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Does anybody use Leupold's Boone and Crockett Reticle?


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#1 grandslam

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 02:28 PM

So I was thinking of picking up another VX3 and wondered if anybody here had used the Boone and Crockett reticle. It seems to me like if it worked, it would be pretty handy.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 03:11 PM

I have several of the Varmint Reticles and they work well.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:13 AM

I have a 6.5-20 with a Varmint reticle. It's sure impressive but I'm wondering why I got it. Most of the shooting I do is under 100 yards. For a long range prairie dog gun it might be okay, tho. Now all I need to do is drive a thousand miles to find a prairie dog.
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:47 AM

I have the same one and I like it, but I still dial my turrets for serios shooting. I find dialing a lot more accurate for me.
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 11:44 AM

All I do these days is call predators. Although I will go after antelope if I get a tag (doubtful) I quit hunting big game a long time ago. I also don't hunt rabbits and squirrels anymore, either. I got the scope for a 22-250 that I use as a target rifle and the fine reticle is nice for target work. That tactical stuff is pretty much wasted on me.
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 11:44 AM

Go ground squirrel hunting Moe. They have Belding ground squirrels in both upper California and in Oregon. That's what I use those scopes for.

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 09:22 AM

Got 1 on my new Tikka and have never fired it yet :(

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:54 AM

John........I've killed hundreds of the things. Remember...I lived in California, too. I just don't bother them anymore.
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:15 AM

I have several of the Varmint Reticles and they work well.

John, how accurate is the reticle, I know that it is desinged for a specific caliber "characteristic", that seems pretty vague to me. I think the boone and crocket is supposed to work fairly well with the 270 and 3006, but I dont want to look at the extra lines if they arent anywhere close.....know what I mean.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:21 AM

I've got mine all set on top of .223's and they work very well. I still don't really trust the windage as their stated distance. But then I'm a Kentucky windage person and the marks are a solid reference point.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:54 PM

John, how accurate is the reticle, I know that it is desinged for a specific caliber "characteristic", that seems pretty vague to me. I think the boone and crocket is supposed to work fairly well with the 270 and 3006, but I dont want to look at the extra lines if they arent anywhere close.....know what I mean.

B&C reticle will be fine with any flat shooting centerfire rifle to within reasonable hunting distances!!! say no more than 400 yards. Beyond that, you need to verify to make sure your bullet drops matched the reticle subtention.
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