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I have read a few threads on this forum regarding the 1st or 2nd plane question.  Having never before used a 1st image plane scope I have a couple questions.
 
1) If I were to buy a zeiss victory diavari 2.5-10x42mm would the crosshairs be at least as thick at low power as a comparable 2nd plane scope like the swaro Z6.
 
2) If I were to go with a 1st image plane unit like the diavari, I would probably get a #4 or #7 type reticle. Would this be the best reticle for deer hunting in the eastern US or would others be better suited? All opinions welcome.
 
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IMHO a Mildot or some other type of ranging reticle would be great in the 1st plane because magnification will not matter, but you knew that.
I went to the Zeiss web site and checked out the no. 4 reticle (couldn't find the no. 7) and the no. 8. Both of these reticles looked like they would be visible in low light on low power, but I think the best way to tell is to pick one up and look through it on it's lowest power at a dark and cluttered corner.
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Originally posted by jägermeister jägermeister wrote:

I have read a few threads on this forum regarding the 1st or 2nd plane question.  Having never before used a 1st image plane scope I have a couple questions.
 
1) If I were to buy a zeiss victory diavari 2.5-10x42mm would the crosshairs be at least as thick at low power as a comparable 2nd plane scope like the swaro Z6.
 
2) If I were to go with a 1st image plane unit like the diavari, I would probably get a #4 or #7 type reticle. Would this be the best reticle for deer hunting in the eastern US or would others be better suited? All opinions welcome.
 
Josh
 
1) No, not usually, but it really depends on the individual reticle design of both types being compared, so it's hard to make a blanket statement.
2) I would add the #8 to those as well.  There is no "best," because it's a matter of opinion, but one of those 3 is what I would choose myself.
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