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Discussion in 'Modern Firearms' started by Ataulbe1, Aug 13, 2019.
What's your preference?
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
I’m partial to the Nikon monarch bdc.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 shoulders...so you can do the range estimations ahead of time and mark them on a card...as 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 job...so 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)...
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.
I think my longest shot was 340 yards. Frontal shot so I held up on the throat. Regular old +.
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.
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