LEICA 3.5-14x42 with target turrets

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by DURAMAX, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. DURAMAX

    DURAMAX Active Member

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    Anyone out there with some hands on experience with this scope. I can't find out how much verticle adjustment is available on their website. Also wondering what the repeatability is like with respect to the verticle adjustment as well.
     
  2. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Tagging in. I want one of these scopes badly. Have looked through a few and wow.. hope you get some answers
     

  3. simpy16

    simpy16 Well-Known Member

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    Would you want one for $900 brand new?
     
  4. jrsolocam

    jrsolocam Well-Known Member

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    I have a LNIB demo 3.5-14 with target turret I'll sell you for $800. Never mounted it.
     
  5. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    You guys are killing me. I don't have cash right now.
     
  6. simpy16

    simpy16 Well-Known Member

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    Duramax,

    I am not sure if I can help you much but I just got one of these scopes and finally got it mounted on my gun last night. I am really new to this Turret game and actually have never shot a gun with the external elevation turret.

    I am not sure if this is what I am suppose to do but once it was mounted I laser bore sighted it to 100 yards and I ended up running out of vertical adjustment. I was still below my cross hairs by a few MOA.

    I took the included "key" and allen key and took apart the turret, I was able to move the number dials around a few more times so I could get the crosshairs inline with the laser. I still have some work to do on this but I was able to still have a fair amount of adjustment with the full turn of the turret after reassembling it.

    Again not sure if this helps you at all. I can probably report back after I figure out truly sighting it in.

    Overall though, these scopes are amazing optically. And the prices you can find for them right now are hard to pass up. IBS reticle is pretty cool as well for ease of wind and elevation hold over compensation.
     
  7. setter

    setter Well-Known Member

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    Is the IBS reticle based on mils?
     
  8. minute of elk

    minute of elk Well-Known Member

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    the IBS reticle is based on MOA- dots are 1,3,5,7 moa- lines are 2,4,6- wind hashes are 1 moa apart- at full power
     
  9. Tahrncham

    Tahrncham New Member

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    I am a New Zealander who is also very interested in the Leica 3.5-14x42 ER. In NZ we hunt in the bush in rather thick scrub a lot and high rainfall is also a big issue. I would be keen on opinions as to whether I would be better with the target turret or the standard turret. Is the tt quite firm or is it going to get bumped easily? Is the lockable turret on the later i scopes available to put in the ER scope? Is waterproofness on these exposed turrets going to be a long term problem? I look forward to any advise. We also hunt at long ranges hence my interest in this power range.
     
  10. setter

    setter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Min of Elk. I wish they would have just said that somewhere instead of making it out that G7 came out with something different. Do you know if the ballistic reticle is based on mils or moa?