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Old 05-06-2022, 3:59 PM
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Default Giving the Leupold Mark 4 4.5-14x50 a go

Since MidwayUSA's had this riflescope for quite some time, I figured, for $699, it's probably worth a shot. I forgot to order 30mm rings for it, though. Oops. :-) They're on the way.

This should be an interesting experiment. Generally speaking, I've used 3-9x40 or 3-9x50 magnification on any of my rifles. This is my first foray into the 4.5-14 experience.

Anyway, the glass does look pretty darn clear. The reticle's easy enough to use since it's a TMR. The one drawback is, of course, the reticle being in mils and the elevation and windage adjustements being in MOA. Fortunately, I can do that math pretty fast in my head, but it is something to consider.

The intended purpose for this riflescope is to shoot the 18" by 24" gong between 500 and 1,000 yards. When shooting at those distances, I generally crank the magnification to max, so it will be sitting at 14x for the vast majority of its time. Given those distances, I'm thinking one of the .30-06's or the 7mm Rem Mag would be a good choice for it. The rings that I'm going to try are EGW's new Keystone rings, since I generally use Picatinny scope mounts. I would've used Burris Signature Zee rings, but they're made in Red China now, and the Keystones are made here in the USA.

No, I'm not trying to be a 3133t t4kt1k00L 5n1p3r4t0r by any stretch. :-) This is simply to see how well this scope would help me harvest a game animal with a hunting rifle at the longer distances.
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Old 05-06-2022, 8:34 PM
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What is the Leupold manufacture part #?
Curious as to it being in Miliradians for the reticle, but the adjustment values are minute of Angle. Which focal plane does the reticle sit in?

I’ve had good luck with the MK4 line in the past. My current MK4 has M3 dials, and the adjustment values are in MOA.
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Part #is 60005. The reticle's in the second focal plane, so the TMR's only accurate at 14x.
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