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I have a Weatherby Vanguard chambered in the above.  I have been looking at scopes on riflescope.com and am leaning towards the Burris 6.5-20x50 Fullfield 2 rifle scope with the ballistic mil-dot.  I need the high power for long range shooting because I don't see as well as I did when I was younger.  Would like to know from someone who has one of these scopes or the ballistic plex or the LRS ballistic plex if they work.

 

 

Also, would like to hear from someone about the Aimpoint and Super Sniper scopes and which one would be best for my rifle, if at all.  I am not familiar with these scopes.

 

Thanks, gltb  

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Welcome to the forum!  Great place to get info!  If you  haven't already read it then check out the post on the new Super Sniper Variables comming out.
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So, the SS is not available in a variable yet?
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The 4.8-20X42 SS is supposed to be the first one comming out around Halloween.
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Do you own a SS scope?

If so, do you still have to use a range finder to determine the distance of your target?

What I am looking for is a scope that has an automatic, (for lack of a better word), range finder.

I want to be able to shoulder my 7 mag and in a split second be able to determine distance and shoot at the game.

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I don't own an SS YET!  But as soon as the new 4.8-20X42 is out I will.  About the "automatic range finder"...well someone else who knows more about that will have to tell you.  But there is no kind of electronic range finder or anything in the SS just a mil-dot reticle which can be used to range distances if you know how it works, but thats more for the military who range "people" as their targets.  If your really good and know what your doing then there are ways to range game if you know which areas to bracket in the mil-dots but that depends on the target and shooter i guess.  There  are supposed to be new reticle designs comming out for the new SS line but nothing has really been said about what kinds.  Someone else here will be able to better explain how the mil-dot system works and help you out more.
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Ok, thanks.

The only scope I know of on the market that has the "automatic range finder" is the Shepherd scope.  It has circles that an 18" avearge deer will fit in.  You zero it at 100 yds or 200 yds or wherever you prefer and then each bubble after that goes up a 100 yds up to 1,000 yds.  You fit the deer in the bubble that is closest.  The issue I have found out is that sports stores in my area have quit selling them because they stated they could not get the manufacturer to back the scopes whenever there were problems with the scope.

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The Burris Ballistic Plex works perfectly.  Here is what it would be like for your caliber.

 

 

Just sight it in 1.3" high at 100 and it will be dead on at 400 and 3" high at 600.

 

Unless you are familiar with dialing your elevation and windage knobs for bullet drop and unless you know how to use a mil-dot reticle I would not consider the SS over the Burris you have already selected.

 

Forget about the Aimpoint, they are mainly for extreme close range.

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Gonelike-- take a good look at the Burris reticle above, it can easily act as a ranging tool with a little more work than the Shepherds or Springfields. U can easily establish a reticle ranging system for it to act as a max. point blank range tool by adjusting the magnification of the scope, and bracket 18" for deer, or whatever size target your attempting to shoot at between selected line stadia. U can also use the reticle as a ranging tool by adapting the mil-ranging formula for it at highest magnification, and once practiced is almost as quick as the circle systems. But it takes a little work, and time to study the system. Details are right here--

 

www.ottllc.com/specialtypistols/sp20.pdf

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Thanks Chris and sscoyote, I'll check this out.
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Chris, what's the difference between the Burris ballistic plex and the Burris mil-dot?  Thanks.

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Chris, what information can you give me on the Shepherd scope, good or bad?

Also, want your personal opinion on the Shepherd scope, thanks.

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Both reticles have bullet drop reference on the 6 o'clock post but the Ballistic Mil Dot has mil dots on the other three segments of the reticle.

 

Don't know much about Shepherd as I have never used one.  We no longer take them on trade though because in the past they have been very difficult to get rid of.

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Chris, which in your opinion is best suited for deer hunting at long ranges.  The Burris ballistic plex or the Burris ballistic mil-dot, thanks.
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For me the Ballistic Plex.  I use a range finder to determine range and seldom have time to use the mil dots for rangeing...plus the Ballistic Mil Dot is more cluttered.

 

 

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Get a laser rangefinder and be done with the guessing!
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That's the reason I am discussing this.  Trying to take the guessing out of it.  Trying to keep from having to buy a rangefinder.

I am trying to figure out if there is a scope on the market that when I am hunting and I see a deer at say 450 yards if I can shoulder my rifle and by looking through the scope determine the distance, adjust and fire.  Of course this would take practice at the range.

I don't think there is a scope on the market that can do this.

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There is not right now but will be soon.  I just returned from a hunt with Burris and was able to play with their new laser range finding riflescope equipped with the Ballistic Plex reticle.  We should see several laser range finding scopes hit the market next year from at least three companies.  That's the good news, the bad news is they will be running close to a grand and they are pretty large.
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