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Old 12-06-2007, 07:56 AM   #1
 
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Is the Boone and Crocket reticle worth the extra money? for hunting most of my shots are 200 yards and under but there is a possiblity of 300-400 about 25% of the time. worth it in my situation? thanks
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:19 AM   #2
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It's a very nice reticle and in conjunction with a rangefinder should help on long shots. The lines itself are very clean and don't get in the way like other reticle designs do. The reticle is also etched glass and not a wire
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:25 AM   #3
 
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Any more opinions?
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:00 AM   #4
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Go for it if you have trouble with holdover shots for long range.
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:48 AM   #5
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For the distances you're talking about it won't makemuch difference. If you want to get 300 yards and beyond it would help with some serious practice. You'll have to know how the lines on the BC sightand POI of your bullet interact.

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Old 12-07-2007, 09:54 AM   #6
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I prefer a Heavy Duplex for those low light conditions...I kill more this side of 200 than the other side...For longer shots, I'd invest in a range finder...I have my gun setup 2 1/2 high at 100 and its dead on at 250 and 3 inches low at 300...
A rangefinder takes the guess work out...
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:04 PM   #7
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I have one scope with the B&C Reticle, and one with the VH reticle. I also have two scopes with the Burris Ballistic Plex, and one Nikon BDC.

The BDC IMO is worthless. The BP on the Burris scopes are good . The B&C, and VH reticle is the best of the three. I really like mine. You have to practice with the reticle to really get use to it. Most wind in my area averages 5 to 10 mph. The windage marks on the reticle are very helpful, again, if you practice with it. The reticle is not a fix all, you definitely need to practice with it to master it.

The reticle makes it very easy to shoot out to 400 or even 500 yards, if you practice with it, and understand all the markings. IMO it is worth it. I have one on my AR15 Rock River Varminter. Shooting ground hog's out to 425 yards is a breeze with the reticle. I limit my shots to 425 yards with the 223 Remington. I probably should drop that distance back to 300 yards, but with my rig the 400 yard shots are just too easy. Tom.
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:43 PM   #8
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The BDC IMO is worthless. The BP on the Burris scopes are good . The B&C, and VH reticle is the best of the three. I really like mine. You have to practice with the reticle to really get use to it. Most wind in my area averages 5 to 10 mph. The windage marks on the reticle are very helpful, again, if you practice with it. The reticle is not a fix all, you definitely need to practice with it to master it.
Thats my feeling as well. I like the B&C a lot more then the other types I have looked at. I even like it better then the Kahles/Swaro TDS. I also don't even notice the marks when shooting at close range. I have not looked thru the Zeiss Zplex since they are relatively new but would definitely consider one of them if they look as clean as the B&C
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I have one scope with the B&C Reticle, and one with the VH reticle. I also have two scopes with the Burris Ballistic Plex, and one Nikon BDC.

The BDC IMO is worthless. The BP on the Burris scopes are good . The B&C, and VH reticle is the best of the three. I really like mine. You have to practice with the reticle to really get use to it. Most wind in my area averages 5 to 10 mph. The windage marks on the reticle are very helpful, again, if you practice with it. The reticle is not a fix all, you definitely need to practice with it to master it.

The reticle makes it very easy to shoot out to 400 or even 500 yards, if you practice with it, and understand all the markings. IMO it is worth it. I have one on my AR15 Rock River Varminter. Shooting ground hog's out to 425 yards is a breeze with the reticle. I limit my shots to 425 yards with the 223 Remington. I probably should drop that distance back to 300 yards, but with my rig the 400 yard shots are just too easy. Tom.
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I just returned a BDC 4.5-14x40 unused. I just didn't think I'd be happy with the 40 mm objective.
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Is that a bad scope? or should I pay the other $200+ for the Leupold?
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If you are thinking about using the reticle to estimate yardage,a good laser rangefinder is much more accurate.
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