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Re: leupold scope question??

Great Advice SBruce. Before all the fancy dial/reticules I used Mean Point Blank Range, most of my bigger rifles sighted dead on at 275 to 300 yards which gave me no (or little) adjustment out to 425ish. With new dials I zero at 200 but rarley adjust elevation dials inside of 350ish. This is becomming a forgoten concept thats worked for decades.

Bottom line you will love the Luepy 4.5x14x? Just cant go wrong.
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    With a .300 Win Mag, if you are sighted dead on at 200 yards you will be about 1.5" high at 100, 6" low at 300, and 18" low at 400 yards. That knowledge has allowed many hunters shoot game past 300 yards without adjusting their turrets.

    If you are going with the Leupold 4.5-14x50, their B&C reticle will have hold points for 300, 400 with drop & windage plus elevation only at 450 & 500 yards. Although these may be off slightly, they will get you close enough for big game. If you go online you can fine-tune these to know what yardage they will be exact. Then, if you have time to adjust turrets, or the yardage is greater, you can still twist turrets. This gives you a FAST scope that is still accurate at ranges beyond which most of us should not be shooting.

    Good luck & enjoy!
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    either get a cds with a standard reticle or a standard vx3 with the varmit hunter retcle have the custom shop add a turret or reticle
    to end up with a cds turret and a varmit hunters reticle and you will be able to dial past 700-800 and also have hold over on you reticle out to about 600
    works great
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    Re: leupold scope question??

    Thanks sBruce, great info. I have another question for everybody on ammunition. I dont reload yet, so I am wondering if I should stick with the hornady superformance 180 grain sst or switch to the HSM Trophy Gold 168 Grain Berger Hunting VLD Hollow Point Boat Tail for shooting out to 600 yards?

    I will be hunting in Wyoming for antelope this fall, but also will use them for elk and deer. I plan on getting the cds dials so I want to stick with 1 brand.

    Thanks
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    Buck
    either get a cds with a standard reticle or a standard vx3 with the varmit hunter retcle have the custom shop add a turret or reticle
    to end up with a cds turret and a varmit hunters reticle and you will be able to dial past 700-800 and also have hold over on you reticle out to about 600
    works great
    retiredcpo
    That is a great idea, never seen the varmint reticle is it similar to the BC reticle. I didnt like all the slash marks on the Bc as much as just the duplex.

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    Thanks sBruce, great info. I have another question for everybody on ammunition. I dont reload yet, so I am wondering if I should stick with the hornady superformance 180 grain sst or switch to the HSM Trophy Gold 168 Grain Berger Hunting VLD Hollow Point Boat Tail for shooting out to 600 yards?

    I will be hunting in Wyoming for antelope this fall, but also will use them for elk and deer. I plan on getting the cds dials so I want to stick with 1 brand.

    Thanks

    You need to try them and see which groups best out to about 300 yards. Since your spread will increase as distance increases, you need the best possible group to start with. Hopefully you can find one that groups well.

    With deer & antelope, any .300 mag bullet will kill. For elk, you need a bullet that will not come apart if you get a close shot & will penetrate if your shot is less than perfect. I had a bullet break up when it hit the shoulder bone on my second shot on my last elk at 9 yards. Thankfully the first made it to the lungs!
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    yes its similar to the BC reticle if you dont like that set up then do the same thing
    with the mil dot reticle
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