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Hello, Im new to this forum, and would like some advice. I have recently bought an Ar-15 chambered for the wildcat cartrage .300 whisper. It shoots heavy subsonic bullets out to 500 yards. I am looking for some quality optics with ether mil-dot, or some other kind of range estimation rectical for it, and saw at a leupold mk 4, but was looking for something a bit more on the less expensive side. I saw the Leatherwood camputer ART scope, but im not sure it will work for my cartrage. Can anyone help, and dose anyone else have experiance with this cartrage. Any advive will be MUCH apriciated. Thanks

Bill  

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A whisper is a 22 fireball necked up to 30 caliber, and is less ballistic efficient than a 7.6 x 39 AK. If you think an AK is marginal at 300 yds cut that in half and you have a whisper. Virtually no subsonic cartridge is good at 300 yds. especially when it's subsonic at the muzzle. The whisper is best when used with a silencer inside closed quarters and as such is probably better than a 9mm. The rainbow on this cartridge's trajectory would require some serious shimming to the rear mount to get enough "lift" on the end of the barrel to put it on target at 500yds.
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500 yards from a Whisper (subsonic) will be a stretch - to say the least.
Subsonic ballistics get ugly as hell at range, but...


What is your budget for an optic?  My recommendation is FFP with at least 5 mils of drop on the reticle, 15 is better, especially if you plan to punch paper from afar.

My experience has been with the IOR 2.5-10 FFP and the SS1-4.  I'd set the gun up and play with it before investing heavily in a long-range optic (as I think you'll be disappointed in the 500-yard performance, if you can get out that far.)

A great option would be the SS3-9 with new diamond reticle.  The mil dot will work but isn't ideal (since you will be using small portions of a mil allot) and the elevation range is generous - which your Whisper will need.)
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Try the Bushnell Trophy XLT (shotgun scope) with DOA 200 reticle which works perfect for the 300 Whisper/Blackout baseball trajectory
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How exactly are you using the DOA 200 reticle?  Which hash mark are you using for zero and at what distance, and to what distances do the other marks correspond?

 
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