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    Posted: October/10/2008 at 13:35

Burris Ballistic Plex Reticle

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Precision rangefinders, specialized rifles and more accurate ammunition have removed some of the variables in long-range shooting.  However, with a basic crosshair reticle, calculating hold-over is a mix of art, science and just plain luck.  Which is exactly why Burris developed the Ballistic Plex reticle.  The key is the copyrighted lower vertical crosshair.  With most common hunting cartridges, a shooter can use the reticle to compensate for bullet drop and aim dead-on at targets from 100 to 500 yards out.  The need for hold-over guesstimation is eliminated.   Using it is simple.  Start by sighting-in your rifle at 100 or 200 yards at your scope’s highest magnification.  Then, once you determine the distance to your target, select the appropriate ballistic line. A dd slight hold-over or hold-under for in-between yardages and take the shot.
 

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With the advent of laser rangefinders, more long range rifle designs, more accurate ammunition, more and more American sportsmen started pursuing long range marksmanship.  Vital to success in shooting at long distances is in how accurate one can judge hold-over.  So Burris has created a couple of trajectory compensating scope reticles to aid hunters in dramatically increasing their long range accuracy.  Prior to the Ballistic Plex reticle, in 1999 Burris introduced the Ballistic Mil-Dot reticle in a 6X-24X Signature Series scope, primarily with the varmint hunter in mind.  Although the Ballistic Mil-Dot was calibrated for flat shooting varmint loads, it also closely matched many Magnum big game cartridges and was popular in both varmint and big game circles.  Still, a considerable number of hunters asked for trajectory compensation in more moderate magnification scopes and for more traditional cartridges.  Also paramount was simplicity and an uncluttered view.  In the year 2000, Burris introduced the Ballistic Plex reticle.  Starting with a standard Plex reticle, two slight modifications were made.  Most obvious is the addition of ballistic reference lines to the lower vertical crosshair.  Less obvious is the thickening of the outer section of the crosshair with a slight taper from the center to the outside edge to aid in low light shooting.



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Technical Notes
 
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For more technical specs and for a calibration chart for your favorite caliber, click below for pdf file

Ballistic Plex Reticle

Calibration Charts
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Ballistic Mil-Dot Reticle

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This popular and versatile reticle enhances a standard Mil-Dot with a unique Burris design on the lower crosshair that automatically compensates for bullet drop. The calibration marks allow dead-on aiming from 100 to 600 yards for most common flat-shooting rifle cartridges. The additional Mil-Dot quadrants can be used to gauge distance and help compensate for wind drift.

The power ring has a calibration mark set at roughly 14 power which provides the trajectory compensation shown in the table. You can also alter the magnification and make your own calibration mark.
 
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Ballistic Mil-Dot Reticle

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A Burris Ballistic Plex or Ballistic Mil-Dot combined with the Perry-Systems Ballistic software is a combination that is almost cheating.
 
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