New Scope Advice

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Alaskan Al, Jul 12, 2004.

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  1. Alaskan Al

    Alaskan Al Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    Just bought a Leupold LR 6.5X20 50mm. It has the side focus, a 30mm tube, and target turrets. Picked it up for $600 and could not be happier. Now for the hard part. I am mounting it on my tack driver custom Sako .308. I want to shoot at long range (500 plus yards). Once I zero this scope at 100 yards, do I set the turret to zero and get ballistic information for the remaining ranges? Then just click for those ranges. I shoot the 168 grain match (Federal) ammo exclusively.

    [ 07-12-2004: Message edited by: Brain Dead ]
  2. Mike in Texas

    Mike in Texas Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2003
  3. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2001
  4. chessman

    chessman Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2004
    And if you are as sick as some of the rest of us you might laminate a card on the stock that gives the turret settings for different distances along with bullet drop in inches, MOA, and appropriate MIL-dot reticle data.

    I would encourage you to use the ballistic predictions as a ballpark and to test the performance down range to be sure. I have found most programs to predict very well out to about 500 yards, but from there I really need to test the loads to determine point of impact.