BDC or Mil Dot?

Discussion in 'Modern Firearms' started by Ataulbe1, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

    Oct 27, 2017
    Estill County
    What's your preference?
  2. EastKYHardwoodHunter

    EastKYHardwoodHunter 6 pointer

    Mar 4, 2018
    nikoplex which they don’t make anymore. BDC is useless where I hunt. Lucky to see 100 yards so bdc isn’t practical for me
  3. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

    Nov 16, 2013
    Northern Kentucky
    I’m partial to the Nikon monarch bdc.
  4. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

    Jul 1, 2018
  5. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 10 pointer

    Jan 1, 2018
    Cynthiana, Ky
    So which do you guys prefer, I’ve already watched both those videos and still can’t make my mind up. I’m not opposed to buying a rangefinder so factor that in but I now have the option to either BDC or mill dot. The 0P and myself just purchased the same Vortx viper and thanks to the great Internet technology of screwing things up I Have to drive to Lexington and pick up in store but could get whichever one I want, I’ve posted before I’m kind of new to this scope game and not sure which reticle would benefit me more for Deer, Coyote plus some bench shooting with fil
  6. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    No preference for me. I've probably only shot at 1 deer past 100 yards so I don't do a lot of long range shooting.
  7. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

    Feb 20, 2011
    the swamps of western KY
    I don’t need that type set up where I hunt. All the deer I’ve shot over the last 8 years or so have been within 100 yards - most under 50. I’d say the vast majority of folks hunting in KY wouldn’t use it if they had it.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019
  8. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

    Jan 26, 2009
    northern ky
    I do alot of long range hunting for deer and I never use a bdc I use a range finder and sight my guns high at a hundred so I know we're to hold.
    In the last 10 yrs all my deer except for last yrs mz buck have been takin from 200 to 427 yrds, all one shot kills.
  9. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 10 pointer

    Nov 20, 2009
    Clay County
    Ive got 2 spots where i can really reach out to something..but every time ive killed something at either spot..its been under 50 yards lol
  10. Teach Deer

    Teach Deer 8 pointer

    Aug 4, 2013

    It somewhat depends on what you are shooting too (rifle and caliber)... I have used Mil-dot reticles on my primary hunting rifles for years... An average KY deer is about 3 ft to the you can do the range estimations ahead of time and mark them on a well as predict the bullet drop...the focal planes absolutely make a difference as SFP (second focal plane) scopes only function accurately on highest magnification (which is not really that big a deal)...FFP (first focal plane) scopes function at all magnifications, though the crosshair gets larger with magnification and can cause a subtention issue at distance...

    Once you get use to a mil-dot, they are hard to walk away from... My crossbow scope is a BDC type and is very accurate as well...

    My longest shot was only 275 yards across a SE KY strip the mil-dot was beneficial... My second longest shot was 200 yards with a shotgun at Ft Knox (because of the trajectory the BDC scope on it was really beneficial)...
  11. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    Aug 23, 2011
    I missed a yote at 300 yards a few years ago, so I bought a Nikon with the BDC. Love it. I doubt I'll ever kill a deer with it using anything other than the cross hairs, but I'll have that option if need be.
  12. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

    Sep 11, 2009
    Evicted from Aintry'
    I think my longest shot was 340 yards. Frontal shot so I held up on the throat. Regular old +.
  13. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

    Nov 10, 2004
    The OC
    I've got quite a few BDC scopes, but I never use them. I just use the ol' tried and true method of sighting in my scopes to be 2" high @ 100 yards.
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  14. jblack1

    jblack1 10 pointer

    Dec 13, 2005
    Science Hill
    When my son shot 300 BO,
    I used BDC top center was 100 yds,
    next circle down was 50 yds,
    bottom circle was 25 yds. dead on the money

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