( Conversion )Moving reticle higher in Scope

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  1. borderghost

    borderghost Border Ghost Silver $$ Contributor

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    Anyone have any experience / opinion on having the reticle/dot moved higher in the scope , as to let you see more field of view below the target and be able to see more flags , would this help a right hand / left eye dominate shooter be able to watch the flags better. I see there are some company's still offer this service , any feed back would be great. Thanks
     
  2. dkhunt14

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    It would help to know the distance you are shooting. I thought maybe you are thinking backwards. Matt
     
  3. BoydAllen

    BoydAllen Gold $$ Contributor

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    In the past it has been done for short range benchrest competition so that there would be more room for flags in the scope's field of view. Currently March is the only manufacturer that I am aware of that offers that as an option, although I am not sure whether their reticle is a dot or cross hair. In the past Wally Siebert (who has passed) did those kinds of reticles. A friend had a boosted Leupold 36 that he did that required rings that angled the scope because the internal adjustment range was not enough to zero the scope. I understand that the March scopes for which this is an option have enough range of adjustment so that special rings are not required.
     
  4. savagedasher

    savagedasher Gold $$ Contributor

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    Why not change the base angle and keep the reticle centered ? Larry
     
  5. gstaylorg

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    Changing the base angle will still leave the reticle centered in the field of view. One of the reasons I would imagine you don't see many scope manufacturers offering an offset (upward) reticle is that the farther away from optical center you move, the more distortion/aberration you are likely to see. With a reticle offset upward, this would affect close range shooting more than LR, so maybe it wouldn't be a huge problem. I've never had a problem seeing flags/mirage through the spotting scope with my left eye, while keeping my right eye close to the scope. If you're running much mag at all (35+), moving the reticle slightly probably won't help much in terms of seeing flags at various distances because the field of view is what's usually limiting, not where the reticle is placed.
     
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