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    Are any of you Elcan SpecterDR 1-4 using a 50/200 yard zero?

    Hi all,

    I just received my Elcan SpecterDr 1-4 and mounted it on my .223/5/56 AR with a 16" barrel. I know that they recommend sighting it in at 4x power and 100 meters. I've typically zeroed at 100 yards, but been thinking about the 50/200 yard zero as it seems to make a lot of sense to me. Is anyone with an Elcan effectively using a 50/200 yard zero and how does that impact the Elcan's BDC?

    Thanks
    Steve

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    I don't have one, but sounds like you would get some use from loading Strelok and a ballistic calculator to help come up with a plan.

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    Just a rough estimate but you'd be holding a bit low for all distances. a 50/200 is more useful if you are going off holdovers without a reticle that has them .

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    That makes complete sense Torque. Thanks!
    The Strelok suggestion was also appreciated JSB!

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    That looks like a fighting not precision reticle to me. Past 600 you are just trying to put lead downrange near the target. If I used it at a range with targets at known distances I would use the recommended 100 yd zero. If in the field with no way to range targets I would use the 50-200. I would rather be able to shoot inside of 250 without thinking and use Kentucky windage at distant targets at unknown ranges. I would rather spray and pray at distant targets than close targets. Depends on what you want to do with the rifle.
    Last edited by GH41; 12-09-18 at 15:27.

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    CB, with your 50/200 zero what are your holds in comparison to the BDC typically?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaseMkr View Post
    CB, with your 50/200 zero what are your holds in comparison to the BDC typically?
    If Iím shooting m855 itís pretty much dead on. Thatís using a 16Ē DD barrel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cb805 View Post
    If Iím shooting m855 itís pretty much dead on. Thatís using a 16Ē DD barrel.


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    Good to know! I guess I will just have to play around once the winter weather breaks. Thanks!

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