My new Mark 4

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Daves762, May 14, 2011.

  1. Daves762

    Daves762 Well-Known Member

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    I just purchased a new Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm LR/T M1 with the TMR

    This is my first scope with any type of tactical milling, and Im gathering data.

    Can anyone who is familiar with this reticle point me in the right direction please.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Grumulkin

    Grumulkin Well-Known Member

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    The manual that came with your scope would be an excellent place to start.

    For a more exhaustive dissertation, read The Ultimate Sniper by John Plaster.
     

  3. platapus

    platapus Well-Known Member

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    MilDot Enterprises - Mil Dot Master

    I have the same sope and found this to be the most helpful for me.
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I have the M5 version what type of info do you want to know? The manual is pretty extensive.

    Jon
     
  5. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    The reticule is pretty basic, small hash 1/2 mil, large 1 mil, divided into 5. Bottom of main is 1/5 mils, can be used for more accurated ranging. I am using mine and ranging w/notes and animals ,laser back up and see how close I CAN GET. mINE IS m5, with a 200 zero and using reticle my holds are 275,350,412,475,537,600,663,712,that is 1/2 mils too #4 mil,then 825 #5 mil,dial offs the same since I am m5. 7.2 mil gets me 1000. I also made mine a zero stop.
     
  6. Daves762

    Daves762 Well-Known Member

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    I dont have the scope it's in the mail.

    I will read the manual and glad to hear it comes with instructions specific to the reticle. I did not know that and it puts me at ease. Thanks.

    I should have known better than to ass-u-me (assume) that it would come with leupolds generic manual that my rifleman scopes came with.
     
  7. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    I also have the TMR reticle and it's a great rangefinding reticle. It has the capability of ~.02 mil interpolation accuracy (guessing bracketing of target between lines) between the .2 mil stadia lines (.1 of .2 mil=.02 mil).
     
  8. Daves762

    Daves762 Well-Known Member

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    First trip out I was collecting drop data for my loads.

    After an hour of walking back from the target 100yds at a time I was drilling clay pigeons at 500yds.

    Too windy to accurate shots past that. But very happy with first days results..
     
  9. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    have that scope, faster to use a drop chart and ballistic program, since ya got m1's, use the TMR for quick judgeing racks, more than 1 mil at 500 yards....shoot!
    RR
     
  10. Daves762

    Daves762 Well-Known Member

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    I dont have a chronograph and every ballistics program Ive seen asks for FPS.
     
  11. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    look at some reloading manuals or computer for loads. That can get you a close idea, then since you have some drops already you can see how it compares to a ballistic curve like jbm, then set it up for farther drops. Will help you get close faster.