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#6061270 - 12/01/15 06:01 PM Leupold UltimateSlam black powder scope on a Centerfire rifle?
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Registered: 09/27/07
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Has anyone used this scope on a Centerfire rifle?
http://www.opticsplanet.com/reviews/reviews-leupold-ultimateslam-3-9x40mm-rifle-scope.html

Wondering how you liked it.
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#6063062 - 12/02/15 03:18 PM Re: Leupold UltimateSlam black powder scope on a Centerfire rifle? [Re: TexasEd]
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Would be great for a caliber that has a big heavy bullet

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#6063159 - 12/02/15 04:07 PM Re: Leupold UltimateSlam black powder scope on a Centerfire rifle? [Re: TexasEd]
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Well, I was thinking of a .270 Weatherby Mag 130 Grain bullets.

I was thinking that instead of using the scale that the scope is calibrated for, I could create my own scale at the range by sighting it in and testing the impact points relative to the dots at different ranges.

I guess I could try the math to figure out what it should be on paper and then verify at the range.
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#6063178 - 12/02/15 04:17 PM Re: Leupold UltimateSlam black powder scope on a Centerfire rifle? [Re: TexasEd]
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Originally Posted By: TexasEd
Well, I was thinking of a .270 Weatherby Mag 130 Grain bullets.

I was thinking that instead of using the scale that the scope is calibrated for, I could create my own scale at the range by sighting it in and testing the impact points relative to the dots at different ranges.

I guess I could try the math to figure out what it should be on paper and then verify at the range.



You could do that. I have a Burris 3-9x40 with their Ballistic Plex reticle. Turns out if I sight my 6.8 in dead on at 100, the second stadia down is dead on at 250.
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#6063268 - 12/02/15 05:07 PM Re: Leupold UltimateSlam black powder scope on a Centerfire rifle? [Re: TexasEd]
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The black powder models, like the shotgun scopes have the parallax set to 75 yards. It's a very bad fit for a flat shooter like a .270 Wby.
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#6063278 - 12/02/15 05:12 PM Re: Leupold UltimateSlam black powder scope on a Centerfire rifle? [Re: TexasEd]
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Thank you
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#6063306 - 12/02/15 05:28 PM Re: Leupold UltimateSlam black powder scope on a Centerfire rifle? [Re: TexasEd]
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I actually have the crossbow model and like it very much. I think it a quality scope, just the wrong application.
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#6064329 - 12/03/15 09:09 AM Re: Leupold UltimateSlam black powder scope on a Centerfire rifle? [Re: TexasEd]
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No bad news, just information. I do not own the scope, just looked like a value option for a BBC reticle. I knew there was something going on because I could not find many examples of people using it in this fashion. I knew about the parallax problem but it slipped my mind for some reason.

I will look into a scope with a LR reticle.
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