Auto ranging scopes


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alcook59
August 7, 2009, 12:59 PM
I'm looking for a scope for my rifle, and I'm really interested in the auto ranging scopes. Who makes them besides Leatherwoods ART, and Shephards ? I also like the leatherwood Uni Dial (it has the pre-set elevation adjustments) does anyone else make something similar?

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JEE
August 7, 2009, 08:59 PM
Are you looking for a range compensating reticle or range compensating dials?

Also, what caliber?

alcook59
August 7, 2009, 09:26 PM
I'm actually interested in either or. Just trying to get some research, and find my available options. It will be on a custom Remington 700 .308.

JEE
August 7, 2009, 10:23 PM
I just purchased a Pride Fowler 3-9x32mm that's calbrated for 22lr, but I know they have other scopes for centerfires although they are a little pricey.
http://www.rapidreticle.com/

I have a Burris w/ their Ballistic Plex reticle. It works well with 55gr .223, but seems a little off for 150gr .308, but I guess that it depends on the loads that you'll be using. Here's some more info...
http://www.burrisoptics.com/pdf/BALLPLEX.pdf

http://www.burrisoptics.com/pdf/BPlxlabl.pdf


Leupold also has some compensating reticles such as their LR and Varmint reticles. They also have compensating dials for different calibers on some of their MK4 series, but $$$.

Anyway... just some to check out... hope this helps. :)

jmorris
August 7, 2009, 10:26 PM
I have a leatherwood and a shepherd, the leatherwood is a POS (a Tasco has better glass) and you have to bracket the target first then adjust the “camputer” until the target fits inside whatever bracket you choose. The shepherd has two reticles one in the first focal plane another in the second, both adjust independently so one of the benefits is a one shot zero. The drawback is that it’s a bit “busy” but it’s the scope I use on my Remington LTR (308). I also have a pride fowler and it is a more economical alternative (for a .22) that works well.


This is what a shepherd looks like on a foggy morning holding a digital camera about right. I could write a few pages of the difference on the 1st focal plane vs. 2nd but you can Google it faster. The quick answer is that the “rings” and scales (in inches) change size with the magnification so you can accurately judge where you need to be with no hands, batteries or buttons.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=68899&d=1197385537

sscoyote
August 9, 2009, 03:15 AM
I apply long-range shooting systems (downrange zeroing and rangefinding) with all the reticles i use, from simple plex to Ball. Plex. My favorites so far are also the Pride Fowler Industries Rapid Reticles, and Darrell Holland's Ultimate Mil Reticle.

skoro
August 9, 2009, 08:52 PM
I recently installed a Nikon Team Primos on my 30-06. With the rifle sighted in at 100 yards, the Nikon BDC reticle was right on target at 200, 300, and 400 yards. I didn't have any targets at 500 yards, but feel it would have worked there, too.

Beelzy
August 16, 2009, 12:23 PM
Leupold Varmint Hunter Reticle Scope.

Awesome is an understatment.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c82/beelzy/winchester1.jpg

Side focus and the nicest ranging reticle, it's a snap to use. I need to find a pic of it.

Gunfighter123
August 16, 2009, 02:27 PM
I really like the Shepherd scopes ---- I have the .22rf one and one on my .308 Savage LE
I have hit birds at 300 yards with one shot and with the .308 have hit "man size" targets at 800 yards with ease.

Granted , you have to put some range/trigger time in with them , BUT once you are used to them , they are a joy to use. A range finder and a BD scipe all in one , with nothing to turn,come ups, or three hands needed.

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