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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Sierra View Post
    Call out the correction in target fractions (up one full plate, right half a plate). The shooter can translate that to an angle using his reticle.
    Good point. I do that as well, but with small targets I strongly prefer mil calls. I also think there's a lot to be learned by being the spotter, and a mil-reticle scope makes a big difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clusterfrack View Post
    Good point. I do that as well, but with small targets I strongly prefer mil calls. I also think there's a lot to be learned by being the spotter, and a mil-reticle scope makes a big difference.
    Totally agree. The target fractions is a workaround since neither my spotter, nor most of them, come with a reticle.

    I bought my Kowa 601 20 years ago to read mirage and target spotters when shooting NRA highpower.

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    How about this:
    Bushnell Legend T Series 781545ED 15-45X60 Fde Flp Mil Hash Reticle Box 5L
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BNSHXCU/

    $500
    Last edited by Clusterfrack; 01-20-2020 at 01:13 PM.
    "BJJ is sort of like nonconsensual yoga"
    "You donít really graduate from certain problems or certain thingsÖ like you always have to work on trigger control and pulling the trigger straight. " --Ben Stoeger 1/24/2018

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    I have very good results from a cheap used KONUS out to about 800 yards. After that it's "cheap" quality optics make it harder to see hits. With good lighting, I can see hits to 1000 but even with best possible lighting, etc. cannot see at 1200 yards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clusterfrack View Post
    How about this:
    Bushnell Legend T Series 781545ED 15-45X60 Fde Flp Mil Hash Reticle Box 5L
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BNSHXCU/

    $500
    I would second this recommendation. I have one of these that I carry around to long range matches. It is well worth the price of admission. If you are police, firefighter, military they have a discount that it would behoove you look into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger View Post
    I have very good results from a cheap used KONUS out to about 800 yards. After that it's "cheap" quality optics make it harder to see hits. With good lighting, I can see hits to 1000 but even with best possible lighting, etc. cannot see at 1200 yards.
    Hits on freshly painted steel, I assume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Sierra View Post
    Hits on freshly painted steel, I assume.
    Ha. A Kowa scope isnít going to see paper holes at 800y, much less a Konus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clusterfrack View Post
    Man, thatís a tough choice. I recommend getting a spotting scope with a Mil reticle. Actually, I wouldnít own one that didnít have one. Otherwise, how can the spotter call misses or adjustments?

    Looks like you can get a Vortex Razor HD scope and a mil reticle eyepiece for around $1500.

    But... your budget is 1/3 of that... maybe look for a used one?
    Problem is the mil reticles greatly reduce the number of scope choices. And used $1500 scopes rarely depreciate to a third of original price.

    Another problem is the OP isnít a sniper trying to kill the Viet Cong tax collector. Heís hasnít mentioned anything about needing it for his spotter buddy calling out corrections.
    Last edited by BigD; 01-22-2020 at 06:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamonL View Post

    Donít forget to get a decent tripod that will be stable for high magnification viewing.
    Big +1 on that.

    I've got an older Leupold I got from Cabelas years ago. Scope is fine for what its price was, but the included tripod sucks. Any minor breeze will make you think you're observing an earthquake.

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