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    Posted: February/20/2011 at 09:22
She sure is purdy
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Good looking setup.  How does she shoot?
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I got it today and put it all together. looks great and I think I am going to love the reticle!
 
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Ah.  Let us know how it works out. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 03mossy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/18/2011 at 10:21
Lol, I went back and took the time to adjust it to my eyes and once I did I was extremely impressed and just loved the reticle!
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Originally posted by 03mossy 03mossy wrote:


I was actually disapointed in the VX3's with the VHR, I could not get them to focus enough to where the reticle wouldn't fade away.

I went ahead and ordered a Leupold VX3 6.5-20x40LR with the VHR... Man I hope its worth it!



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Sometimes it depends on the environment.  Me, I'd rather have the magnification but things like FOV are also important.  
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Originally posted by boatammo boatammo wrote:

6.5x20 didn't do it for me tried 2 of those.
 
2 VX3 6.5-20's didn't work for you?
 
Well I hope I have better luck with mine than you did
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I have had 5 scopes on my cooper M. 21 223. I keep coming back to the 4.5x14 conquest with the z800 ret. I shoot pdogs. 6.5x20 didn't do it for me tried 2 of those.
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Since this scope will be used mainly for PD's and the range and less for yotes I went ahead and ordered a Leupold VX3 6.5-20x40LR with the VHR... Man I hope its worth it!
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I think i am leaning towards the Viper 6.5-20x44 right now with the mil dot. I think for the price it is at least worth a try over a higher end scope for now.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote feklar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/16/2011 at 15:43
I'd suggest looking at a mil dot reticle.  I like and use the Weaver tactical line.  For dogs and gophers something in the 10-15 power is nice for the longer shots.  Typically you will be proned out or on a bench, during daylight.  For the dogs you might be lower light and sitting.
 
I have the Nikon BDC reticle and while its ok, I don't like the circles as aiming points.
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other than the buckmaster, all of the scopes you mentioned are fairly comparable.
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Yes, I know that makes a difference, but it's the only option I had
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were you inside the store when you were looking through them??
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Went to Cabelas yesterday, took a number, stood in line for a half hour, just to look through as many scopes as I could. they were
VX3 6.5-20x40 long range with the Varmint hunters reticle
VX3 4-14x40 also with the VHR
VX2 6-18x40 LRD
Bushnell 4200 (forgot the power)
nikon bushmaster 6-18x40
nikon monarch 4-16x42 bdc and duplex
Ziess 4.5-14x?
 
I had never looked through a Monarch before but to my eyes they seemed great! the picture was just bright and bold and the reticle was right there.  beter than all the others. I was actually disapointed in the VX3's with the VHR, I could not get them to focus enough to where the reticle wouldn't fade away. this was very disapointing as the older VXIII on my deer rifle is great. The zeiss was as good as the monarch to my eyes but i can't tell the $500 difference. The 4200 was fine just didn't blow me away.
 
now if I could only get my hands on a Viper to look through. I have heard they look and have alot of the same characteristics of the Monarchs, any truth to this? 
 
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Lucky you to have any I dont have a Zeiss yet but I want one, trouble is I want too many other scopes too and just barely have had a chance to get to the range and sight in my new Trijicon Accupoint 5-20x50 with green mil dot.  If I had a 22-250 I would definately want that Zeiss the reticle was made for that caliber. One of my boys decided he needed my .243 worse than I did so my lightest caliber bolt gun is a .308 --- must be time to go look at guns. Devil
 
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You just got that .243!! You better go buy 2 more, so at least you could keep 1 of them.

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Lucky you to have any I dont have a Zeiss yet but I want one, trouble is I want too many other scopes too and just barely have had a chance to get to the range and sight in my new Trijicon Accupoint 5-20x50 with green mil dot.  If I had a 22-250 I would definately want that Zeiss the reticle was made for that caliber. One of my boys decided he needed my .243 worse than I did so my lightest caliber bolt gun is a .308 --- must be time to go look at guns. Devil

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