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I'm getting real close to buying another scope.  I have used different configurations  of   Plex reticle's  all my  life but some  on this  board  swear by  the 4A.  I don't mind learning something new if it is better. What is a better reticle for my aging eyes for all around use and why?
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I think it depends on which plex and which 4a.  If you are looking for low light visibility, either are good as long as the thick posts are thick.  Usually the thick posts are thicker with most 4a reticles, but not always.  If you pick a heavy plex, or the very similar Euro style #8 reticle, it is just as visible in low light as a 4a.  One of the reasons why some here prefer the 4a is because the upper portion of the FOV is not obstructed by a thick post, yet it has very thick posts at the 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00 positions.  In general, I personally prefer the 4a between the two.
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I personally like the plex,  not that the other reticles are bad,  its just that I have a variety of scopes from different manufactures all with some variation of the plex,  so it just seams logical for me to stay with something I'm familiar with.  Maybe it's just in my head, but its the only head I have ( at least on my sholders).
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

I personally like the plex,  not that the other reticles are bad,  its just that I have a variety of scopes from different manufactures all with some variation of the plex,  so it just seams logical for me to stay with something I'm familiar with.  Maybe it's just in my head, but its the only head I have ( at least on my sholders).
 
Can't argue with that logic.  Stick with what works for you and gives you confidence.
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The optics I'm interested in buying would be a Kahles CL  3-9X42.
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Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

The optics I'm interested in buying would be a Kahles CL  3-9X42.
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Then I'd get the 4a, hands down.  The plex isn't bad, but it is really thin compared to other plex reticles. 
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Thanks for the info Ted!
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SamC, I own a Zeiss 3-9x40 Conquest and Kahles 4-12x52 CL scope with 4a reticles and really like them. The Conquest  is mounted on a Montana and the 4a reticle has worked great in quick shooting situations. I was able to rapidly acquire, track, and get two shots off at a very fast moving deer. It actually surprised me how good of a sight picture was provided and how quickly a follow up shot could be reestablished.
 
The Kahles is fairly recent and is mounted on a Rem 700 5R Milspec. So far, the 4a reticle has worked well enough to get tiny groups but I have only shot this rifle at paper on the range. For what it's worth, my aging eyes are in the mid fifties.
 
I'm sure you will enjoy the Kahles. Good luck!
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Thanks pell,  I'm having a hard time finding a scope anywhere  with a 4a  that I can look through so I'm asking here._popupControl();
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