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LEUPOLD offers a variety of standard scope reticles in addition to some custom options that can be ordered.

scope was being developed, the Redfield scope company brought out a 3-9x variable with the “Accu-Range” reticle. This reticle had a second horizontal stadia spaced below the first one. To find the approximate range, you would place the body of a deer between the two hairs and turn the variable ring to fit only the depth of the chest inside those two horizontal stadia. A yardage indicator (in the lower part of the lens) gave the approximate range, and then the crosshair placement at that yardage could be determined. My uncle Joe, always one for trying out new developments in shooting gear, bought one of those Redfields when they first came out, for his Remington Model 700 .22-250. As I remember, he was pretty successful at adapting it for his woodchuck shooting and thought highly of it. When trying it out, I thought it was nothing short of a miracle, because I wasn’t much good at determining yardage. In 1962 Leupold came out with the Duplex reticle. This consisted of a heavy set of crosshairs that extended about halfway toward the center and then went thinner to intersect in the middle of the lens. The advantage of this is that the thicker part of
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the stadia quickly centers your eye to the target, in a light or dark background, and the thinner part allows the fine tuning of the target without obstruction. Since the innovation of the Duplex, it has proven to be so popular that 90 percent of scopes sold today have this reticle in one form or another. Not to mention that every scope manufacturer has several variations of it in their line up. It is a great reticle for big game hunters in a light or dark background, as well as for the not so serious varmint hunter. Another innovation that has become popular (due to the efforts of the U.S. Marine Corps around 1980) is the Mil-Dot system. Once understood, this is a fairly simple way of range finding and compensating for bullet drop. The “Mil” is short for the mathematical term milliradian, which in simplified terms is a measurement of 36 inches per 1,000 yards (or when talking metric, one meter at 1,000 meters). As riflemen we think of ranges in 100-yard increments, so for us, 1 Mil equates to 3.6 inches for every 100 yards. When looking at a Mil-Dot reticle, the dots emanating from the center go in all four directions. At an assigned optical
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012
History of the Whitetail
Contents
Decisions, Decisions
Hiking the Elk Range
Young Gun 2
Pennsylvania’s “Wildest” Places
Out of the Fog
Looking Forward To
European Skull Mounts
You Never Know
Just Gittin’ Started
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Decisions, Decisions
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Hiking the Elk Range
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Young Gun 2
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Pennsylvania’s “Wildest” Places
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Out of the Fog
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Looking Forward To
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - European Skull Mounts
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - You Never Know
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Just Gittin’ Started
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Off the Wire
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2012 - Crossings
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