leupold scopes 40 or 45 mag

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  1. Ratinator

    Ratinator 77.74

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    Looking at buying a new comp from the states,i breifly owned a 45 mag and changed it for a 40.
    Changed because i was not used to fixed mag and found it difficult to find target's.
    I've now been using a 40mag for 12 month's and don't think finding target's will be a problem.
    So what's people's preferance and why.
    Thank's simon
    Tool feel free to post as many veggies as you want.:)
     
  2. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

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    I once imported 4 Leupold Comps from Premier Reticles, 2 40x and 2 45x.

    The idea was to assess them and keep the 2 that I liked most.

    I sold the 2 45s because the image was significantly darker and it was harder to locate the target.

    However if you judge them as a range finding tool the 45s just edged it.

    Having said that the current FT World champion uses a Leupold Competition Series 45x. :shot:

    I have no root vegetable experience though but parsnips are my favourites. :D
     
  3. TOOL

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  4. Neil

    Neil MFTA Winter League Champion 2011 and winner of som

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    I use 40's, because they're what I've got.
    Can't look through what you ain't got !!

    Like the way you slipped that one in Ken, I feel there's more veg related posts to come from you.
     
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    Hi Simon,

    I have a 40 & a 45, both spot on. The 45 does range a bit better, but the field of view from the smaller one is more forgiving. Compared to any other scope the image could never really be classed as dark.

    However, don't think if you have both you can switch between the two, I have found they are very different animals.

    Which would I use the most? I think I would have to say the 45.

    Cheers

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    Got two 45s and a 40. I agree that the 45 is the better rangefinder...but not by much. IMO there is little difference in use, and I can easily switch between the 40 and the 45 with no problem at all. The only thing I would suggest is that you only need a side wheel of 80mm or below. Neil.
     
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    Can't compete with Scott on root vegetables Neil, he's my fluffy little turnip guru. :shot:
     
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    Mind made up

    40 turnip it is then with a 50 sprout adapter,and 100mm poly tunnel on the front.
    Think i was alway's going to lean toward the 40,just wanted opinion's on the 45.
    Just need to choose reticle now,duplex ,milldot, wide duplex.
    Thanks gent's
     
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  10. TOOL

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    Only one reticle worth a p1ss and that's Alfred the Spider duplex two line 50 yard reticle.
     
  11. Neil

    Neil MFTA Winter League Champion 2011 and winner of som

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    With added sprout dots
     
  12. TOOL

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    Since when did you get sprout dots ?
    Last time I looked through your Comp it had more of a moving insect reticle ?
    Are the sprout dots straticically placed or randomly planted ?
     
  13. Ratinator

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    spider ret

    How come alfred's a 50yd ret,does he use his two leg's like a divining rod?
    And if i send it to harald in germany,will i have to have an adolf spider ret?
     
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    Don't mention the war ..............
     
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    Ratinator 77.74

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    massacre

    The needless killing of thousands of spider ret due to the ministry of silly walk's marching of the german army.
    I would'nt dare mention the war or the wardorf salad:eek:
     
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    Don't the sprout dots give you wind?:confused:



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    windage

    No they would be for judging the wind,light breeze 1 sprout blowing a gail all 4 sprout's:)
     

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