There are many ways to judge the quality of a rifle scope. Characteristics such as eye relief, field of view, light transmission, and brightness are often discussed in shooting groups regularly. However, an important topic that is often overlooked is the ability to quickly identify where a rifle scope is with respect to the zero position.
To illustrate this point lets take the following example. In Figure 1 and Figure 2 you will see images comparing standard crosshairs.
Can you tell that Figure 1 is zeroed and Figure 2 has been adjusted for wind? By just looking at these crosshairs, it would be difficult or impossible to know whether this scope is at zero or not. If the shooter had adjusted for windage or elevation it would be hard to tell without actually taking a test shot.
In this example let us assume that figure 1 is zeroed and figure 2 is after the shooter adjusted for three minutes of windage. The shooter can hear and feel the clicks and can see the rotation of the turret to the correct position however the shooter doesn’t know for sure if the reticle moved correctly until a shot is fired.
When using the Shepherd DRS (Dual Reticle System) scope the situation is quite different. Below, Figure 3 shows the DRS reticles in the zero position and Figure 4 is the same reticle adjusted for 3 minutes of windage.
With the Shepherd DRS you have visual verification of turret adjustment. No need to shoot or check your turrets, the change is obvious. The shooter always knows what position the rifle scope is in at any given time by simply looking through the sight.
This is just one of the many features of Shepherd’s patented Dual Reticle System making it the Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable Scope.