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Hi Folks:

Brand new to Forum and I already like what I see.

I have a question for you:

I just took possession of a Bushmaster Varminter and am considering a Nikon Monarch 4-12 by 40mm scope but can't seem to make up my mind on which reticle to use.

I am mostly a paper puncher but will occasionally shoot groundhogs out of the neighbor's fields.  I have a laser range finder so will usually have a good idea of my yardage and the shooting range I use has a 300 yard limit.

I have access to handloads so can tailor make loads to adapt to the scope capability.

I would like opinions on the mil-dot reticle vs. the bullet drop compensator.

Thanks in advance- will enjoy the discussion as always.


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I tried the 3-12 BDC on my Tikka 308 for this past deer season
while the circles were "on" I didn't really like the reticle in a hunting situation
I was on one hunt and was trying to thin out some does for a friend's place
I was going to take a shot on a doe, a neck shot from a steady rest lasered at 250 yards
so, I was "between the circles" to to speak
I could have taken the shot on a heart/lung shot but just like a clean neck shot on a "meat deer" if you know what I mean...

off it went the next day...

I think I could take a more precise shot with say the reticle on the Burris BPLX reticle

btw, I just revamped my AR with a custom Sabre upper with a 16" middy stainless barrel and am going to run a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14 on it

I like the glass of course and with the resettable turrets I can set a zero at 100 yards and quickly get to whatever yardage I want

I was just out testing at dusk with it and feel confident I could pop a squirrel at 300 yards with it (scope, haven't started shooting the upper as it just arrived today)
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I used an new 6-24-50 with bdc recticle and dropped an elk at 375yrds in 1 shot. I like it.
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Thanks for that. I guess I'll try the bdc- at worst I can surely find something that it will work on or maybe have they excuse to buy the perfect gun to fit the scope.
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Welcome to The OT, Greg.
 
Here's a link to a review of sorts I did using the BDC and a .308.
Kind of long winded Embarrased, but I hope some it will help you.
 
Here's another one.
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You never can get enough info on something you love to do.
Thanks for the welcome.
This is the stuff I signed onto the board for.

Thanks again.
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 I'm a mil-dot man myself ... but what should be told is neither one will guarantee a kill . Too many variables in the field . It's a hit /miss  on your selected kill point chance at best .... you older boys know what I'm saying . Anytime you put the human variance factor in instead of direct on the spot crosshairs = good luck .
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