What reticle with turrets?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by emmagator, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

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    The guys with elevation/windage turrets, what kind of reticle do you guys prefer for long range hunting?
     
  2. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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  3. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

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    so why have the compensation marks if you already have compensating turrets?
     
  4. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    I use a Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20 X 50 with the TMR reticle which is a mil based reticle. I have the m3 turrets. I would love for Leupold to offer a moa based reticle, but the TMR reticle is better than just a standard mil dot reticle. I basically dial elevation with the turrets and try to use the mil marks for windage.
     
  5. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

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    Do you hunt with this scope?
     
  6. bigngreen

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    I use an optic with a reticule like the Nightforce NP-R2 and it really has made aiming easier and more precise for me. While I rarely use hold overs I can if I want in MOA or I can hold wind. I usually dial both but it's nice to have options and I practice using hold overs. Being able to bracket game really helps me keep the cross hair in the hair also gun)
     
  7. joseph

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    Well if your laser range finder stops working or it is snowing you can range your game (deer, elk or antelope) with the hash marks because you know the distance between them. From what I have read you can do this fairly accurately out to about 700 yds.

    I shoot a 6mm Norma BR. with 105 gr. Berger VLDs. My zero is 200 yds. at 300 yds. it drops 8 1/5" and 21 1/5" at 400 yds. It drops like a rock, but with the custom turret all I need to know the distance then turn the turret to the yardage and shoot. I was able to do this and hit the gongs all the way out to 1,200 yards the very first time I tried to shoot at those distances. I have to qualify this by saying I did not hit the gongs every time because of the wind mostly. This custom turret is right on the money for elevation. I hold for the wind.

    Testing new Vortex custom turret. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

    joseph

    PS: My rifle is extremely accurate by the way.
     
  8. paphil

    paphil Well-Known Member

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    I use the Huskamaw scopes and really like the turret they have to adjust for yardage. You don't need a chart or count clicks. the yardage out to about 1000 yards is inscribed on the turret and is set up for your gun and load and when set up properly, is dead on all the way. It can't compensate for errors in ranging or errors in estimating the wind but it has the 10 mph wind numbers from the BC program right on the turret. I've looked at and shot alot of different scopes and it is by far the easiest and mast accurate system out there. Someone who is really into targets and shoots all the time probably can remember the numbers and count clicks just fine but for people who only shoot a few boxes of shells or even just a few shots a year, they can be confident that they can pick the gun up and be confident that it is set right to make a 600yard or longer shot.