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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Nov 29, 2019


• The Critical parts of a capable backcountry riflescope

  1. Quality (optical & construction)
  2. A balanced magnification range
  3. A good dial-up turret with zero stop type mechanism
  4. Sub 20-ounce weight

• Dialing vs. holding over: How to get the best out of both methods—plus a couple of hunting horror stories that spotlight weaknesses. 

• How to set up a dial-up turret

• How to calibrate your ammo/bullet system to a holdover reticle

• Bonus material: How to use a simple duplex reticle for extended ranges


  1. Leupold 3-15x44 VX-5HD and 3-18x44 VX-6HD
  2. SWAROVSKI Z5 3.5-18X44 BT with 4W reticle
  3. Nightforce NSX 2.5-10x42
  4. Leupold VX-3i 2.5-8x36 with Boone & Crockett reticle

• Mounting a scope for trouble-free function

• Great bases & rings for backcountry rifles