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Old 10-12-2002, 07:01 PM
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Premier Reticle Power Boost Photo

While at a match today, numerous scopes had power boosts performed by Premier Reticles. Note the extension just behind the power ring and in front of the eyepiece.
The scope is a 8.5-20 Leupold and the boost is 20-50x. That's a lot of power. Unfortunately I didn't get to look thru the tube.

It also appeared that the majority of scopes seen today were the 6.5-20x50LR Leupolds.

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Old 10-13-2002, 03:23 AM
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50x magnification? Jezz, that's power. The looks of that rifle makes my mouth water.

But I reckon that's something the benchrest guys never gets enough of.

According to my computations (i.e: correct me if I'm wrong) a 50x power with a 50mm objective lens should provide only 1mm exit diameter for the light. That's pretty strenous to the eye to shoot with. I guess it'll have a pretty narrow field of view.

Could you provide some more information about the matches that are shot? Am interested, but the benchrest society over here is VERY small.
Old 10-13-2002, 12:08 PM
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Sierra22, Check out the "Beyond 500 Yards" Forum down the list a bit. I have a few pictures from yesterday in my thread about my first 1k shoot.
Boyd, Darryl Cassell and Baldeagle713 are all shooters at those matches and they could provide better info than I can. The club does have a newsletter, maybe I can get you on the mailing list...
That power boost did seem extreme. But it may only get used on bright sunny days.
At Premier Reticles, it's the only boost they offer for that power of scope. Even though the exit pupil may compute on paper to be only 1mm, in real-time use, it might still work.
For some reason I think of "coke-bottle" glass lenses...

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Old 10-14-2002, 01:55 AM
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A lot of field target (air rifle) shooters use the power boosted scopes for shooting at ranges up to 55yards!
Sounds ridiculous doesn't it!........but the ultra high mag scopes make perfect range finding devices for the FT shooter, other range finding devices aren't allowed in FT.
They also use a large (about 5") disc which fits to the sidewheel parallax to enable fine tuning of the focus.
Old 10-26-2002, 11:50 AM
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I know and have talked about scopes in great length with Dick Thomas, the guy who owns premier reticles, his first shop was close by, he is the only leupold warranty center besides leupold themselves, he also holds the patent on the boosts so leupold can't service a premier boosted scope, the boosted scopes leupold provides the US olympic shooting teams must go to premier to be de-boosted before leupold can service them.
Old 10-26-2002, 07:46 PM
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I have a 24X Leupold that I use when working up loads for a gun and there are time I would have liked to have had a 50X scope, so I could see those .17 cal. hole in the target. 50X on the bench would be ok, but for varmint hunting????? A gorundhog would die of old age befor you ever found him in the scope.
Old 10-27-2002, 10:44 AM
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Skinny Shooter,

Dick Thomas' conversions are still very popular with Smallbore Silhouette shooters. He is a very knowledgeable gentleman and his prices are great, especially for rimfire or airgun shooters who need a parallax change (free with purchase of a scope), saves $22 over a change at Leupold. He definitely has some of the best prices on Badger Ordinance.


Cooper is shooting well, finally got it after a seven month wait. Break-in (factory) loads going under .5" @ 100. I have to buy a new scope and will probably go with my favorite (VX-II 4-12 AO). I have been using my older Vari-X II 4-12 AO, but it's going back on my ULA .22 rimfire for the re-opening of squirrel season.


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