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I have an old M8 4x33, and at 100 yards the crosshairs totally obscure a 1 inch target paster. I think I could bring my accuracy up a little bit if I changed out to a fine duplex, just so I could resolve my target better.
 
I was wondering if anybody knows how many MOA the leupold fine duplex would cover on a 4x power setting. Is the plain non duplex crosshair finer?
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According to the 2008 Leupold catalog (https://www2.leupold.com/resources/downloads/08_catalog_English.pdf) this should be close.
 
The standard Duplex covers about 0.5-0.6" @ 100 yards @ 4x
The Fine Duplex covers about 0.3-0.4" @ 100 yards @ 4x
 
I would think the plain cross hair will be the same as the narrow part of the Fine Duplex.
 
I personally do not care for the standard Duplex offered by Leupold and much prefer their Fine Duplex.  To me, the size difference seems greater than listed above but this is what their catalog lists for subtensions on their current reticles.  Your M8 may have a slightly thicker reticle than the standard Duplex also.
 
Honestly though, if you really want to improve accuracy at 100 yards maybe a higher power scope is in order Big%20Smile.
 
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Thanks for the info. I'm pretty sure my reticle has a slightly thicker duplex than that, b/c I literally lose a 1 inch paster behind the crosshairs at 100 yards. Also, would leupold change reticles on a discontinued model?
 
As far as higher magnification, I dropped my Burris 6-24x AO on it, just for grins. That'll show me if its the limitations of the gun, the scope, or the shooter at the 100 yard line.
 
If I can ever scrape up the money I'll stick a leupold 3-9x33 EFR on it, but for the sake of a good challenge I actually preffer the little 4x.
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Thanks for the info, Randy!
 
Welcome to Optics Talk to you both.
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Originally posted by aplaceinspace aplaceinspace wrote:

I have an old M8 4x33, and at 100 yards the crosshairs totally obscure a 1 inch target paster. I think I could bring my accuracy up a little bit if I changed out to a fine duplex, just so I could resolve my target better.
 
I was wondering if anybody knows how many MOA the leupold fine duplex would cover on a 4x power setting. Is the plain non duplex crosshair finer?
..........................Or you can simply modify your target a little.
 
I have a 1.5-5x20 VX3 w/ the German #4, in which the thinner reticle lines cover up 3.5" of target at 100 yards. I simply went to Office Depot and bought some large 5" bright yellow circle stick ons and placed them on the center of my existing targets for better target resolve and to maintain the same point of reference.
 
You can also buy a different target, which will better adapt to your reticle thickness and not lose any accuracy.......That beats buying a new scope especially if you don`t need to.............
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