Originally Posted by buckand bull
Thanks guys, ok so I am now looking at the 50mm instead of the 40. I was curious though with the cds will I be able to be good to go up to 300 yards without adjustment and then adjust up to 600 yards? I have a 300 win mag shooting 180 grain hornady ssts and dont plan on shooting big game that far unless I need to. I am real excited to practice at 500 and 600 yards though. Anyways is the 50mm the way to go instead of the 40? I will be hiking with this gun for deer and elk but dont mind the weight.
Absolutely, you can shoot out to 300 without dialing anything. I've shot out to 400/500 without dialing anything for many years now. Trick is, don't sight in dead on at 100. Instead, sight in to be a few inches high at 100 (or a couple inches high at 200) and therefore you'll usually be a few inches low at 300. For big game, you're holding on hair out to 400 that way even with a standard duplex crosshair.
If you're not concerned with weight and don't mind spending a little extra money, the LR 50mm with 30 mm tube will do everything you want and more for a long long time. No need to go VX7 unless you just really want to.