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#1 gotsch

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 08:17 PM

Found this scope online today and was curious as to if someone has heard of this brand? this model? and the idea that you can tell the company what your'e shooting (brand / caliber of ammo) and they can set it up for your specific rifle and so on. It's kind of expensive (and on back-order), but, if it's that simple one would think it to be a wise investment (I mean who wants to do "math" if your taking a shot at something you would use after spending a large amount of money on optics??) thankyouGotsch

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 07:07 AM

No and I tend to research scopes quite a bit. Too much to pay for an unknown brand in my opinion.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:54 PM

The scope is proprietory of The Best of the West Long Range Hunting, I have no direct experience with the scope but the concept is the same as that of Leupold BDC. The turret dial is custom tailored to your cartridge ballistic. You just range the target and then dial the appropriate graduation on the scope turret, and fire. Very simple concept but have it's limitation.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 09:32 PM

Any idea who makes them??

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 09:35 PM

You can read about them here: http://www.huskemaw.com/

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 09:45 PM

Thanks, John!

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:10 PM

thankyou all~ I figure that it's probably not a piece of junk if it's on a web site and organization dedicated to long range precision shooting. Can't decide if it's worth the money though (leaning twards yes)... After all, it's alot. Called and talked to one of the operaters at the factory (in Wyoming) and she said it can actually calibrate angle of fire, windage and distance. Kind of impressed. But like you guys are saying it's not as common of a name as Nikon,or Leaupold... hmm what to do what to do.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:16 PM

How long has this scope been around?

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:30 PM

Kind of impressed. But like you guys are saying it's not as common of a name as Nikon,or Leaupold... hmm what to do what to do

Get a Leupold... preferably their MK4 model with TMR reticle and 1/4 MOA turret. You can't go wrong and their warranty is second to none.With 1/4 MOA turret, you have flexibility in the field or even in competition, unlike the BDC Turret. Remember BDC is calibrated using one set of environmental condition. Change that condition, which is not uncommon when hunting or competing and you'll have a problem. What is that problem? you might ask. Let's say, you zeroed your rifle at the range somewhere here in Southern California where the average elevation, unless you live inland is around 100 ft, temperature around 78 degrees, the barometric pressure at 29.95 in/hg and the relative humidity at 79%. You chronograph your load at these condition and have Leupold make you a BDC. Now, Let say you are invited to hunt in Colorado, where the average elevation is between 7 to 10,000 ft, the temperature around 50 degrees, the barometric pressure at 22.00 in/hg and the relative humidity at 30%. What do you think happen to your load at these condition? You will need another BDC and so on and so forth.With 1/4 MOA Turret, all you need is a good ballistic program, like JBM, which you can get free in the internet. Make your ballistic card and with a decent rangefinder, you will be in business! You can make cards, specific to any area you care to hunt or shoot. With a calculator, you can modify the data in the field. I used to use these method effectively prior to switching to PC base ballistic program. Good Luck DF




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