Leupold vari-xIII (New reticles)

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by paal, Jun 7, 2004.

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  1. paal

    paal Active Member

    Aug 17, 2002
    Hi every1.

    I'am about to buy a new scope. Already got 1 Leupold 8,5-25x50 w/large leu/targ. dot from Premier...... Very pleased with that.
    I do like ret. with dot.

    But i do see Leupold have som new reticles:
    Boone&Crockett and the Varmint hunter's reticle....

    Anyone with experience with this reticle ?
    I'am considering the Varmint reticle.

    Will be used on paper -->500-600yards.
    And of course some big game hunting.
    The rifle are:
    Remington L700 (lefthand)
    Shilen select match 1-10" - 27"long
    McMillan A4
    Badger floorplate
    K.Farrell mount (getting Badger soon)
  2. preacherman

    preacherman Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    ...also love the leupold dot reticles for live varminting... just got a new "varmint" reticle 6.5 - 20... looks like a new level of fun just about to begin! (can't go wrong with either) jmo
  3. SeniorSendero

    SeniorSendero Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2004
    I have been debating between the Leupold B&C recticle and the Burris Ballistic Plex for my LR elk gun. Since both scopes are equivalent in price and quality, I've been switching back and forth on purchase. I was hoping someone hear would send me their Burris and Leupold so I can try them out for a year or two. [​IMG]

  4. Coyote Hunter

    Coyote Hunter Well-Known Member

    May 1, 2002
    Just ordered today the Leupold #57980-4.5x14 50mm B&C. Got it shipped for $553.70!
  5. Aussie

    Aussie Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2004
    Just bought a 6.5 - 20x LR Target with the varmint hunters reticle . Have found that the ideal power setting for the trajectory of my .243 Ackley / 70gn Nosler is 18X if using a 200 yard zero .This isn't one of the recommended settings from Leupold but who cares ? Looks good at this stage but windage dots not likely to be accurate if using VLD's .Will still be a handy reference .
    Liked the accurate windage and elevation adjustments . Miles better than any of my numerous Leupold "hunting scopes" which all shift P.O.I. about double what the graduations say they should .
  6. LOBO

    LOBO Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2004
    I have the B&C reticle on a 4.5-14x50 VX3 and I love it. It is on a Tikka T3 in 300wsm. With a 200 yard zero the hash marks are dead on out to 500 yards. On a steel IPSC target at 600 yards I hold the bottom heavy crosshair on the head and I can ring the steel all day long. I would heartily recommend it. I am going antelope hunting in New Mexico in August and it should come in handy.