Shepard Scope

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Ed C, Dec 6, 2018 at 3:17 PM.

  1. Ed C

    Ed C Member

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    I'm putting a stock and trigger on my rem 700 .300 rum . Next is scope. Leupold with cds or vortex with turrents. Then a buddy dropped by yesterday and was talking about his Shepard scope dual reticles. Interesting started researching. Any one use one or have thoughts?
     
  2. Rockin90

    Rockin90 New Member

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    They are fine as long as you never change you load or bullets. Instead of ballistic turrets, they have ballistic reticle. So, you will want to get a load figured out before you buy one. Myself, I am not overly impressed. I would rate them lower middle tier at best. I know several people with them and I don't know a single one that hasn't had to send their scope back at least once. But, YMMV.
     
  3. tmmcampbell

    tmmcampbell Well-Known Member

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    I have had one on a bar 243 for well over a decade. Never had any problems with it. Glass is ok. Nothing exceptional. It works fine with how I use the rifle. I limit shots to 350 yds and under. With the bullets I use I start running out of energy past that. However since I have bought a Leupold Mark 4, a sig Whiskey5, and a swfa 3-15. I have not shot the bar in several years. If I was to buy a new scope for the bar it would not be a shepard.
     
  4. Ed C

    Ed C Member

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    Thanks for the replies
     
  5. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    I had one in 1990, back before the good "click up" options of today. A friend of mine had one too, both gave problems, I figured 2 for 2 was unacceptable!