Rifle Scopes Leupolds varmint retical

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Re: Leupolds varmint retical

Okay since no one seems to know let me ask if this would work.
Place a .10" ruler at exactly 100yards. Then look thru the scope to tell how many MOA each line was. Would this work for at least get me pretty close???
 

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Should work just fine! I have one of those around that I have not gotten a chance to do it. Keep me posted if you get any data.
 

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Thanks guys..i'll keep you posted. One more question..Is there any formula to figure out if I know the 2nd line is 1.8 MOA on 20x how much is it on say 10x..Would it be double?
 

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Double is correct. The field of view is larger, which the reticle stays the same size, so the same angle on the reticle covers more distance.

Note, however, that the power rings are often not accurately marked, so you'll want to check that yourself.
 

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So in theory if the power rings were correct. If I knew the MOA at 14x then I could figure the MOA on 20x. It would be 14x MOA divided by .7 correct
 

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No. Now you're going from a larger field of view to a smaller one.

Dividing by a number less than one gives you a bigger number, but your field of view is getting smaller, so the reticle covers less distance.

Multiply by 0.7.

Look, if you're really shooting varmints with a second focal-plane scope, trying to do so using holdovers at various powers is way too hard. You're going to miss a lot.

My recommendation is to get a laser rangefinder. Dial the elevation. Or buy a first focal-plane scope.

Notice my sig. It's there because I'm over 60 years old, and I have a lot of experience trying to do things the hard way. I suggest that you learn from my experience.
 

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Lindy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

I have a lot of experience trying to do things the hard way.</div></div>

That's hilarious Lindy
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You have a good sense of humor,cracked me up! It's the best way to learn though aye.

Edit to say " not the most efficient though"


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