What's a BDC Reticle?

Before you can decide what kind of BDC Reticle you need, it helps to understand what they do. BDC stands for bullet drop compensator, and the reticle is the crosshairs in your scope. The reticle pattern predicts how much a bullet will drop at a given range. If you have your rifle zeroed at, for example, 100 yards, the points beneath the crosshair tell you the bullet’s impact at 200 yards, 300 yards, and so on.

The BDC reticle hay be set up with a center cross-hair. The majority of the focus is below the horizontal plane along the vertical line. The marks along the horizontal plan may be marked with lines or circles set up at 100-yard drop-point intervals. Moving the corresponding line or circle to your distance over the target should give you a pretty accurate shot.

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Watch these BDC Reticle videos from just a few of our major brands

Nikon’s Spot-On Next Generation of Shooting Optics unlocks your firearms’ accuracy potential with virtually any ammunition. 

Vortex Optics shows you their DeadHold BDC Reticle,which can be used with rimfire rifles, high-powered rifles, black powder rifles or slug shotguns. The DeadHold’s reference marks help compensate for bullet drift in windy conditions.

Trijicon showcases its Accupower BDC Reticle. They also have Custom 30 Blackout Reticles.

Bushnell’s Engage has a reticle with the next generation of quality components and finishes. Developed for shooters who want to conquer their next trophy, demolish a distant steel target, or both.