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Hi,

I'm thinking of buying a Leupold FX-II 6x36 LR Duplex.  The only thing keeping me from doing so is that I want to know where the dots are so I can decide if they'll be at all useful in my application. Since this is a fixed power scope, the dots should be at some fixed MOA down from center.  Does anybody know what the spec is?

I can't, for the life of me, find this information on the web or in Leupold manuals.  I've sent email to Leupold but thought I'd also try asking here.  

Thanks, in advance, for any information you might have.
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This is @ 7x for the LR Duplex.
MOA:

300 Yard Dot (Distance from Center)  2.19

400 Yard Dot (Distance from Center) 4.80

Center to Bottom Picket Tip Spacing (500 Yards) 7.82

 

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Thanks!  Where did you find that?

Is the LR reticle the same for all the Leupold scopes of the same tube diameter, so that all I need to do is multiply your MOAs by 7x/6x?

300 yard dot: 2.56 MOA?
400 yard dot: 5.60 MOA?
Picket Tip: 9.12 MOA?
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http://www.leupold.com/resources/downloads/BAS_Inst_Man_02Jun08.pdf
The moa does change with magnification. You could interpolate for 6X using the values given for any of the scopes using the minimum and maximum magnifications. It will get you close where using 6X will not be accurate with their reticle.
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Thanks for the link.  It looks like they design the LR Duplex reticle so that it's always 2.19 MOA for the 300yd dot and always 4.80 MOA for the 400yd dot, at highest magnification.  This is true for the 2-7x at 7x, for the 3-9x at 9x, and the 4-12x at 12x.  Therefore, I suppose it's safe to assume that they'd put them at the same MOA for the 6x fixed.
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I would say you are good to go with that, verify on target of course...
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I really like the long range duplex on the fixed 6x leupolds.  One has to remember that even within one specific caliber  say 30-06  different weight bullets and different manufacturers bullets do travel at different velocity and have different ballistic coefficient.  Here is the deal though. Pick your bullet what ever you like that shoots well from that twist of barrel. Zero the rifle at 200 yds  take it to 300 and see where it hits there if its  2 inches high or 2 inches low so what as long as you know where it will hit at that 300 yds with that 300 yd mark with a fixed power scope and the same ammo it will always strike the same.  KEEP NOTES.  take it to 400 and repeat  KEEP NOTES  take it to 500 and repeat.  So long as you know the distance usually by the help of a rangefinder and you know where it should hit based on your practice at the range you should be quite deadly.  
 
Also keep in mind that a mil dot reticle can be used the same way as a balistic reticle and that first focal plane scopes like the Super Sniper 3-9x42 Mil Quad will work the same as a fixed power scope hold over marks always represent the same thing, but at any power because the scope is first focal plane. The tactical knobs allow you to dial in precisely or to have custom engraved knobs from Kenton Industries marked in hundred yard marks .

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