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    Default Leupold Varminter Reticle

    I fitted a Leupold VX3 4.5-14 scope with a Varminter reticle on my 8×57.
    Zeroed the scope on 100 meters and 4.5 setting.
    My question is: would the vartminter reticle point of impact differ on say 4.5 or 14 enlargement? Not the main cross, but say the second or third stripe? Will I have to learn the difference when on each enlargement or stick to one setting?

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    Default Re: Leupold Varminter Reticle

    Quote Originally Posted by Finkelstein View Post
    I fitted a Leupold VX3 4.5-14 scope with a Varminter reticle on my 8×57.
    Zeroed the scope on 100 meters and 4.5 setting.
    My question is: would the vartminter reticle point of impact differ on say 4.5 or 14 enlargement? Not the main cross, but say the second or third stripe? Will I have to learn the difference when on each enlargement or stick to one setting?
    To my knowledge, the VX3 is a second focal plane scope. That means that any change in magnification will have an effect on point of impact.

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    Default Re: Leupold Varminter Reticle

    Quote Originally Posted by Kouros View Post
    To my knowledge, the VX3 is a second focal plane scope. That means that any change in magnification will have an effect on point of impact.

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    In any of the subtentions that is.

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    Default Re: Leupold Varminter Reticle

    Quote Originally Posted by Kouros View Post
    To my knowledge, the VX3 is a second focal plane scope. That means that any change in magnification will have an effect on point of impact.

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    +1.

    Looking at Strelok Pro quickly, at x4.5 magnification the second stripe is used at 531m.
    At x14 magnification the second stripe is used to point to 285m.
    Significant difference between even x1 magnification changes too.

    Regards, Thinus.

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    Thanks for all the info.

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    Default Re: Leupold Varminter Reticle

    If you use a ballistic calculator like Strelok, you can see what the hold-overs are for each magnification. With a bit of playing, you will find a setting that gives you very useable hold-overs. Bear in mind that the recticle is intended to be used with a 200 m or yard zero.

    You will of course have to verify and fine tune your calibration empirically.

    This recticle is quite handy out to 500 m (or yards).

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    One too many wasted sunsets and one too many for the road .........

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