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I'm really torn between which reticle I want on my next scope between a mil-dot or BDC reticle from Nikon.  Its for a .22lr shooting subsonics anywhere from 25-150 yards. I've looked through them at a local store but wasn't able to go outside and look or get a good idea of how it will look in the field.  I'm wanting to see how pop can sized objects will look at verious distances in the circles at around 12-14X.  If anyone has one of these scopes and could take some pics around 50-150 yards that would be awesome.  Or any field pics at all would be nice.  I know its kind of a long shot but figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. 
 
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I don't have any pics but I think in my personal opinion you would be better off with a mildot on that caliber for those uses than the BDC.
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I have never tried taking pics thru a scope but I have a 4-12 that I will make the attempt with tomorrow.
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Here
This is the 50 yd shot
 
and this is the 100 Yd. Tomorrow I will get a couple of more at longer ranges. A Thunderstorm is about to hit and I am losing daylight.
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 This is at 402 Yds the coke bottle is just left of the top circle.It is close to the same size.


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well Nikon finally got off there duff. www.nikonhunting. they have a cecent ballistic program for there BDC.
 
 Funny I like Nikons BDC in 3-9's, Promos,Prostaff. but do not really care for it in the 6-18 Buckmaster I have
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3_tens, Thank you very much for those pics! They helped give me a much better idea of what i'd be looking at compared to looking through the one in the store.  What magnification were those taken at?  I'm still having a hard time making up my mind about which reticle to get but i'm leaning towards a 4-16X42 Monarch.  Anyone else have an opinion on which reticle would work best? 

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According to the Nikon software for the 4-16X mildot,  the CCI subsonics that I use sighted in at 25 yards will hit the first dot at approximately 75 yards, second at 100, third at 125, and 4th at 150 with the scope set at 12X which is right around where I prefer my power for long range (for a 22lr) shooting and hunting in the field.  If the software is accurate that would very easy to remember in situations where I don't have time to adjust the turrets.  For the same scope at 12X with the BDC reticle it would be, 60 yards for the first circle, 70 yards for between the first and 2nd, 80 for the 2nd, 90 for between the second and third, 100 for the 3rd, 110~ for between the third and forth, and 130 for the 4th. 
 
This is all assuming that the software is accurate and I know that in either case I'll have to do my own testing, but I don't want to spend $450~ on a scope and then find out that I would rather have got it with the other reticle.  The mildot seems like the safer solution and maybe better for target shooting as well, but the BDC looks like it will accomidate a wider variety of ranges.  I just can't make up my mindSay What  This will be the most expensive scope I've bought to date so I don't wanna make a regretful purchase.
 
Thanks again for the pics 3_tens.
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This was all shot at 12X it is the 4-12X-40. Getting the camera alined with the rifle scope for the pictures is a lot harder than I thought it would be.
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Those are some Nice pics you took Lile, good job
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Yeah, well done on those pictures.
 
I have a 3-9x40 Buckmaster BDC and I do love that reticle.  I use it on a .308 and I still have to do quite a bit of testing with my loads and ranges, but so far I really like it.
 
I highly recommend the Nikon BDC. 
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I have had this scope for 2 years and it has never been mounted because I don't like the reticle. I can usually judge to within 3' out to 300 yds. Over that as can be seen by the 400 yds pic the Circle is about 14" in height. I want to know closer than that. With the Burris or Vortex the 500 yd dot, (when shooting a 55 Gr 223) will be 5' above impact. A (270 Win with 150 gr will be dead on.   500 yd I know exactly how to aim. with either of these. To be somewhere in 17.5" circle is not good enough for me. It sure will not hit Pd's
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Well, after reading other threads about the BDC reticle it seems as though there are more people that were disappointed with it than happy, so I think that I'm going to go with the mildot to be safe.  I may eventually put it on my .22-250 and start using the turrets and put the ballistic-plex on the 22lr.  Who knows.  It'll be a little while longer before I get the scope, so we'll see what happens by then.  I'll be sure to give a little review over whatever scope I do end up going with even though it won't quite be up to par with any of cheaptrick or koshkins reviews. 

Thanks to all for the advice. 
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I have the BDC in a prostaff 3x9 and in my Buckmaster 4.5-14  I like the prostaff better it seams like it is a little thinner. could just be my eyes.. 
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