50 MM LR / T M1
Vari-X III -> VXIII -> No longer available in this mag?

Just seems like their charactor is slipping a bit, given a new-old model every month of the year. And since they still don't include year in the models, who knows what you end up with when ordering.

Anyway, sorry I didn't answer your question. Mine are premier reticle's med-fine crosshairs. I dial in MOA when varmint hunting. I love them. But Nightforce is looking a whole lot easier to choose now.
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Old 10-14-2005, 07:47 PM
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Re: Which Reticle?

But Nightforce is looking a whole lot easier to choose now.

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I have a Mark 4 8.5-25x50mm TMR and love it, althought the other reticle looks quite interesting. I looked through a NF this past weekend. On the same power the Leupy seemed clearer to me. To each their own, but I think I'll keep my Leupies!!
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:23 PM
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Re: Which Reticle?

Mine is a Mark 4
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Old 10-15-2005, 03:29 PM
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Re: Which Reticle?


I would go for the Holland personally as it is in MOA increments. Much easier to develope a drop chart for, I am sure that is why he went with this design insteads of a mil system.

Does he have these scopes ready to sell right now? If so do you have price information.

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Old 10-15-2005, 11:47 PM
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Re: Which Reticle?

Does he have a website about his scopes? How much?
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:54 AM
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Re: Which Reticle?

Both reticles would work just fine as far as i can see. ART has 1.5 MOA stadia, and TMR is .5 mil or 1.7 MOA. The ART would probably be quicker to reference with the stadia being labeled. That's handy.

Personally i like direct windage reference in my reticles which is why i like the rapid reticle so much. Also the stadia numbers are past the "10" mph windage stadia so they won't interfere with wind dope--- BUT i don't know if they'd put it in a Leupold-- be interesting to see if they would tho-- www.rapidreticle.com
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