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Posted: 9/24/2004 9:19:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 9:44:48 AM EDT by LastDefender]
Okay scope experets, I've officially given up on the illuminated reticle. Now, given the fact that I don't shoot past 300 yards and never ever will, does the more expensive Mildot reticle make sense or is it just a waste given the ranges I am talking about.


M1A Loaded from Springfield

Scope Options:

Leupold 51850 Mark IV M3 MilDot

Leupold 51182 Mark IV M3 Duplex

Price Difference: $72.00

Thanks in advance,

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:35:47 AM EDT
No - that's still BSZ territory.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 10:31:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 10:32:23 AM EDT by Face_N_The_Crowd]
Simply put - no.

Expanded answer -

1. Use a balistic calculator to determine a "hunter's zero" - something that keeps it relatively flat from 0 - 300. Confirm this.

2. Understand that you can use a duplex ret to range with. Assuming that you are getting an American style (ret is in the rear focal plane - Loopy not converted to Gen 2 by D. Thomas) fset the scope on the highest power and figure out what size translates to the skinny section vs the fat section of the duplex ret. Know the math of how this relationship changes with distance.

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:11:24 PM EDT
Thanks for the input guys. I don't mind spending good money for quality goods like the Leupold. I just hate wasting it on features I'll never ever use.

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:26:53 PM EDT
With a 200 yard zero, 308 will drop just under 1 mil at 300 yards, and just over 2 mils at 600 yards.
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