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Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Need a scope for your deer rifle? Hunters may find an advantage in BDC scopes

A BDC scope can be used on any platform, from single shot rifle to an AR. (Photo courtesy Vortex Optics)

Should you own a bullet drop compensator (BDC) scope? Maybe, maybe not.
Dialed in, it can be a hunter’s dream, offering the potential for an accurate 200-yard shot with a rifle sighted in at 100. Sounding like a specialized optic, it is a typical scope in terms of the lenses and tube. The difference may not be obvious when you look inside, either. The compensator refers to the mil-dots or hash marks on the reticle, what I have always known as crosshairs.

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