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Unread 06-20-2004, 12:35 PM
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Re: Which recticle ??

well,for the hunting you are planning I would go with a Leupold with a std.Duplex as you will be looking into a dark areas, and this will be easier to see then. Plus on the late evenings and earier mornings the Std Duplex works great.

and thats whay I am using on my 300 winny also. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Unread 06-20-2004, 04:53 PM
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    Re: Which recticle ??

    You might like one of those Leupold Lit reticle scopes.

    That little illuminated cross is very interesting, especially if you are shooting into dark holes.

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    Which recticle ??

    This will be my first elk hunt. Ive hunted for many years but have never been to Colorado before Elk hunting .Which recticle should I get regardless of the scope. Fine ,Dot, , HEAVY Balistic, ??? The scope prob be a Burris ,Leupold or Zeiss in the 40/50 mm class in a 4.5 to 14 power.They all are good for certain conditions but need a all purpose reticle. I quess Ill be hunting the high country and dark blowdown areas.You guys have been there what do recomend. Thx
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    Re: Which recticle ??

    Standard duplex has worked great for me. Not to heavy for fine work and not to hard to see in failing light. I've been using a 4.5-14 Leupold for several years. It's a good all around product that has helped me take several bulls. Good luck and enjoy your hunt!!
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    MARCUSW2...FOR THE MONEY, A LIT RETICLE WILL LET YOU SEE A PRECISE SPOT ON AN ANIMAL IN SHADOW OR FAILING LIGHT. A NON-ILLUMINATED RETICLE WILL DISAPPEAR ON ITS HIDE. A HIGHER POWER SCOPE WILL ALSO HELP POSITIVELY IDENTIFY AND SCORE AN ANIMAL IN DECENT LIGHT, BUT WILL WASH OUT AT THE HIGHER POWERS IN POOR LIGHT.( NEEDS TO BE A VARIABLE). WATCH FOR LEGAL SHOOTING HOURS, AND BE ABSOLUTELY SURE OF YOUR TARGET IN POOR LIGHT.
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