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Author Topic: Which Reticle(s) do you prefer  (Read 209 times)

Offline BoBallistic

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Which Reticle(s) do you prefer
« on: July 27, 2020, 06:34:17 AM »
Which one or two do you like to on your rifle scope....

I have many of the reticles on my Leupold scopes from the standard duplex to the crosshairs to the heavy duplex to the post and duplex-which is my favorite....I like the illuminated version (of any kind) especially for the last minutes shots at the big old bucks!!!
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Re: Which Reticle(s) do you prefer
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 06:45:23 AM »
crosshairs or duplex is what i have
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Re: Which Reticle(s) do you prefer
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 08:34:47 AM »
Actually I like Nikon's BDC reticle the best, but Leupold's fine duplex would be my preference out of their product line.
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Re: Which Reticle(s) do you prefer
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 10:40:57 AM »
fine or wide duplex for me. clean and simple
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Re: Which Reticle(s) do you prefer
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 12:43:22 PM »
Fine Duplex for me. I agree with Mad though Nikon BDC is what I like best.
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Re: Which Reticle(s) do you prefer
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 01:02:23 PM »
duplex and fine duplex are my preferences
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Re: Which Reticle(s) do you prefer
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2020, 03:06:25 PM »
I like the duple.  But when I purchased a Leupold VXR 30mm Duplex with the Fire dot reticle I found a new favorite!  The red dot seems to help with target acquisition.     
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Re: Which Reticle(s) do you prefer
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 03:57:22 PM »
TMR detail or BDC but leaning towards the mil spec.  @--0--0104
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Re: Which Reticle(s) do you prefer
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2020, 08:02:05 PM »
I like the duple.  But when I purchased a Leupold VXR 30mm Duplex with the Fire dot reticle I found a new favorite!  The red dot seems to help with target acquisition.   
Deerhead - I'd love to try a Firedot out in the field but too cheap so far to buy one.  I've looked at them a couple of times in the stores, and it seems like a really nice view.  Would like to try it outside in both bright sunlight and at dusk to see how it does.
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Re: Which Reticle(s) do you prefer
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2020, 08:21:43 PM »
I like the duple.  But when I purchased a Leupold VXR 30mm Duplex with the Fire dot reticle I found a new favorite!  The red dot seems to help with target acquisition.   
Deerhead - I'd love to try a Firedot out in the field but too cheap so far to buy one.  I've looked at them a couple of times in the stores, and it seems like a really nice view.  Would like to try it outside in both bright sunlight and at dusk to see how it does.

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But I got a good deal on the scope.  But I had to do a little.... well...trade to maximize my discount.  Let me explain.  BassPro had their annual scope trade in sale.  The VXR was $399.00.  and on sale for $369.00.  You could trade in a scope and receive $100.00 gift card.  I purchased a $19.00 pellet rifle scope.  Walked back into the store and traded it in for the $100 gift card.  Thus the VXR only cost me $289.00. 

One nice feature is that the Fire Dot has different brightness settings.  You can set it on a small red  dot to a nice bright red dot. When its dusk I prefer the low setting at dusk and a brighter setting when its bright.  I also really like the 30mm glass. It provides a nice field of view.   


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Re: Which Reticle(s) do you prefer
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2020, 06:40:48 PM »
I've been using the duplex reticle since about 1968+/- about the same time the Redfield Widefield  came out.  I didn't get a Widfield but bought a 2X7 regular Redfield with the duplex reticle and feel no need to change this late in the game.  I have of course upgraded to different and better scopes over the years and always with the duplex reticle. 
My son came home several months ago to set a scope on an AR and it had more dials and light switches than the law allows.  It had all sorts of lines and numbers in it, way too much for me to comprehend. @--0--0117
I did have an old Weaver, maybe a K2, that had a cross hair and post that was mighty fine.  It was on top of a Nylon 66 and we carried it on the tractor when farming.  It and the 66 were no competition for the 10' International Harvester harrow. @--0--0116
Blue steel, walnut and a good 50mm variable with a duplex reticle will do this simple old man.
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Re: Which Reticle(s) do you prefer
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2020, 08:44:20 PM »
duplex reticle
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Re: Which Reticle(s) do you prefer
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2020, 08:22:46 AM »
A lot of times when you buy a used scope or one that comes on the rifle you cannot be picky as if you were buying a new scope...for example, Cabela's had Leupold VX2
4-12X scopes marked incorrectly (they were typically $489....but had them mismarked to $389...so I ordered on for my only Remington old Sendero 270 Win.......I got to thinking about it and ordered 4 more scopes all with the thin/fine cross-hairs (long before the internet)....the lady was so mad when she told me that each scope was $489 and I told her no mame...that they were $389 in my catalog...she told to tell her the catalog number and she was so mad that she did not talk to me, just asked me my CC number and that was it....she quickly told me that she would do something about the mismarked catalog....all I said was thank you and good-by...LOL...

But like the Zeiss Conquest scopes, that was a steal to get them at $399 and sometimes $359 and $379 each...so you have to take the variety of cross-hairs that were available at the time....

I do have 4 Leupold VX6 with the firedot...now that is scope...also have the VX-R with the firedot....I have the Burris Electrodot II and it takes the old CR2032 Battery....bought it about 20 years ago, that was my first electrodot scope....just changed the battery a few months ago and turned it off....but it still works good.....same goes for the Leupold firedots that I have, changed battery

I also have a bunch of Nikon Monarch Gold 1.5-6X x 44mm with it's 30mm tube scope...it sure seems like each one of the 6 or 7 that I bought used that they each have a different crosshairs....

I sort of have them all from the plain old duplex to the fine to the illuminated cross-hairs duplex.....I have to be flexible when it comes to the cross-hairs on a scope...as long as it works, that is the bottom line....this year had to send two scope back one to Vortex and the other to Leupold...the Vortex came back under 2 weeks where the Leupold was also 7 weeks....the Vortex they just sent me a new scope (no serial number - made in China) and the Leupold was to adjust the stiffness of the power adjustment ring....but just like my muzzle loader, the CVA Accura II, the bigger the companies the longer it will take them to fix the problem.....

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