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Posted: 5/18/2003 1:25:43 PM EDT
I've been fortunate enough to acquire a Leupold LR M3 scope. I have it mounted on a Bushmaster Varminter using ARMS #21 rings on a #35. This is my first experience with a variable power scope and to be honest, I'm in over my head. Are there any general rules about what power to use at what range? I know everyone is different but I at least want to be in the ballpark. Also, I have boresighted it and I've got it tuned at 25 yards. What is the proper distance to sight this scope. I plan on shooting between 100 and 200 yard distances. Any help, to straighten me out, would be appreciated.
Thanks...Tim
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 2:06:19 PM EDT
Sight it in at 100 yards at least, longer is better because you can judge if the windage is off a bit better at that range. I leave the scope at 3.5X and just crank up the windage to whatever I think is appropriate when I get ready to make a shot. That is usually full power unless its at night and then I try to keep 7-8mm exit pupil for low light viewing. For example at dusk 6X will give me just under a 7mm exit pupil. 5X gives a 8mm exit pupil. If its kind of dark but not quite dusk I just zoom until I notice the piture get dark and back off. Also just judge how fast the target can move and be sure to keep the whole target in the scopes field of view while tracking a moving target. You can zoom in tighter on a slower moving animal at a given range.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 9:57:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 11:29:56 AM EDT
Thanks DevL and Troy. All info is very helpful. By the way I do have the Mil-dot and will sight at highest power. Thanks again! Tim
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 11:42:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy: If you have a Mil-Dot reticle, remember that it is only calibrated when at MAX magnification! -Troy
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Un-less ya happen to get one of [b]Premier Recticles[/b], Leupolds w/ the new Gen II mil-dot scopes, which have the dots in the first plane and adjust for the power your at..... very nice recticles, IMO. Mike
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 3:41:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 4:40:40 AM EDT
T-blaster, I just wanted to say, "Nice rig". Dave S
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