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Greetings all,

 

This is my first post so forgive me if this has already been covered. (I ran a search but couldn't find anything related.) My question is, when using a Leupold MK 4 LR/T for range estimation, should the scope be at 10x? (I have a 3.5-10x Mil-dot). I believe the reticle is in the second focal plane as it does not appear to change when the magnification is changed. The manual reads that if the reticle is in the second focal plane then the highest magniifcation should be used for ranging. I know, your saying ..ok..so whats your question...Well what threw me off was the manual reads" if the reticle is installed in the second focal plane it is calibrated to a specific magnification." I emailed Leupold about four weeks ago with this question (what if any is the specific calibration) and they have yet to answer. I did some mil-dot ranging at 10x and then verified the range with my Leica (got a great deal at SWFA!) I was +/- only a few yds. Just wanted to be sure that I wasn't missing anything. I appreciate any help/ suggestions you could send my way.

 

Thanks in advance,

Mike  

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Hello Mikes

 

Yes 10x or very near the 10x mark is the correct setting.

You can set up a target with measured marks and pin-point

and scribe a exact mark on your scope.

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jjohnson@leupold.com

 

Jerod Johnson is the  West Coast Tactical Leupold Rep so if you send him an e-mail you will be more likely to get an answer as lots of e-mail gets sent to Leupold and they may not have time to sort through all of it. 

 

It is significantly more likely that 10x is the correct setting than anything else because it makes sense to mill range at the highest magnification to allow you to be most precise reagrding how many tenths of a mill something might be  ex: 2.3 mil would be more precise than say about  2& 1/2 mil which might not appear significantly different at 3.5x but at 10 X might be more easily read.

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Thank you both for the reply and helpful info.

 

Mike

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