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Can any of the ELCAN 1.5-6x Specter DR owners help me out with some range feedback?

I am seriously considering picking up the 1.5-6x to mount on a SCAR17.

Interested specifically in the BDC reticle and how close it is at distance.

I had a Leupold MK6 1-6x with CMR reticle for a short time on the SCAR16 but didn’t care for it and went back to an Aimpoint T-1.

I have previous experience with a MIL Version 1x-4x Specter DR (7.62 reticle) and struggled to have the BDC reticle match up with even M80 ball ammo let alone 168 HPBT OTM ammo.


Does anyone have any field data with the Spector DR 1.5x-6x BDC reticle and 168gr/175gr ammo?

I was told by the ELCAN Project Manager that the civilian BDC was designed with a blended reticle.

Understand BDC reticles are supposed to only get you close but when your off by 6-8” that multiplies substantially after 200yards on out.


Wondering how close the POI with the BDC reticle is at distances over 200yards?

Many Thanks,

 

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I just got mine. I won't know for a while. I will gladly provide information when I do!
 
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Bringing this one back. Im really interested in how this works.

The BDC on my RCO works amazing on my 14.5" BCM AR. I hit 600 yards with it. Hoping the Elcan is as good on the SCAR 17.

Call me crazy, but Id give 1k yard's a shot. My buddy said hes done 800 with a M16A4 and RCO. Bigger round, 2x more magnification, 200 more yards. Not talking percision, just getting on target. Minute of man is fine.
 

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I just got one two weeks ago, running it on my KAC SR-25 EMC 16". I sighted it in using FGMM 168gr at 100 yards, got about 0.75" groups at 100 yards. This is me shooting off bipod, not some lead sled or front/rear bags. Took it out to longer range (Arizona) today to see how it performed at range. Shot at standard size steel silhouettes and 30" plates (I think they were 30", who knows, they were at 900 damn yards away!). Had a great time, and scope performed amazingly well. At 300 yards it is impossible to miss using the 3 line. It was able to score first-round hits up and into 750 yards without issues. I was unable to get hits out at like 900 yards, but the problem was not the scope but that our rangefinder couldn't figure out the range to the target, we were "walking" our bullets in with other big scope guns. Coupled with a pretty high angle of shot, this was rough. It seems to me that while the BDC was calibrated for 20" and 168gr, it worked quite well for my 16", verified to 750 yards, beyond which our rangefinder puked and we were clueless with distance/angles.

Using the Elcan I was able to outshoot the guy I was with because I didn't have to constantly fiddle with knobs and look on a chart to estimate my come-ups, or to use a mildot master. I just took a range estimate or a reading from rangefinder, put the steel on the number or between the numbers in question, and pulled the trigger. DING. The ability to lay down fire at speed with this sight is incredible, it takes a ton of work out of it. Was I getting "sub moa groups" at 700 yards? NOPE. Was I able to make headshots? NOPE. Was I able to quickly engage and make hits on a half-man sized steel with consistency? YEP. And at 6x I was able to see that I had hit or missed (low/left/right/etc) and make my own adjustments.

The sight rocks. Oh, and I was shooting it at 750 yards with the killflash installed too, would have been even clearer without it. I also had a sub-moa GAP-built bolt action with me, sporting Nightforce optic... Which became useless after 500 yards because I forgot the come-up sheet for it at home and the reticle doesn't have enough tick marks. So while that bolt gun is amazingly accurate and has great glass, it was not capable of first-round hits beyond 500, as I would have to fiddle with elevation and make adjustments, usually 3 or 4 to hit next target. I can definitely see the shortcomings, a Horus would have solved the issue much better. The reticle just wasn't up to the job even though the rifle and glass were. The Elcan reticle is UP TO THE JOB.
 
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