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    Posted: August/08/2022 at 21:01
I’m trying to help out my kid a little. He purchased a Browning X-bolt in .270 Winchester for deer/antelope hunting in western Nebraska. He wants to set it up for shooting out to 400 yds. From a little research we feel we can get a point blank zero set up for an 8” target and not have to do anything more than hold on the target out to 300. So he doesn’t need much of a bdc reticle.
What would be your suggestions in the 4-12x range and around 40mm objective in the under $500 range.
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I always sighted in my 270 (for that matter---everything) to shoot three inches high at a hundred.

So with that you would have a point-blank range of about 275 yards. You'd need to hold a little low for animals at 100 yards...at 200 yards you'd be shooting about 4 inches high so again you would need to hold a little low...but the bullet would be approx Zero at 275...and a few inches low at 400...

You'd have to shoot at some targets at all those ranges to verify where you're shooting.

I never bothered with BDCs....although I know that it seems like everyone these days are dialing up and down....and that works too.




 
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Originally posted by mil169 mil169 wrote:

I’m trying to help out my kid a little. He purchased a Browning X-bolt in .270 Winchester for deer/antelope hunting in western Nebraska. He wants to set it up for shooting out to 400 yds. From a little research we feel we can get a point blank zero set up for an 8” target and not have to do anything more than hold on the target out to 300. So he doesn’t need much of a bdc reticle.
What would be your suggestions in the 4-12x range and around 40mm objective in the under $500 range.
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I used to work the oilfield out in Western Nebraska. Harrison....and I knew some folks in Wyoming who had a tiny, teeny ranch over in McCook....(a paltry 6,000 acres) and I was over there on that ranch....I liked Nebraska....I got stuck in a big snowdrift once out there on the way to a drilling rig and some nice feller pulled me out.....








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Haven’t been to Harrison yet, but we were close about a month ago. Went out to see the boy and stopped at Fort Robinson before heading up to Deadwood.
Not much out there……
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Run a balistic chart with drop shown in MIL then use the mildots as if they were a BDC reticle zero it at 200  Keep in mind that when you reduce the power lower than 16x the dots do not represent the same thing like they would in a first focal plane scope. Do some testing on the range at known distances with different magnifications and make notes.  Of buy a First Focal Plane mil based scope.

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Originally posted by mil169 mil169 wrote:

Haven’t been to Harrison yet, but we were close about a month ago. Went out to see the boy and stopped at Fort Robinson before heading up to Deadwood.
Not much out there……

I love it out there. I've been to Fort Robinson and Chadron...and all around. It's like Eastern Wyoming.
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Good luck to the op, hope he got some answers to what he was looking for.
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I would like to know how the Athlon, Leupold and Vortex scopes mentioned compare. There are so many players in the rifle scope market it is hard these days.
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