Help with reticle selection

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by DXHI, Aug 21, 2019.


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  1. Impact 29

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  2. Windplex

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  3. Boone and crockett

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  1. DXHI

    DXHI Well-Known Member

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    Already picked out the glass and the power . Cant decide on the leupold reticle I want.
    Trying to decide between the impact 29MOA
    Or the windplex.
    Going on my 6.5 lapua for coyote average range is 300...want to try and stretch to 5 at most.
     
  2. Gord0

    Gord0 Well-Known Member

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    Impact 29 since you're going for coyotes. They don't usually give you time to dial.
     
  3. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I probably go for the Impact 29 as the Windplex has no markings for elevation. Having said that. I have shot many coyotes(and deer) years ago using the VX3 with Boone and Crockett reticle to 500 yards with my 270WSM. Easy to calibrate. A couple of shots in a big piece of paper at 500 yards. Use the powder ring to match your zero and the 500 yard line on the reticle. Fast and easy with 5/10 MPH wind holds. IMO.
     
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  4. duckhunter175

    duckhunter175 Well-Known Member

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    I like my VX5HD w/ Impact 29-- I would be a little worried with how fine it is and no illumination if I were hunting early morning to twilight in wooded or shaded areas.

    Might be tempted to try the B&C if it is more visible and just make sure you know your actual holds.
     
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  5. DXHI

    DXHI Well-Known Member

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    Ultimately decided on the impact 29.
    I had similar thoughts about coyotes not being generous with time; and I like the elevation marks.

    Now waiting on UPS to do their part