Long range target and hunting leupold?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Teutonic, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Teutonic

    Teutonic Well-Known Member

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    Hello all. I am trying to gather info on the Leupold 8.5-25x50 scope. The ERT seems to have a front focal? The LRT doesn't. I am not sure what that is and its utility.

    Second question, what is the standard target knobs and reticle that I would find most useful for paper punching at distance up to 1000 yards and occ long shot on game, if I become proficient.
     
  2. Teutonic

    Teutonic Well-Known Member

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    any leupold experts?
     

  3. Willys46

    Willys46 Well-Known Member

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    Leupold

    Front focal plane is nice if you are using the recticle to range things. Most american scopes are second focal place, so when you turn the power up the recticel gets larger as well. So a SFP scope has a specific power that it needs to be set at for the reticel to be accurate. (talking Mil-dot). A first Focal plane can be used at any power. The rectile stays the same size as you turn the power up..It looks like it gets smaller and larger but the distance between the mil-dots stays the same. Most of your tacticle guys like FFP.

    The ER/T is a nice setup, I just do not think the avarge shooter needs FFP scopes. ANd the use of modern range finders, the ranging aspect is not needed.

    I hope i have not confused you and if i did let me know and i will try to explain it differently.

    I would look at the VX-III 6-20-50 with side focus,fine duplex and standard knobs Then I would have the custom shop install M1 knobs on it. If you need more power then go with the 8-25 but the 20 power will get you to 1000 no problem.

    this is a personal choice in reguards to the rectile. I like to dial for every shot and hold dead center. If you like to hold off then the Mil dot or TMR for leupld is nice but not as good as the Nighforce NPR selections IMHO.

    Hope this helps..

    Willys
     
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  4. Teutonic

    Teutonic Well-Known Member

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    very helpful. thanks for the work that went into that post. From what I can gather, the M1 knobs are simply hand turret 1/4 MOA adjustments, with the M3 being 1 and 1/2, elevation and windage, respectively? What are the M2 knobs?
     
  5. Willys46

    Willys46 Well-Known Member

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    M2 Knobs

    M2 are .5 moa per click.