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I have a .243 that does it all - I hunt whitetails, varmints and shoot some paper with buddies (often from long range). I am looking for the scope
which best fits all these applications. I wish I could get a TDS or ballistic plex reticle in a Zeiss Conquest - it would seem the best combination of
optic quality for the money with a really versatile reticle. I would like to keep from breaking the bank as this is not my #1 whitetail rifle. I am
contemplating something in the Burris Fullfield II to Signature range with a ballistic plex reticle.

Any other suggestions?

How do you like the lower end Kahles with TDS? I thought I might look into one on the sample list. Are the optics up there with the rest of the
Euros?

Thanks for any suggestions!

This is a really nice forum. I have learned a lot here.

God bless,

DJ
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Kahles is good, but for the money, I prefer the Conquest.  Personally, I am not a huge fan of the holdover reticles.  You can do the same thing with a standard scope if you know how it shoots.  For example, I know that with a 2" high zero at 100 yards I am good out to 300yards.  That may or may not be true for you.  My point is, shoot your rifle, know where it hits and you don't need a holdover reticle.

 

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I agree, out to 300 yards there is no need for a holdover reticle. Much beyond that distance it turns into guesswork for me. I shot a hog at
almost 500 yards with my 300 win mag, but only after I shot under the first hog at that range and got a Kentucky windage read and knew to hold
higher on the next shot. This was with my regular duplex Leupold.

I had used standard duplexes for years, but when I started shooting long range with some guys with mil dots and ballistic plex reticles, there was
no contest on accuracy.

I put a Burris FFII on my 223 a while back, and it turned that gun from a very accuracte 300 yard gun into a very accurate 400 yard gun.

I shoot a lot and know my guns pretty well, my top 3 guns are tack driving boss equipped Browning A bolts with the triggers set as close to the
same as I could get them. I shoot the 223 all the time, the 243 and 300 win mag pretty regularly, but I guess I am just not skilled enough to
guess holdover much over 300 yards. I do use a laser rangefinder for distances if there is time.

In addition to my own hunting, I guide some and cull lots of does and management bucks on a couple of ranches in South Texas (as well as
shooting hogs and varmints) and there are lots of times it would really be nice to be confident out to 400 to 600 yards in hunting situations.
This is why I am looking to upgrade to good, bright hunting optics with some type of holdover reticle.

I really would appreciate feedback on the best options for these applications.

Thanks!

DJ
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Sorry for the strange formatting. I tried to figure out how to clean it up, but in edit it shows normal paragraphs while the post and preview come
out with all these wierd sentence breaks. I know it makes it hard to read. Any advice on how to fix this?

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If you don't mind spending the money, I would get the Kahles multi-zero. 

 

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You can have the bulletdrop compensators installet on all Zeiss scopes.

I can also be installed on all Smith u Bender scopes.

 

Why not stick to a standard scope with a bulletdrop compensator.

I heavaly dislikes overhold and its very difficult to always know how much 10" is on 300 yards..........

Regards Håkan

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