Which reticle would you buy for this gun?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by snuff, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. snuff

    snuff Member

    Jul 9, 2011
    I am a 60 year old hunter and do not target shoot other that to be sure my guns are properly sighted in at 200 yard zero and I know where to aim at 300 yards.
    I own 2 Leupold VX-3 4.5x14x40 with the CDS dial and 1 with the Boone & Crockett reticle.
    I also have a Zeiss Conquest 3x9x40 with the Z-plex.
    I have to say that I am happy with all of the above.
    Question - I have a NIB .280 Remington that needs a scope. I will probably use it for whitetail in South Texas with shots up to 300 yards. I might also take it Antelope hunting although I already have a .270 which would be fine.
    I plan to either buy another VX-3 or Zeiss in the 4.5x14 power.
    Would you recommend the CDS, Boone & Crockett, or just plain old Duplex?
    The more I shoot, hunt, read reviews and think the more I am leaning towards a Duplex.
    A gun sighted in at 200 yards should only be 6" low at 300 yards and that is still in the hair on a deer.

  2. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    Plain ol duplex. I have a few VX IIIs, 4.5x14x40 matte finish. Sell ya one for $350. They are all used.
  3. szeitner

    szeitner Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2011
    at the ranges you mention, a plain duplex would more than suffice...they'll all land in the breadbasket.

    I shoot longer ranges, and really like the Horus reticle, but it ain't for everyone.

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    LOL I was going to say Horus as well. I would use this if I was constraining myself to 300 yards.

    Zeiss Conquest Duralyt 3-12x56 30mm w/Illuminated Reticle 60, Hu - Zeiss
  5. Hondo64d

    Hondo64d Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2003
    In the Zeiss, the #4. Great all around reticle. I just got my 3-9 Conquest back from having their #4 reticle installed, and I can't say enough good about it. The thick part is very visible in low light and close enough together to allow for bracketing of vitals up to 100 yards or so. The crosshairs are fine enough for precise shot placement at extended ranges.