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Old 05-15-2014, 07:54 AM
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Leupold reticle options

Trying to get ideas on what reticle to have installed in my scope, I have a leupold 3x9x50 w fairly heavy duplex. Last year I wanted to shoot a deer at 364yds, but when I got deer in scope the reticle covered the deer's entire shoulder (didnt take shot). I plan to send scope back leupold to have new reticles installed. My goal is to be able to be effective around 500 yd. Does anyone have a idea of what reticle I should have installed? I would also like to be fairly efficient in low light conditions.

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Old 05-15-2014, 08:37 AM
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Trying to get ideas on what reticle to have installed in my scope, I have a leupold 3x9x50 w fairly heavy duplex. Last year I wanted to shoot a deer at 364yds, but when I got deer in scope the reticle covered the deer's entire shoulder (didnt take shot). I plan to send scope back leupold to have new reticles installed my maximum range I am comfortable with is 400yd. Does anyone have a idea of what reticle I should have installed? I would also like to be fairly efficient in low light conditions.
Welcome to LRH!
Does your scope have CDS or target turrets by any chance?
Chambering?
Check out the LR Duplex and the LRV Duplex for ballistic reticle that should work nicely with the distances you have in mind.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:50 AM
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Welcome to LRH!
Does your scope have CDS or target turrets by any chance?
Chambering?
Check out the LR Duplex and the LRV Duplex for ballistic reticle that should work nicely with the distances you have in mind.
My scope does not have Cds or target turrets. My rifle is a Remington 700 bdl with 3lb 2oz trigger chambered in 30-06. May just need to look into buying new scope. 98% of my shots are from shooting tower w sand bags across commercial fields.
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:15 AM
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My scope does not have Cds or target turrets. My rifle is a Remington 700 bdl with 3lb 2oz trigger chambered in 30-06. May just need to look into buying new scope. 98% of my shots are from shooting tower w sand bags across commercial fields.
What is your budget?
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:22 AM
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Re: Leupold reticle options

Budget for scope no more than $500
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:41 AM
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$5-800
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:41 PM
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Re: Leupold reticle options

Do you want to stay with Leupold, or are their other brands you are interested in?
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