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    Posted: July/08/2009 at 15:05

does anybody out there have any exp with the boone and crockett illum. ret.? and what is the word on the quality of leupolds illum.  ret.s?

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I have a Leupold Mark4 8.5-25x50mm LR/T M1 Illum Reticle on a Savage 12F, the quality i've found is excellent and backed by the lifetime warranty, it's very well made.
On the illumination of the scope there are adjustments 1 to 10 to lower the brightness to suit the conditions.
I always store the scope with the battery out just in case of battery leakage.
 
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thanks. thats prolly what im gonna get. i know the b&c ret. is kinda crowded and i didnt know if all that being illuminated would be too distracting. i love my leupolds too. i lost 2 in a recent fire and am trying to figure out what to replace them with.
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I would recommend getting the new CDS Custom Dial System that Leupold is putting on their VX3 scopes and I would get it even if you chose the B&C reticle because a balistic reticle only is true at the highest power of the scope.  What happens is as it gets dark you have to dial down the scope power to around 6x with a 40mm objective or 7x with a 50 mm objective to brighten up the scope.  I'm pretty sure the CDS can be put on any model of the VX3 scope, but you may have to call SWFA to place the special order.   The CDS dial is low profile and looks much like the caps on the top of other VX3 scopes but with numbers  1 for 100  2 for 200  3 for 300 and so on and it is engraved for your specific bullet weight and caliber at the elevation  you will be hunitng at.  With this you can use a duplex dial in 6 and the cross hair is centered at 600 yds no guess work or holding over and it works at every power unlike balistic reticles.

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Leupold 3.5-10x40 VX-3 Riflescope Leupold 3.5-10x40 VX-3 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU59260
  • Matte
  • Duplex
  • 1"
  • Custom Dial System
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
$559.95 
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Leupold 3.5-10x50 VX-3L Riflescope Leupold 3.5-10x50 VX-3L Riflescope
Stock # - LEU59265
  • Matte
  • Duplex
  • 1"
  • Custom Dial System
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
$759.95 
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Leupold 4.5-14x40 VX-3 Riflescope Leupold 4.5-14x40 VX-3 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU59270
  • Matte
  • Duplex
  • 1"
  • Custom Dial System
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
$639.95 
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The ones above have the custom dial system and Im pretty sure you could custom order it on one of the models below.   This CDS system is one of the most significant improvements Leupold has made in the last several years.
Leupold 4.5-14x50 VX-3 30mm Riflescope Leupold 4.5-14x50 VX-3 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - LEU66655
  • Matte
  • Illuminated Boone & Crockett
  • 30mm
  • Long Range
  • Side Focus
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
  • Free One-year Membership to Boone and Crockett Club's Associates Program w/ Purchase
$929.95 
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Leupold 4.5-14x50 VX-3 30mm Riflescope Leupold 4.5-14x50 VX-3 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - LEU66665
  • Matte
  • Illuminated German #4 Dot
  • 30mm
  • Long Range
  • Side Focus
  • Metric
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
$929.95 
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so what your saying is you set the dial at say 400yds and the scope compensates for your caliber? is that right?
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So is this like a Kahles MultiZero system?
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