Shepherd Windage Feature

Shepherd Windage Feature With any Shepherd Rifle scope many things can be discussed. What I want to talk about in this discussion is the windage feature of the Shepherd. A couple of years back when I was first learning about the Shepherd product the windage adjustments the scope were capable of really sold me on purchasing my first Shepherd. After that the rest is history and today is one of the largest Shepherd dealers in the country. With two reticles in the scope that operate independently of each other making shots in heavy winds is much easier. Most people are hesitant to turn the knobs on their rifle scope after the scope has been zeroed. With the Shepherd once the scope is zeroed you can move the large knob on the scope which moves the Stadia reticle separately from the crosshair which is moved by the small knob. On a recent Montana prairie dog hunt I went on the windage features of the Shepherd made it possible to hit prairie dogs at between 400 and 500 yards with a 10 to 15 mile per hour crosswind much easier. I figured out how much windage was needed for a shot at 450 yards, turned the Stadia reticle over 12 MOA for the wind and took the shot. The beauty of the system is once you have taken the shot and you no longer need to be 12 MOA over for the wind drift of the bullet you simply turn the knob back so the Stadia reticle is matched up with the crosshair that never moved and was the original zero of the rifle at 100 yards. It is very difficult to hit a target in the wind with simply holding left or right of the target in space. With the Shepherdʼs windage feature the Stadia reticle moves independently of the crosshair reticle. With the MOA grid on the top of the Stadia reticle it allows you to see exactly how many MOA left or right of zero your bullet is going to strike. The crosshair stays where the rifle was originally zeroed. This system is simply easier to use than other scopes that do not have two different sets of crosshairs that move independently of one another.