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Posted: January 08 2019 at 7:00am | IP Logged Quote Abram

In a previous thread I asked about capped turrets, my next question is what kind of reticle do you prefer to hunt with? Right now I have a Nikon Prostaff with the BDC reticle on my RAP and most of my shots will be less than 200 yards, so what do you prefer and why?
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Posted: January 08 2019 at 7:29am | IP Logged Quote M700

Most of mine are the simple duplex reticle.

Not long ago I got another 6x Leupold, the smaller version with the 36mm objective, for my 30-06 Remington rifle. It's got the "LR" dots on the vertical crosshair and works fine. I've got the rifle zeroed at 200 yards, the first dot down puts the point of impact nicely on at 300 yards, and the second dot down isn't far off from 400, closer to 440 it seems, with my preferred handload.

Honestly though - with a simple duplex reticle, I've made my kills from down at 15' on a wounded bear I followed into the brush, out to 420 yards on a coyote.

Big thing for me, with a hunting reticle, is to not get too thin of lines, they can be hard to see in dim light.

I'm enjoying your scope questions.

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Posted: January 08 2019 at 10:41am | IP Logged Quote Abram

When you say "LR" dots do you mean a BDC reticle? If so how do you hold over for windage?
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Posted: January 08 2019 at 2:54pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Long Range Duplex Reticle. It's not matched to the ballistics of a particular cartridge/load, more of a general type thing. I found the first dot works great for my 300 yard shots, the next dot is a little high at 400, but just spiffy as all get out at 440 - 450 yards.

https://www.leupold.com/reticles/reticle-lr-duplex-17

My comments were made re my 165 gr 30-06 load, which is admittedly at the max level of published loads. Not over, just at.

Very simple reticle, very easy to use.

Guy

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Posted: January 08 2019 at 2:56pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Aw crud. I forget that this site doesn't like links without a little work... Hang on...

Leupold LR dots duplex reticle

There ya go!
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Posted: January 08 2019 at 6:44pm | IP Logged Quote Abram

From the website that looks like a non-caliber specific BDC reticle but I am just starting to get into shooting my rifles more and working with scopes, magnification, etc.. . Spent most of my life in Archery. i have got serious reading to do.

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I prefer the simple duplex reticle for hunting. I also like flat shooting cartridges like the .270 Win, .257 Weatherby, .270 weatherby. MV of well over 3000 fps. Zero @ 275-300 yards and your good for a dead on hold to 340-350 yards. This will cover 99% of hunting situations. The fancy reticles are great for shooting at the range where you have targets at known distances.
If your longest shots are 200 yards or less the duplex reticle will work fine.
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Yup.
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