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I am a 60 year old hunter and do not target shoot other that to be sure my guns are properly sighted in at 200 yard zero and I know where to aim at 300 yards.
I own 2 Leupold VX-3 4.5x14x40 with the CDS dial and 1 with the Boone & Crockett reticle.
I also have a Zeiss Conquest 3x9x40 with the Z-plex.
I have to say that I am happy with all of the above.
Question - I have a NIB .280 Remington that needs a scope. I will probably use it for whitetail in South Texas with shots up to 300 yards. I might also take it Antelope hunting although I already have a .270 which would be fine.
I plan to either buy another VX-3 or Zeiss in the 4.5x14 power.
Would you recommend the CDS, Boone & Crockett, or just plain old Duplex?
The more I shoot, hunt, read reviews and think the more I am leaning towards a Duplex.
A gun sighted in at 200 yards should only be 6" low at 300 yards and that is still in the hair on a deer.
 
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That all works fine until the deer of a lifetime pops up at 400 yds.  A man should own a rangfinder and if you are comfortable with the CDS system dialing in correction is the most precise means of compensating for trajectory and wind.    It also may help to now that custom engraved knobs to compensate for trajectory can be  had from Kenton Industries for a variety of scopes including the Zeiss target knobs.
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For shots out to 300 I agree with you on the duplex.  The Leupold duplex is a little thicker (the thin wires), than the Conquest duplex so I'd pick the VX3. No dots, hashes, or dials necessary for this application.  I routinely sight in my rifles with no CDS 3" high at 100.  MPBR is 345 yards with my 7mag, dead on at about 265.  As you said, hold on hair, not air all day long.  I've probably killed almost 60 deer with this setup.  
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What is MPBR?
I can't remember off hand.
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