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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Tioga County, NY
Re: BDC scope???
I put a Bushnell Trophy XLT on a .45 cal muzzleloader. It was the DOA 200 reticle designed for shotguns rather than the DOA 250 Muzzleloader reticle. That doesn't really matter since you have to shoot it for your gun to know what line hits where.
My load is zeroed at 100yards for 3x and 9x magnification. At 9X magnification, the 1st horizontal aiming line is 140 yards, 2nd line is 175 yards, and 200 yards is about the transition between the thin and thick vertical cross-hair post. At 175 yards, that is 15" drop from the cross-hairs. My rifle is accurate enough for a 200 yard shot but a laser range finder is needed beyond 125 yards to know how to aim. All that information along with my load data was printed out and taped to the buttstock so I do not have to remember it. It has been 2 years since I set it up for this gun.
My experience with this BDC reticle has been very good. I put in the effort to know how to use it and I tried not to keep it simple. It works well for me.