30.06 Ackley Scope Suggestions

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  1. 6MM

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    Going over for Plains Game, and had this rifle built for dual purpose as I want to use it on deer, elk in the states. I have been pouring over the internet and am thinking about a Leupold Mark iV Illuminated Reticle in 3.5 x 10 x 40. Mark IV's are 30MM tubes but seem to have a lot of dials to adjust for hold over etc which is a good thing if you have the time. I am just not sure how much fiddling around I am going to have time to do for the shot. I am accustomed to just posting a drop chart on your stock and doping the wind. Any replies are appreciated.
     
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    I think your scope choose is fine. I'm not a fan of illuminated reticles but that's my opinion. I would just set the scope to a 150 yd or 200 yd zero....unless a animal is way out there. That's a flat shooting gun and close shots won't need adjustments.
     
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    Do yourself a huge favor. Get a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 #20 Z- Plex. You will not be dissapointed. It was these scopes that had me sell my VX 3s. They are crystal clear and amazing in poor light. I like it better than my Swarovski AV 2-10x42.
     
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    I also shoot with a 30.06 and due to the type of buck I tend to shoot, most of my shooting has been in very wide open spaces and anything from 100 to 320 metres.

    Over those types of distances, I don't want to shoot in the 'general' kill zone. Call me anal or pedantic or whatever you like, but I want to see exactly where I am placing a shot. Then, if I am out a bit here or there due to windage or error of judgement in distance, the accuracy of my shot placement is still the highest I can achieve.

    I use a Leupold Vari-X III 8.5-25x50 with a Fine Duplex reticule. I have had this scope for 14 years and I absolutely love it and have had many, many successfully placed shots. That said, I would definitely say that if I had to buy again I would go for a 6.5-20x50. This just makes it a little more useful for the closer stuff where the 8.5 is just that little too powerful.

    Just my 2c worth.

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  5. GaryO

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    Suggest the Leupold 2.5X8 VIII(1), the best all around big game scope made for the price.
     
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    Have a very good point on your rifle scopes... i have 4 of the 2.5 to 8 Leupold scopes...

    AS far as lighted scopes...some states are changing the laws to band these scopes ...check before you purchase one...
     

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