Which scope and reticle ????????

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by bigrack10, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. bigrack10

    bigrack10 Member

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    I just bought a 300rum & was looking to get a scope for it. I make consistent 500 yd shots with some of my other rifles and would like to set the 300rum up to try some longer shooting. I think I would like some type of BDC reticle that can get futher out. Can the mil-dots be used for BDC ? Seems alot of you perfer nightforce scopes, I perfer not to put $1500. in one if I can get something that will work for less. I am new to this long range shooting,but I would realy like to learn from you guys. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif If you can give me any help I sure would appreciate it. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif Thanks again
     
  2. BLASERMAN

    BLASERMAN Well-Known Member

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    Nightforce R1 or R2 5.5 x 22
     

  3. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Nightforce R1 or R2 5.5 x 22

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    +1

    It's better to spend $1500 fron the start rather than spend $500 and then turn around and spend the $1500 anyway!!
     
  4. hoghound

    hoghound Well-Known Member

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    Rack, Ol Bill speaks the truth. May as well save and pony up for a N/F. I just got my 15x50 R1 from Bill a couple of weeks ago and have not had a chance to mount her up yet.

    IMO you cannot go wrong with the 15x50 R2. It's a whole lot easier to get on the 2 moa bars for distance than the 1 moa in low light conditions for me anyhow. If you shoot the 185VLD at 3400fps you get a drop like this:

    Sight in at 100yds
    Bar#1 300yds
    Bar#2 400yds
    Bar#3 500yds
    Bar#4 600yds
    Bar#5 676yds
    Bar#6 750yds
    Bar#7 828yds
    Bar#8 900yds
    Bar#9 960yds
    Bar#10 1020yds
    Bar#11 ?
    Bar#12 ?
    Bar#13 ?
    Bar#14 ?
    Bar#15 ?

    You get 5 more bars in the 15x vs the 22x. Each bar on the R2 is 2moa and the cross bar in 5moa.

    Later Tim
     
  5. Darrell Holland

    Darrell Holland SPONSOR

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    Greetings, take a look at Leupold or Schmidt &amp; Bender rifle scopes with Advanced Reticle Technology. For a long range hunter this reticle technology is hard to beat, enjoy two range finders and 30 precise aiming points based in MOA. The reticle is non- caliber specific, uncluttered and very easy to use. The 6.5x20 Mk 4 would be a great choice and is within your price range.

    Good luck!!!!
     
  6. älg

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    Darrell, could you give a link or more details on this Advanced reticle tech.??

    Thanks.
     
  7. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    No worry, just saw another post further down about your reticle.-
     
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    älg Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Magman, just saw it.-
     
  10. bigrack10

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    How or what are you guys using to find the MOA correction factor for a certain load at all the different yards? I hope these questions are not too dumb,/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gifI'm just trying to learn. Thanks again for all the help. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif Bk10
     
  11. Sendero_Man

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    An Exbal ballistic program or similar software. you have to enter known data about your caliber, load, velocity, etc. etc.

    develop a drop chart and go shoot and test it out. most porgrams are pretty accurate.

    lots of factors can change this data and lots of testing is needed in different conditions to know how it is affected.
     
  12. uncleB

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    Greetings, take a look at Leupold or Schmidt &amp; Bender rifle scopes with Advanced Reticle Technology. For a long range hunter this reticle technology is hard to beat, enjoy two range finders and 30 precise aiming points based in MOA. The reticle is non- caliber specific, uncluttered and very easy to use. The 6.5x20 Mk 4 would be a great choice and is within your price range.

    Good luck!!!!

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    Darrell Holland,
    It is truely a pleasure to have you on this forum, I hope you can contribute and be a valuable asset here. for those of you that dont know Darrell he is a world class gunsmith and good guy.
    UB