Posted November 18, 2015 4:46 pm by Comments

By gunwriter In an unusual choice, I took a long-range rifle with a long-range riflescope on a deer hunt. I’m more of a carbine kind of guy but I was testing Hornady’s new ELD-X bullet, which has been purpose-built for long-range hunting. Figured I need the gear to go with the bullet to conduct a true, real world test. The rifle was from Proof Research and I must say I was impressed with its minimal heft and accuracy, given the carbon fiber barrel. The scope was a new ATACR from Nightforce Optics. I had the opportunity to try out this scope on the range out to almost 500 yards and it also put down two buck in as many shots. The appeal of this scope is its power and compactness, delivered in a crowbar rugged package, with an illuminated, first focal plane reticle. (In my mind, if you are going to use a reticle for correction, it should be a first focal plane reticle.) The 4-16×42 ATACR is just about perfect if you are into long-range hunting and the optics were brilliant in their clarity and low light performance. I also like the MOAR reticle parried with the MOA adjustments. And, I …Read the Rest

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