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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-03-2015, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Just put a leupold vx1 LR (3x9 40mm) duplex redical on my 30-06 im curious if anyone has used that scope with that caliber and what yards they zeroed the scope at and the yardage difference between redicals? I'm sure it changed depending on the power is set at but I was just curious to the yardage difference on the redicals
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2015, 11:51 AM
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What you zero the scope at is more a function of your hunting style. I have no need for anything more than a 100-yard zero here due to conditions for deer, as I'm not sheep or goat hunting or long range sniping at anything. What are you hunting and in what terrain?

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Well the caliber is a good one and the scope is well built. I still believe that for 90% of deer hunters and me also, groups set a 1"high at 100 yds is a good rule of thumb. Good luck with getting it sighted.
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Just put a leupold vx1 LR (3x9 40mm) duplex redical on my 30-06 im curious if anyone has used that scope with that caliber and what yards they zeroed the scope at and the yardage difference between redicals? I'm sure it changed depending on the power is set at but I was just curious to the yardage difference on the redicals
Mdhunt101, here is a link to a Leupold pdf file that explains the Ballistic Aiming System.

If you set a scope on 3 power and shoot at a 100 yard target and you're dead on at 100 yards, you will not change accuracy by increasing the power from 3 to 4 or 5 or 6 or so on.
"Zooming in" only reduces your filed of view (which is the width amount of field you see at 3x vs. 4x, 5x, 6x, etc....)

Hope this helps.

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