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Re: What to do about hold over?
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2021, 10:03:31 AM »
UTG's with the etched glass reticle are more than fine and budget friendly,... though you can still buy your way up even with them. Lot's of bang for the buck.
I agree Chris. UTG glass etched are my choice in that price range. If only the entire reticle were illuminated.  But in good lighting superb.
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Re: What to do about hold over?
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2021, 10:11:42 AM »
UTG's with the etched glass reticle are more than fine and budget friendly,... though you can still buy your way up even with them. Lot's of bang for the buck.
I agree Chris. UTG glass etched are my choice in that price range. If only the entire reticle were illuminated.  But in good lighting superb.

All of mine do light up fully,.. so not sure what you have. All mine are the mil-dot series. They did come out with one here recent that was basic cross hair and only the center dot lit up. Other than that, I do not know. 
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Re: What to do about hold over?
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2021, 10:14:54 AM »
UTG's with the etched glass reticle are more than fine and budget friendly,... though you can still buy your way up even with them. Lot's of bang for the buck.
I agree Chris. UTG glass etched are my choice in that price range. If only the entire reticle were illuminated.  But in good lighting superb.

All of mine do light up fully,.. so not sure what you have. All mine are the mil-dot series. They did come out with one here recent that was basic cross hair and only the center dot lit up. Other than that, I do not know.
I'll have to try one of those. Mine have the glass etched UMOA reticle. Only the center + is illuminated.

https://leapers.com/index.php?act=prod_detail&itemno=OP3-GM3124UMOA

UMOA RETICLE:

The MOA (UMOA) reticle features hash marks at MOA increments for precise bullet drop and wind drift compensation, as well as, range estimation. At 10X magnification at 100 yards, the reticle provides a 4 MOA (from end to end) center cross and equally distanced hash marks at 2 MOA increments all the way up to 50 MOA for holdover, 20 MOA for hold under, and 30 MOA on each side for wind drift. The center cross can be illuminated to assist aiming under different light conditions.
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Re: What to do about hold over?
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2021, 12:39:54 PM »
Different day, different rifle, different scope and rings.  I'm using a Vortex 4-12x40 scope here with adjustable rings.  I added 1mm of elevation to the back ring.  I'm a big fan of Vortex scopes and the reticle on this one is nice and thin.  Here's my groups from this morning.  Still my 100+ yds range, middle target is where I sighted in the scope and then I put 5 rounds in each of the corner targets.  I'm feeling better today.  ;)

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Re: What to do about hold over?
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2021, 12:46:29 PM »
Well that scope looks promising vs the one you were using.   You look on the  right track.


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Re: What to do about hold over?
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2021, 12:52:55 PM »
Very nice for 100 yards. Better than many.
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Re: What to do about hold over?
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2021, 03:37:19 PM »
I zero my 56th and 470th at 50 yards at the second upper mil dot so at 75 or 100 yards I don't have to use so much hold over. Seems to keep everything closer to the center of the sight picture.

Maybe you could use the third or forth mill dot.

I wonder if a 30mm scope would help and lower mounts.
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Re: What to do about hold over?
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2021, 04:52:24 PM »
I prefer the UTG SWAT scopes as they give you 9 mil dots to work with.
I zero at 35 to 40 yards. I find a hold over of 4 to 6 mil dots works for me for 90+ yards in .30 cal RS.
I also use FX No Limit rings just in case I need to adjust the scope.
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Re: What to do about hold over?
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2021, 10:44:41 AM »
For hold over, man I can get off in the weeds on this one. Better have your snake chaps.
Here are my starting steps
Step 1 get that chrony going
Step 2 input data into Strelock (pellet, speed, scope reticle and height above bore etc…) and get MPBR for 2”
Step 3 Zero on the closest 5. For example if the MPBR is 72yds I zero at 70 yds. I know I know its just me.
Step 4 Set your distance of target in strelock and it should show the calculated POA.
Step 5 Verify that the calculations are right. If they are off then you can calculate the BC to make corrections. There is a section in the app for that.

I do use a 20 MOA adapter from dovetail to picatinny riser on the FX Elite .25.


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