Scopes - Choice/style of reticles:
Why all the talk of civilians (non LE types) getting a mil-dot scope?
Everybody (it seems) wants a mil-dot scope. To do what? To shoot varmints?Another
is that 1 out of 4 of self described new guys asking what rifle to get
is told xyz rifle with some sort of tacticle scope.Thats like getting the
best fishing pole to catch perch with and probably not understanding how
to use it anyway.Recticles have different purposes and uses. Why would
one buy a combination made to kill men when in reality all they want to
do is punch paper and they are better off with a target scope or varmint
recticles. These are retorical questions and need no answer just remember
the next time someone (a new guy to shooting) asks what mil-dot scope to
get that they might be better suited to another scope.
Central, Ny, USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 02:36:40 (ZULU)
Prozac is needed in huge quantities!
central, ny, USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 02:59:33 (ZULU)
Aren't most the guys here interested in Sniper Rifles? I think maybe
that is why most folks suggest a MilDot Reticle. I tried some different
scopes and reticles, but finally settled on a MK4 M1 with the Mildot. When
it comes to rifles and scopes,I believe in getting the best you can afford,
then work on becoming a skilled marksman. I use it for Long Range known
distance shooting, Varmint Hunting, and just starting to shoot some Tactical/Sniper
matches of known and unknown distances. It works great. I was going buy
a laser range finder, but for now I'll spend that money on training.
Bill Bledsoe <DC8PLUMBER@aol.com>
Shelbyville, KY, USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 03:41:57 (ZULU)
Hey it gave me something to write about. It's good to vent it something
has you going buggy!
I see guys at the range who have genuine sniper rifles ( a real M24 ) and don't know anything about it. They shoot it once or twice a year. The damn thing cost them nearly $6000. Duh? Collectors I guess.
Bill Bledsoe <DC8PLUMBER@Aol.com>
Shelbyville, KY, USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 03:49:31 (ZULU)
Your point is still valid though, whenever people get onto Duty Roster and say "What's the best scope?" the answer should always be "Well, what's it for?" Sometimes the answer to that might be "I'm an LE sniper in an urban area" or sometimes it might be "I want a sniper rifle I can also hunt deer with in the woods near my house. That said, most folks on this site seem to end up wanting the Mil-Dot.
When you get your Prozac, be sure to share it with us. :)
San Jose, CA, USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 04:08:33 (ZULU)
Myself, I don't own a sniper rifle. My 700 VS 308 is what it is, a heavy varmint rig. Topped with a scope suited to its purposes, target. I suppose that if I hunted more I would use a scope for that purpose. But I doubt that I could justify a mil-dot scope for praire dogs.
As a matter of fact I was just reading on Springfield Armory's site about their hunting scopes. They have a nice ranging system
Central, Ny, USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 17:12:49 (ZULU)
BIG CITY, bY-gAwD, USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 18:16:41 (ZULU)
USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 19:48:50 (ZULU)
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