American Hunter - June 2014 - 69

LEUPOLD CUSTOM SHOP OPTIONS

After spending too
much time debating
the merits of a dial
vs. a custom reticle, I
opted for both. I sent
Leupold my -mm
-mm
- to have both a
-
 dial and a custom
reticle installed using the
ballistics of . Win. Barnes
Vor-Tx -grain  factory
ammunition. I keep the  dial locked
down with electrical tape (I don't trust
anything not to turn on me after a few
days in a saddle scabbard or strapped to
a pack) and have the reticle available for a
fast shot. If I have time to be more precise,
off comes the tape and I dial for the range.
Though both the dial and reticle are
very effective, neither is of value if you
don't know the precise range to the target. The -ounce Leupold -i 
rangefinder not only tells you exactly how
far away the target is, but it also gives you
the true ballistic range, which can differ
significantly from the line-of-sight distance in steep terrain. The combination
of this rangefinder with one of Leupold's
aiming solutions can make the difference

between an unethical
guess and a confident
shot at a hard-earned
trophy.
After three flights,
as many baggage
transfers, and my rifle
getting banged in and
out of rental cars and hotel
rooms, I wanted to confirm its
zero before my high-country muley
hunt. While I was visiting gunmaker Shane
Thompson at his Idaho shop, he took me
to a nearby gravel pit and we set up steel
targets at ,  and  yards. Using
my pack for a rest, I dialed the range, held
for an  mph wind and shot a group at
 yards that my year-old daughter could
cover with her palm. Best of all, my zero
hadn't shifted. Once we got our wind calls
down, I was banging steel well beyond any
range at which I would attempt to shoot an
unwounded game animal.
The Leupold  dial and custom
reticle won't make you a better shot-
that takes hours of practice and pounds
of burnt powder-but they will give you
confidence that your bullet will go where
it's supposed to when you do your part.

leupold.com

CDS Dial

■ Construction: aluminum with laserinscribed, load-specific range markings
■ Compatible Models: VX-2, VX-3, VX-6,
VX-R; some FX models; contact Leupold
to inquire about others
■ Data Required: cartridge, caliber, bullet
weight/brand/type/BC, muzzle velocity,
elevation, temperature
■ MSRP: $59.99 (VX-3 CDS models come
with coupon for a free custom dial)

Custom Reticle

■ Construction: electroformed with loadspecific range holdover points
■ Compatible Models: VX-1, VX-2, VX-3;
some FX models; contact Leupold to
inquire about others
■ Data Required: cartridge, caliber, bullet
weight/brand/type/BC, muzzle velocity,
elevation, temperature
■ MSRP: $69.99

Add an accurate rangefinder, and you'll
have a system that takes much of the
guesswork out of making a long shot-
wherever you hunt. ah

:KDW·V 2Q 


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