Leupold Optics For Very Long Or Very Short Range

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In my waking dreams, it is of course essential for long range hunting to have a new, just released scope and laser rangefinder to team up with a rifle and cartridge/bullet combo to do the job at ranges close, far and anywhere in between.

My test bed rifle is a Kimber Select Grade 8400 in .338 Winchester Magnum with the new Leupold VX-6 2x12 42mm with Boone and Crockett reticle. The cartridge is a hand loaded Nosler Custom Case and a 185 grain Nosler AccuBond using Reloader 15 powder. Clocking in at 3150 fps, the 185 grain pill is a veritable freight train of energy for any species in North America and most of Africa.
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This is a thread for discussion of the article, Leupold Optics For Very Long Or Very Short Range, By Edward Hale. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
 

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Good looking scope, It will likely find its way to my home one day. Good realistic assessment of what most of our needs are.
 

Gary Kaney

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I've always felt that a 3x12/42 is a good all around scope. I'll have to check out the Leupold.
 

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