The SHEPHERD 6-18x40 V1A Dual Reticle System Rifle Scope (618-V1A) has such magnificent features as one shot zeroing in, visual confirmation of windage and elevation, instant range finding and bullet drop compensation, instant visual verification of the original zero, and so on. You will always find the brightest light transmission and the sharpest resolution in optics with the Shepherd scope.
The model 618-V1A has 18" range-finding circles for deer and military silhouettes. Please note that circles can be adjusted up or down to accomodate faster or slower loads.
Drop figures in inches from 100 yds / zero to the center:
Here is a selection of the most common calibres which Shepherd Model 618-V1A is calibrated for:
.243 Laz. SPT FR
6.71 Laz (.264)
7mm S.A. Ultra Mag
.284 Laz. F.B.
Why some scopes lose their zeros and some don't? Rule #1 is: In order for a scope to lose its zero, something between the reticle and the target must move. Rule #2 is: In order to see what moved you need two reticles, each one to track the other.
The old type German scopes put the cross hair in the front focal plane. They hardly ever lost their zeros because the only thing between the reticle and the cross hair was the objective lens. The drawback was that the reticle magnified when zoomed and blocked out long-range targets. Americans put the reticle in the rear focal plane where it would not magnify. The main drawback with this was that it put about three more lenses between the reticle and the target. The American system was then three times more likely to lose its zero. The American was more convenient but the German system was more reliable.
Shepherd Rifle Scope gives you the best of both worlds with the drawbacks of neither. Sheperd uses the front focal plane location for rangefinding and bullet drop compensating circles. This gives Shepperd Scope the German dependability and, when zoomed, the circles do not block the targets but instead frame them and give you instant target engagement on any power. Then put the cross hair in the rearfocal plane (where the Americans do) in order to get the benefits of a nonmagnifying reticle. This patented Dual Reticle System lets each reticle monitor the other and thus allows for: one shot zeroing in, "at a glance" verification of the original zero, and visual confirmation of windage and elevation adjustments before you shoot. The Shepherd is truly the most reliable of all and the only one to tell you if something is out of zero before you shoot.
Objective Lens Diameter, mm
Field of View (FOV) @ 100yds, ft
2.1 seconds of angle
Stadia Size, in
40mm Adjustable Objective
25' to infinity
One shot zeroing in
Visual confirmation of windage and elevation
Instant range finding and bullet drop compensation
Instant visual verification of the original zero
Ability to quickly measure the rack before you shoot
1/4 M.O.A. clicks on the ranging circles and friction adjustments on the cross hairs give you 0.001 M.O.A. adjustments
Waterproof and shockproof
Patented dual reticle system
V1A Reticle with 18" range-finding circles for deer and military silhouettes
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