Leupold VX-Freedom Bushmaster 450 Scope

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  1. goodworkstractors

    goodworkstractors

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    I just purchased a left-handed Ruger American Ranch Bushmaster 450 with a Leupold VX-Freedom Bushmaster 450 Scope. I purchased over the phone from Randy's Hunting Center and had it transferred to a local shop near me.

    Long story short, I'm brand new to this scope and its bullet drop compensation dial. I think I understand how to operate it correctly, but hoping someone else could confirm or point me in the right direction. It has the elevation adjustment dial that is configured for the Bushmaster 450 250gr FTX 2200FPS which is the ammo I purchased.

    Should I site this in dead on at 100 yards? If so, does this mean I can simply rotate the dial to the "2" if shooting 200 yards and aim right at my target?

    Has this type of system proven to be highly accurate?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Ken

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    Correct. If you go to Youtube, there is a video of Randy shooting one with a CDS dial at 100, 200, and 300 yards. It is a Michigan Out of Doors TV segment
     

  3. goodworkstractors

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    Thanks for the help! I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet, but did get to the range. Got it dialed in and it was very easy to use. Heading out this afternoon before the storm comes in. I'm ready for a field test!
     
  4. Ken

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    I just got the same gun from Randy in early October. Was hoping for a stainless, but that's a no-go in lefty. Did you add a brake? I did order a brake from a company in Idaho. I also had the stock camo dipped, and the metal Cerakoted for weather protection.
    It worked well on two deer so far.
     
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    Sorry, I totally forgot to get back to you.

    I did not add a break to mine. I like my stock in the FDE color, but do want to cerakote my barrel. I'm gonna have to do that this off season for sure. How much did you pay to have that done?

    The gun and scope performed flawlessly. The bullets...well, dead deer, not sold on them.
     
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    $115 at Cerakote Specialties in Fenton. All the metalwork, including brake, cap, bolt handle, scope base, and all screws.
    Tons of colors available.
    I have never used the Hornady factory ammo and never will. I handload it with Barnes bullets
     
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  7. Hunting18

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    I know this is almost a year old, however I am considering buying one. How do you like this scope? Is the accuracy there at different distances using the dial?
     
  8. DecoySlayer

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    The scope works as advertised.
     
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  9. Driven2tri24

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    Mine is dead on with Hornady FTX 250’s out to 200 yds ...
    Glass is clear. Tracking is nice and the price is perfect!


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    Are you using the Hornady Blacks ? I just bought the same set up and just wondering which rounds ?
     
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    I use the blacks. No problems.
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  12. Driven2tri24

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    Blacks, Customs are the same exact load in differ t packaging. I’ve shot them over my chrono and the same exact FPS as the customs. Both go through the bullseye at 100, 150, and 200yds using the my Leupold CDS dial..


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    Awesome. Thanks for the reply and the advise. I appreciate it. Safe and successful season to you all.
     
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  14. I've heard the Black and Custom are the same exact load...but have different primers. Why...I don't know. That's what I heard anyway. And the packaging is different obviously.
     
  15. cmuchip989

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    Does anyone know a where this optic is made?

    I spent decent money on a Chinese made vortex. Didn’t do my homework. It’s ok.


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