Leupold LR mildots?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by snicl1, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. snicl1

    snicl1 Member

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    Hello all,

    I've been wanting to get one of the 8.5-25x M1 Leupold scopes w/mildot reticle and wanted to know if the dot spacing was 1 mil at 8.5 or 25x. I've tried the Leupold site but can't find out the specifics. If anyone's got this scope & can fill in the blanks, I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks.

    Chris
     
  2. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

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    Cynical,
    The Leupold has a second focal plane reticle. Meaning the reticle stays the same size throught the power change. This means you can only mil with it at 25x.
    The Leupold spotter has a first focal plane reticle and very noticeably changes size in relation to the power and you can mil at any setting.
     

  3. J Schulze

    J Schulze Well-Known Member

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    get it from premier with the second generation dot. it should be first focal plane and mil at any power
     
  4. Guest

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    I have a 8.5x25x50 LRT from Premier Reticles with the USMC Mildot reticle and it is 1 mil spacing on 10x and at 20x you divide your reading by 2. They put a small white dimple at each setting to make it easy to line up.
    Wayne

    [ 07-22-2003: Message edited by: Wayne McD ]
     
  5. snicl1

    snicl1 Member

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    Thanks for the info guys.

    Do you think that the M1 knobs are as durable as the regular target knobs w/covers that come on the regular LRT? If not, I wouldn't want to pay extra just cause I like the looks.

    Please advise.

    Thanks.

    Chris.
     
  6. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Leupold target turrets are Chevy pickups.
    Leupold M1 (MK4 style turrets) are Kenworths.
     
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    texas Well-Known Member

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    What if we like Freightliners? [​IMG] [​IMG]