Advanced Reticle Tecknology

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Greg Duerr, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Greg Duerr

    Greg Duerr Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    I have been looking at putting Holland's ART into my Leupold 4.5-14

    Does anyone have any experiance with it .............?

    Do you need to do any turrent adjustments?

    How accurate is it?
  2. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

    May 22, 2011
    I have experience with a few bullet drop compensated (BDC) reticles (Horus, Burris E1, etc.), but not the Holland ART. Holland offers several different reticle designs and sizes. I prefer a smaller reticle pattern so that the reticle is less likely to obscure bullet impacts. Other people like the larger patterns - it's a personal preference.

    Even for the largest ART reticle design, the elevation holdoff is good for about 800 yds for 308 Win, and windage holdoff is good for about 600 yds (10 mph). Beyond that, you may need to dial additional elevation or windage. The smaller ones are limited to even shorter ranges. In my opinion, the limited windage holdoff is the only potential shortcoming of the ART designs.

    You seem to be referring to the drop cards that Holland's software can produce. Most ballistic software can produce those drop cards for any caliber. Likewise, the Holland software can produce drop cards that work with other BDC reticle designs. Holland ART reticles are subtended in either 1.5 MOA or 0.5 mrad increments. That is similar to other reticles. With any BDC reticle, you can only aim using individual reticle marks at short range (<300 yds). You have to interpolate between marks to be accurate at long range (>300 yds). To reliably use any BDC reticle, you will need to practice with it.

    Regarding accuracy, Holland' products are well engineered. I would expect ART reticles to be accurate.

    Bottom line, if you upgrade your existing scope with an ART reticle, you've simply invested more $ in the same optics. If that's OK with you, then go for it.
  3. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2003
    Well said Bruce. I have a couple of Darrells designs and really like them--but i'm also just an intermediate range shooter/hunter and find them more than adequate for my applications. Windage is OK for me though i'd also like to see a bit more windage in them similar to Horus's systems--
    Here's the Holland HUMR in a Leup. M4 6.5-20x XP-100 6.5 WSM and the 1st shot at a game animal and a cursory sight-in on a 200-yd. rock. This coyote was taken at 425, and is laying at the 1.5 mil mark--



    Erne Bishop and Darrell have placed 2nd 2 years in a row at the Wy. Tactical Riflemans Championship using the ART system with Ernie taking the LR portion of the Comp. with a specialty pistol to boot. That's a pretty good testimonial to the effectiveness of the system even beyond 1000 yds.