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Im a relative newb and shopping for a high magnification optic as a range toy for my 308 Remmy 700 LTR. Seems I cant afford a mil/mil scope at $500 and I dont want a Mil reticle paired with MOA turrets. 


So anyways Im considering the vortex BDC reticle on the 6.5-20x50 viper which, unlike the Mil dot reticle has its subtensions at varying distances. like the first hash mark on the bottom is 1.5moa from the reticle, then 4.5, 7.5, and 11moa. How is this useful/consistent/easy to use? Should I just try to get by with the standard reticle?



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Also...it says the subtensions are correct at the highest mag....thats 20x. seems even more useless?
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I don't know how useless it is, but being SFP it is only subtended at 20x.  Of course the subtensions are just doubled at 10x.
 
I have used the Dead Hold BDC in the field, and found it to be a good BDC style reticle, and i like the MOA subtensions for calculating drops.
 
I do prefer hash style reticles overall. 
 
You might just want to look closely at the MIL/MIL SWFA variable coming out next week.  Pretty darn close to your price range, and has the FFP MIL/MIL you are looking for.
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