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    Posted: December/16/2018 at 10:37
Hello,

I just bought a tikka t3x .223 rifle and am looking to mainly target shoot with this rifle and do some small game hunting. I have a max distance of 600yards and am looking for a scope with BDC reticles. I am looking for the scope to be in the 400-700 dollar range. Any recommendations??? Any help would be great, being new to the rifle optic market and all these options is very overwhelming.

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Thank you for letting me know. I wasn't sure if it would be posted on the other thread thats why I made a duplicate.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/16/2018 at 14:29
Generally speaking, I would lean toward a mrad scale reticle of some sort instead of a dedicated BDC reticle.  The 3-15x42 SWFA scope linked above is one of those.  

You can use a mrad reticle as a BDC with minimum effort and it is very easy to adjust to different loads and conditions, especially if the reticle is in a front focal plane scope.

If you want a bit more magnification and a tree reticle Athlon Ares BTR is a good option:

If you would rather have a simpler reticle, the SWFA SS 3-15x42 is a really good way to go.

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https://www.swfa.com/swfa-ss-hd-3-9x42-tactical-30mm-riflescope.html
You have a couple of great scopes that have been recommended but I also like this one and while it is not as much magnification it is one of my absolute favorite scopes.

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As others have said, I'd probably want a ~15x top magnification for out to 600yds.

Personally I'd go for a Meopta 4-16x44 with the Mildot ret
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Pick a first focal plane scope with a mil dot based reticle
Run a balistic chart for the ammo and caliber you use;
https://www.jbmballistics.com/ballistics/calculators/calculators.shtml
or buy a Kenton Ind knob for your scope
http://kentonindustries.com/
you will be able to dial in correction or to choose to hold over for trajectory correction.
As your distances get longer wind also becomes a big factor and you have to hold into the wind to hit the target or dial in the correction for windage at a known distance.

A ballistic reticle on a second focal plane scope is usually designed to be accurate for hold over only at the highest power of the scope. In low light that is a problem becuse you have to dial power down to brighten the image.  Second focal plane the reticle appears to remain a constant size while you dial power down from max while field of view appears more wide as power decreases. With a First Focal plane scope the reticle appears smaller at low power larger at higher power but in fact remains consistently true one mil  always representing 1 mil no matter what power.

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