M3 adjustments?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Guy M, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    Anyone here using a Leupold with the M3 adjustments?

    How's that working out for your hunting purposes? Am particularly interested in shooting deer to say 600 - 800 yards with a .308 or .300 WSM. Have always used 1/4 MOA click adjustable scopes for my precision rifles - but have wondered about the M3, with the 1 MOA elevation and 1/2 MOA windage adjustments...

    Would sure appreciate hearing from anyone who has used that setup for hunting. Pros and cons.

    Regards, Guy
     
  2. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    I would think it wouldn't work very well past 500. You need precise adjustments beyond that. Maybe the .5 moa but not the 1moa.
     

  3. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I've got one on an AR and love it. It is what it is though. It works great as the AR is just a 500 yd gun anyway. For your purposes I'd go w/the .25 MOA adj. Those longer shots just require a little more precision than this scope can offer.
     
  4. Roofgunner

    Roofgunner New Member

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    Mark 4, M3 10X

    I have a Mark 4 M3 10x on a Stoner Sr-25 Match and I have it set from 100 to 1000 yards. It works great. I you have any questions, email me. I also have Mark 4 3.5x10 LR/T on a Rem 700 7mm Rem mag. (douglas mag sporter 26 in bbl) and it's set from 200 to about 1350 yards.
     
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  5. Charles A

    Charles A Well-Known Member

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    Guy they work fine. Anyone that says otherwise hasn't used them. The absolute max error if, everything worked against you, on a 1 minute turret would be 4 inches at 800yds. Since you can dial in between clicks, it's a 2 inch MAX error at 800yds. I'll even slay the sacred cow and say I run the BDC too!!!
     
  6. Charles A

    Charles A Well-Known Member

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    If I could get the M3, and M2 turrets installed on the fixed 6's, thats ALL I would run on the hunting guns. 'Course 6x ain't enough to kill anything with either... Give or take.