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Hello All,

 

I am new to this forum and from what I've seen thus far, it appears to be a great forum from the posts I've read!  I am in the process of selecting a scope for a Browning A-Bolt in .280 Remington.  Is anyone here familiar with the custom reticle offered by Leupold's custom shop which is set up for a specific cartridge?  I have read some good reviews on it in some magazines; however, I have also read posts in other forums that said they wouldn't bother with such a reticle.  I am debating between a Leupold VX-III 3.5-10x40 or the FX-III 6x42.  I could decide against the custom reticle and go with the B&C reticle on the variable but on the fixed I would have to go with the custom recticle.  I have also read some good reviews on the Zeiss Conquest scope.  I haven't looked at a Zeiss yet but of the other brands I've compared to the Leupold side by side, the Leupold had the best eye relief which is important to me. Also, I know the Leupold's rep for durability. 

 

I would appreciate any feedback I can get.

 

Thanks,

 

Randy

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Welcome aboard Randy. Go ahead and buy a Kahles American Hunter from samplelist.com. Make sure you get the TDS reticle. I got one and love it.Good Hunting.
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heya Randy,


I have a Leatherwood 1200. Was not the easiest  scope to set up , but if you set it up correctly it works pretty darn good. The glass is better then I expected too btw, I use Cannon L glass pretty much every day of the week so I am pretty picky about glass, I am not going to mistake the Leatherwood for an L lens but its better then I expected.

The best part of the Leatherwood is to a degree you can cam it to your own load setup. I dont think it is EVER going to be as accurate as your sight in mark but the system works pretty good Vietnam era Sniper scope.


Humm they dont sell the 1200 here is the closest I can find
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bah cant make a link ,  The closest they have here is the Camputer 6-24 LART scope


The diffrence in this and the 1200 seems to be the 1200 can be camed from 223-50 cal , and is a mildot scope 300-1200 meter range This one has Caps and the 1200 has knobs.
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Randy-- any of those systems would work well once the subtensions of the reticle r correlated well with the trajectory.

 

If u decide to go with the FX-III, the simple Duplex provides a great 1-stadia ballistic (and ranging) reticle @ 4.3 MOA to lower post tip. That oughtta get u out there aways, as well as providing excellent windage reference as well.

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Thanks to all for your feedback!  Upon further review of many posts in this great forum, I have decided to keep things simple (less to think about) and go with the Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 scope with the Z-Plex reticle.  I looked at one in the store a couple days ago and I was impressed with the glass.  I just ordered the scope from SWFA a few minutes ago. Can't wait to get the scope and set it up.

 

Thanks Again!

 

Randy 

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