I used my Huskemaw 4-16x42 scope at shooting school and loved it

Discussion in 'LRH Store Blog' started by Andy Backus, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Andy Backus

    Andy Backus Field Editor

    Dec 21, 2009
    Last year we built me a lighter weight mountain hunting rifle in 6.5x284. I topped it with Huskemaw's 3-12x42 Blue Diamond scope. I was planning to use that rifle for shots at game out to 500 or 600 yards. I really like the simplicity of Huskemaw's system. I use their custom lazer-engraved yardage turret to dial to the range I want to shoot and I use their simple moa wind hold marks to hold for wind.

    This year Huskemaw released a new 4-16x42 Blue Diamond scope and I switched to it on the 6.5x284. My first chance to use it was a couple weeks ago at a shooting school in the Wyoming mountains near Jackson. The school was put on by Rob Wiley of Non-Typical Outfitters and I learned a ton about shooting in the mountains from unusual, improvised rests on steep side-hills, in boulder fields, at steep angles and in tough wind. Most of the shots we took were in the 300-600 yard range but we also did some shooting at 1000 and 1230 yards.

    I couldn't be happier with the Huskemaw Blue Diamond 4-16x42 scope. It was the perfect power range for the shots we were taking. It was definitely adequate for the longest shots. If I planned to do lots of 1000 yard+ shooting I would prefer their 5-20x50 scope, but that's not what I have in mind for this gun or for the hunts I have planned with it this year.