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Re: Scope recommendation to extend range past 250 yards
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2021, 08:51:44 AM »
I maybe old school because of age and always with minimal limited budget but have always  set my non dialable scopes at MPBR  and if having to shoot further than that learned and used "Kentucky Windage" but that seems to be a forgotten art with everyone being able to dial a scope out to ~
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Re: Scope recommendation to extend range past 250 yards
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2021, 09:52:17 AM »
https://www.natchezss.com/burris-veracity-rifle-scope-3-15x50mm-30mm-ballistic-e2-reticle-rfp-matte.html

I have a Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40 on one rifle (100 yard zero) and a Burris Veracity 2-10x42 on the other (300 yard zero)......both are great. The Veracity has an awesome piece of glass in it. I can shoot at 300 yards at my local range......the Veracity is mated with a Remington 700 Long Range......at 300 yards, with the scope set at 10x, you are not getting an extremely clear visual image of that 1 square inch bullseye but the combination of Burris glass and a heavy barrel recently put 3 holes in paper measuring 3/4 inch. So I guess you can see good enough with 10x. Going from 40mm to 42mm is also a world of difference. I like the 30mm tube on the Veracity.

I don't adjust scopes for distance.......just keep them at 100 and 300 yards. If you use factory ammo, you should be able to get the factory's findings with respect to bullet drop beyond your zero. I have found that fairly reliable but also go to the range and verify it if I can. For example, I had the 3-9x40 zeroed at 200 yards and the bullet drop was 37" per the manufacturer at 500 yards at that zero. We used to shoot at 500 yards and the targets were 6'x6'.......I'd aim just over the top of the paper and let gravity do it's work.

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Re: Scope recommendation to extend range past 250 yards
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2021, 11:01:19 AM »
All depends on how far you intend to shoot while youre hunting.  I cant find a reason to dial out to 400 yards.  400 is easily accomplished with simple inexpensive scopes like Leupold Freedom 3-9 with the tri-moa reticle.  Sighted at 200 yards, this scope gets you out to  400 in an instant.  They are light weight for applications where carry weight is a consideration and you dont expect to shoot beyond whats available on the reticle.  This scope fits the bill on one of my rifles (6.5) but I also have others that dial as necessary.

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Re: Scope recommendation to extend range past 250 yards
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2021, 07:40:49 AM »
Just got email from midwayusa.com ........running a sale on optics.

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Re: Scope recommendation to extend range past 250 yards
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2021, 07:51:25 AM »
I maybe old school because of age and always with minimal limited budget but have always  set my non dialable scopes at MPBR  and if having to shoot further than that learned and used "Kentucky Windage" but that seems to be a forgotten art with everyone being able to dial a scope out to ~
its not a lost art, there's just better ways to do it now. We always owe it to an animal to put as precise a shot on them as possible. Having the ability to put your reticle right on the spot you want to hit is just a more accurate way to shoot plain and simple.

Your grandpa would probably scoff at your silly scope and tell you that good old irons is all you need too  :chuckle:
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Re: Scope recommendation to extend range past 250 yards
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2021, 08:00:23 AM »
Karl, that is exactly how I think as well. If I can't make an ethical 1 shot stop on an animal I don't take it. Even coyote/hog hunting I do my best to make sure I know where my bullet will impact and with BDC reticle scopes I don't need to guess with holdovers. One of the reasons that I am a Strelok Pro fan. I dial-in my scope, rifle, ammo, and I am good to go. The longest shot I made on a whitetail was 599 yards, 2 does standing right next to each other, I dropped the first one and when the second didn't run, that one too. I do practice shooting that way too.
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Re: Scope recommendation to extend range past 250 yards
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2021, 12:55:10 PM »
https://www.natchezss.com/burris-veracity-rifle-scope-3-15x50mm-30mm-ballistic-e2-reticle-rfp-matte.html

I have a Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40 on one rifle (100 yard zero) and a Burris Veracity 2-10x42 on the other (300 yard zero)......both are great. The Veracity has an awesome piece of glass in it. I can shoot at 300 yards at my local range......the Veracity is mated with a Remington 700 Long Range......at 300 yards, with the scope set at 10x, you are not getting an extremely clear visual image of that 1 square inch bullseye but the combination of Burris glass and a heavy barrel recently put 3 holes in paper measuring 3/4 inch. So I guess you can see good enough with 10x. Going from 40mm to 42mm is also a world of difference. I like the 30mm tube on the Veracity.

I don't adjust scopes for distance.......just keep them at 100 and 300 yards. If you use factory ammo, you should be able to get the factory's findings with respect to bullet drop beyond your zero. I have found that fairly reliable but also go to the range and verify it if I can. For example, I had the 3-9x40 zeroed at 200 yards and the bullet drop was 37" per the manufacturer at 500 yards at that zero. We used to shoot at 500 yards and the targets were 6'x6'.......I'd aim just over the top of the paper and let gravity do it's work.
Helluva scope.
I just put one on my son's Bergara 30-06.
Fantastic glass and reliable adjustments.
The reticle is excellent for long range.
Easy choice over a LeeOhPold.
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