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BDC scope???

Do those BDC scopes work at all? I was thinking of getting one for my Mossberg Trophy hunter in Win .270 caliber. Any info appreciated!

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Re: BDC scope???

Both the BDC reticles and the BDC turret scope work well. Just make sure that you don't go by what a ballistics program tells you and treat that as gospel. Get the numbers from there then go and verify them at their respective ranges with your ammunition. There are so many variables when it comes to long range shooting that it's all but impossible to calculate for every one. The numbers generated by ballistic programs are generally very close, but verifying them will give you the confidence to use your BDC setup to its maximum advantage. Good luck!

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Re: BDC scope???

Thanks Mac! Are there any "affordable" (<$200) scopes that are decent? I saw some Nikons for sale the other day, but I don't know much about rifle scopes.

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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.
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Do those BDC scopes work at all? I was thinking of getting one for my Mossberg Trophy hunter in Win .270 caliber. Any info appreciated!

-Alex
I think they work really well. I've used the turret adjustments and the Leupold Boone and Crockett reticle. The B&C is top notch to me. First time I ever used it was in Newfoundland on a moose hunt. We were done hunting and just goofing around finishing out the last day. Got to talking guns and one guy there had a .338 Win Mag and a 4.5-14x Leupold with the Boone and Crockett reticle. I was a little skeptical at first but we zipped a rock with the range finder at just over 600 yards. I lined it up with his rifle - a rifle I had never fired - and smacked it dead center with one shot. Needless to say, I was sold right there on those reticle.
Now, you can't get stupid with them and have to stay within your limitations as with anything else, but I really like them.
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