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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: Remington280] #14439425 01/06/20
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Originally Posted by Remington280
The B&C reticle or DLR reticle serves me well. Here lately I tend to like the DLR reticle better on a 6x42, it's quick and very handy. Killed 9 deer using it this year from
ranging from 50-400 yds.

On a fixed power, not an issue with power change and calculations.

Lot of folks like the 6x36 and 6x42, the latter harder to mount due to shorter tube. I don't have either; may need to look into that.

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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14439467 01/06/20
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This is my 2nd B&C reticle scope, and another in 3.5-10, inbound.
My 1st, a 3.5-10 Vari X III, I had the B&C put in, is on a custom 280ai I had Benchmark Barrels build for me.
I've shot 2 cow elk, and 2 Oryx with that combo. I'm shooting 140 gr Barnes ttsx's.
Both elk were at a little over 300 yards, so I just had to use the standard crosshair intersection.
The 1st Oryx was at 693 yards, but uphill.
Because of the angle, I used the 550 yard aiming dot, and crushed it in the right shoulder, with it exiting, just behind the left shoulder. I have it sighted in for a 300 yard aiming.
Was I lucky ? Probably, as I wasn't sure of the angle to compensate.
The 2nd Oryx, was offhand at 184 yards.
Dead on hold, a little low.
With these 4 examples, was twisting a turret better ?
No, a 3" inch high at 100, @dead on at 300, would have worked the same with a standard duplex/crosshair.
Time to twist a turret to get 300 from zero at 100, not really. Shots happened pretty quick.
Had I twisted to 693, I would have over shot. Experience from shooting elk in Colorado at long range, and using a ballistic calculator, told me to hold high with the 550 dot. How much to twist ?
I didnt have time to look anything up while following the Oryx up the mountain.
I have learned with my 280ai, that I can hit 18 inch plates at 700, and 800.
At say, 700, a known lasered distance.
Hold the the thick to thin point on the plate. That is your 600 yard aiming point. Look at where the 500 yard hash is pointing at. It's kinda Kentucky windage shooting but it works.
Get a definitive aiming spot, and raise the the thick to thin point to aim at where the 500 yard hash was on.
Send it before things change.
Same applies to 800, but you'll need to practice to see how much to add for a bit more drop, with using the 400 yard hash.
I like the reticle enough to start changing many scopes over to it.
I dont need anything over 10x to shoot 1k, and a bit over.
Just make sure your target is wider than the thickness of a duplex reticle when holding for wind !
I learned the hard way on a coues deer !
I'm trying out a SS 10x with mils on my LR 7mm RM.
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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: splattermatic] #14439486 01/06/20
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I really like my Conquest plex reticle. At no time in a dim light situation could I not see it clearly. As I wrote earlier, it was so dark (last minute of legal shooting time), I had to crank the scope down to pick enough light to see the deer. The reticle was always there.

How prominent is the B&C at dim light?

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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: splattermatic] #14439658 01/06/20
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Forgot to add, nice rifle.

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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14440845 01/06/20
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Thank you.
I'm not real sure ?
I haven't tried it to be honest.
I'll look with my 2.5-8 after it gets on towards dark.

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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14441322 01/06/20
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My newest VX 3, 3.5-10 came in !
Looking around at dusk, I'm going to say the B&C is going to be pretty useless for distance shooting, but is still useable as a regular reticle for closer in shots.

Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14441894 01/07/20
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The extra aiming points are tougher to see in the last 5 minutes or so of legal light, when using the B&C or LRD. Having said that, when lighting gets to that point it is often difficult to really see a deer very well at 300/400 yards anyway. By that point, you can tell it’s a deer, but picking a good shot placement is a low-odds affair at those ranges. The center section of the reticle is generally useful for closer shots at those times, like a regular duplex.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14441904 01/07/20
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I’m running 49 grains of Big Game under a 120g NBT getting 3050 FPS from a 22” new tube. No pressure indicators and extremely accurate out of my rig.
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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14442408 01/07/20
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Really like the B&C, and it works great for what I'm doing with it. I wouldn't even think of shooting distance in poor light anyway.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: JGRaider] #14443126 01/07/20
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Originally Posted by JGRaider
Really like the B&C, and it works great for what I'm doing with it. I wouldn't even think of shooting distance in poor light anyway.

How about in dim light, not LR, but up close?

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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14443156 01/07/20
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Up close is fine, just like the regular duplex in the VX3.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14479274 01/18/20
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Here are MidwayUSA reviews on the 7mm 140 SGK HPBT. You don't often see all 5 star reviews.

In the 7-08, this is my favoite WT bullet. And I'm a big Nosler fan; second fav is the 120 NBT at 3K fps.

This Sierra bullet seems about optimal regarding accuracy, destructive wound channel with impressive exits. In fact, the last WT I killed showed a 2" chest cavity exit wound with a 5" diameter hematoma outside the chest cavity.

Check it out..https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1010527363?pid=752706?pid=752706

For some reason I can't get it to underline and activate with a click. Highlight and paste link.

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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14479298 01/18/20
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Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose.
Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: Brad] #14479352 01/18/20
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Thanks, Brad.

Wondering what I didn't do...

Now, my opinion on that bullet is for 7-08, 7x57 speeds.

For the 7RM, I like 160 NAB over RL-26 at 3K or so.

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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: Dirtfarmer] #14479381 01/18/20
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Thanks, Brad.

Wondering what I didn't do...



You've got to add [url][/url] at the beginning and end of the address.


Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose.
Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: Brad] #14479408 01/18/20
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Thanks.

Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14481057 01/18/20
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160 gr Accubond over 66.0 grains of rldr 22 for a little better than 3k in my 7 mag.

Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14481092 01/18/20
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My 7-08 likes 47 gr of H-380 with a 140 gr Barnes TSX. approx. 2900 fps








Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: DLALLDER] #14481228 01/18/20
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Originally Posted by DLALLDER
My 7-08 likes 47 gr of H-380 with a 140 gr Barnes TSX. approx. 2900 fps

Never used H-380 in my 7-08, good one for the 338-06.

I’ve used Varget and BG mostly. The 140 SGK HPBT really does well with Varget.

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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: splattermatic] #14481235 01/18/20
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Originally Posted by splattermatic
160 gr Accubond over 66.0 grains of rldr 22 for a little better than 3k in my 7 mag.

That might be a bit warm for a 7-08


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