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Topic: BDC reticles
Posted By: Lurchernz
Subject: BDC reticles
Date Posted: February/06/2008 at 21:12
Thinking about buying a scope with a BDC reticle and mounting on a 7mm rem mag, wsm or saum. The idea being to use the reticle out to 500 metres or less, in the field.

The 3 options within my price range would be

Monarch with nikon BDC
vxIII with boone and crockett
conquest with rapid Z

I already have a 3.5-10x44  conquest and a monarch 3-9X40 both with plex reticles and I like both of these scopes, but I'd be equally happy with a VXIII.

I'd  be looking at a 3-9X40 or 3.5-10X44 sized scope, with a 1 inch tube.

I like the look of the boone and crocket reticle best, it looks like it would be good for low light. The nikon has no windage bars, but I've heard that these are not reliable anyway.

Has anyone tried these reticles and if so can they share their thoughts/experiences?




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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: February/07/2008 at 03:43
http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=9089 - http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=9089
Here is some informal testing I've done with the Nikon BDC.


Posted By: lucytuma
Date Posted: February/07/2008 at 17:10
I'm not a big fan of any range finding reticle, though I believe i'm in the minority.  I've always used some sort of the plex retilce for the the last 20yrs. and am to bull-headed to try anything else.


Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: February/11/2008 at 08:33

BDC rock

 
It would be a nice and would work out well.
 


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Posted By: trigger29
Date Posted: February/11/2008 at 09:01
Rapid-z kicks a$$. Great glass for the $$, bright enough to see all the marks by legal light, clear, and reticle works as advertised. What more could you need?

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Posted By: trigger29
Date Posted: February/11/2008 at 09:12
Oh also forgot. Welcome to the OT. Other members here are very experienced and knowledgeable. They will help you with any thing they can.

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Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: February/11/2008 at 10:28
Well i will tell you this as myself and other members have found the the BDC reticals are right on also with very clear glass for a better price you really can't beat it unlees you like the name your going to pay for.
 
But hey thats just me and a few others..
 


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Posted By: Lurchernz
Date Posted: February/11/2008 at 12:49
I've done a bit of reading about the nikon BDC and it seems that some people think that that the reticle/circles are two thick/big. I was leaning towards the nikon because of the price but am unsure because of the reticle issue.......................


Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: February/11/2008 at 14:16
yeah you might have read where I said they were to think, But a 5 shot group @100 yards a dime will cover isn't to bad.I would like the cross thinner but it isn't TOO thick to be able to shoot nice groups. I really do think this was a well thought out scope.
 
 


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Posted By: Lurchernz
Date Posted: February/11/2008 at 15:35
So sticking the circle over a deers chest at 500 or so yards isn't a worry? sorta hard to imagine how that works out without trying it


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: February/11/2008 at 15:56
http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=4029 - http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=4029
 
The SWFA gang were hitting cans of shaving cream out to 500 yards using the BDC reticle.


Posted By: Treestand56
Date Posted: February/11/2008 at 16:52
Monarch if money is a problem
Conquest if you want to smile every time you pull the trigger (unless YOU miss)
III if you have too but with the varmint, not the B&C

Treestand56



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