Leupold Reticle Suggestions

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by WVGuns, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. WVGuns

    WVGuns Well-Known Member

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    After spending an evening at the range i have discovered that my 6-18 vx-2 target dot is almost impossible to see against a dark background. Just to verify my eyes i had a friend look through and he could see less than me i think. I wanna use this for some long range grounghog shoots around 400-600 yards as well as some target shoots at 100.what do you guys like as far as reticles in the Leupolds. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Illuminated TMR, the illumination sharpens it to my eyes, and the center is open to avoid obscuring small target.
     

  3. WVGuns

    WVGuns Well-Known Member

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    Im leaning towards the fine duplex or the leupold dot with the 1/2moa dot.
     
  4. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    I started with a Unertl 4x with a dot, had a Leupold dot at one time. I can't recall how big they were. Served me well on big game, can't say how well it would work on groundhogs.
     
  5. TheHardWay

    TheHardWay Well-Known Member

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    I agree, the target dot is hard to pick out against a dark background or low light conditions.
    However, I read some where that the human eye can better focus on a dot than it can on cross hairs. I have a variety of reticles in my scopes, and have found that under ideal conditions, I pick up the dot better than crosshairs when I am shooting both styles of recticle back to back.

    Illuminated target dot would be ideal.
     
  6. WVGuns

    WVGuns Well-Known Member

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    wonder if leupold can do the Illuminated dot in a vx2....hmmmmmm
     
  7. HARPERC

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    I haven'y looked at one, but the Firedot is Leupolds new offering.
     
  8. wyowinchester

    wyowinchester Well-Known Member

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    I like the varmint hunter retical for variable distances on p-dogs. The idea of an illuminated one sounds intreeging.
     
  9. newmexkid

    newmexkid Well-Known Member

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    I know it's old but...My first, "varmint" scope was a Leupold with the CPC crosshair. Never had any trouble with it for "my" long shots.
     
  10. WVGuns

    WVGuns Well-Known Member

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    Good info guys keep it coming. Thanks
     
  11. WVGuns

    WVGuns Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone used the leupold dot?? I believe you can get them in different sizes too.
     
  12. Varberger757

    Varberger757 Well-Known Member

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    Take an illuminated Boone & Crocket in a VX - 3 or VX - 6, that'll serve you well both in dawn and up to distancies of 500 - 600 yards. Top reticle! gun)
     
  13. lgordee

    lgordee Well-Known Member

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    The Firedot was too large for my liking. Blocks too much of what you are aiming at. I like Leupold VX3's with dots. I also have one with a B&C and like it OK. Illuminated B&C might be good for low light.
     
  14. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    Ive found duplex and even leupolds fine duplex is sufficient during any legal shooting hours around here. Ive had a couple lit reticle scopes and found i rarely turned them on. there great on guns your going to use past dark but not nessisary on a game gun.