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Poll Question: What are your favorites?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
6 [1.80%]
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3 [0.90%]
10 [2.99%]
3 [0.90%]
16 [4.79%]
2 [0.60%]
3 [0.90%]
3 [0.90%]
0 [0.00%]
5 [1.50%]
1 [0.30%]
2 [0.60%]
265 [79.34%]
2 [0.60%]
1 [0.30%]
5 [1.50%]
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Multiple votes allowed, look forward to seeing what you guys like the most and why.
 
Why do you prefer the reticles you chose?  Would you like it illuminated, non-illuminated, or don't care either way? 
 
I think reticles are very interesting and one of the most important parts of the scope.  They connect you with the target.  If you have all other parts of the system ready to go and selected to perfection, not having the proper reticle can tear it all down when it's game-time. 
 
I've chosen Improved Mil-Dot and Horus Vision for long-range applications.  German #4 and Trijicon Post for all-around hunting in varied light conditions.


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My choice hunting reticle or my choice CQB reticle or my choice ranging reticle or my choice LR reticle or my choice...?
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All of them brother R.C. Smile
 
I think it'll be good for people like me with less scope experience to know what you guys feel works best for you after trying different reticles throughout the years.
 
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I like many of them, but also like the Rapid Reticles by PFI.
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I read a little about them before...
 
I actually think they designed a better reticle for the Zeiss team then the ones they use in their own scopes.  I think I saw a large company bought them recently and they are going to try to promote them more.
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I'm a generic plex reticle fan ..old school maybe
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

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Thanks for the votes so far...
 
I didn't even think of having Red Dot on the list...
 
martin3175, I like the old school basic Plex reticle best for short range targets/small-game.  I think it's mostly because I shot .22's and air-guns with them so much while growing up it's second nature.  Don't know if that might have been different though had I even known about the #4 reticle at the time. 
 
We ate a lot of squirrels and rabbits from using those rifles and the plex reticle but there definitely was times I can remember that it was difficult in the evening (after normal hunting hours and in city limits Bucky ).  Even as kids you kind of figure out how to use a basic plex as a ballistic reticle also....I think it definitely has its place.


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    I'm a big fan of the Leupold CPC reticle......tapering crosshairs.

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Which scopes have that CPC reticle?  It's hard to find them on the Leupold website
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    Check out the Custom Shop area and pick a scope to customize. It will give you the reticle options. No dot in the middle of a CPC...just tapering crosshairs. -Al
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I like the Trijicon Acog Reticle with the chevron and balistic hold over marks below but I dont have one.  I think illumination is really nice to have but most of my optics are not illuminated - it cost more so sometimes I live without it.  I like the IOR MP8 reticle also but do not have one of those either.  I also like the look of a german #4 but I dont have one of those either.   Guess I need to buy more scopes.  I have one of Leupolds TMR reticles and I prefer that to a standard mil dot.
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I have a Rapid-Z 600 in a 3X9 Conquest that is my absolute favorite (at least for now).
The amazing amount of choices is a little overwhelming at times, I have had the Trijicon illuminated in an ACOG before that was outstanding.
I'm a huge fan of bullet drop oriented reticles, a little windage never hurt either. Even as I write this a mil-dot seems inevitably in my future.
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I'll take the "plex" reticle or the #4.
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Interesting choices...
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 I always liked the thin cross hair with the dot, but the more I look at that Trijicon the more I like it. now I see they have the crosshair and dot so I like it even more,especaily the 5-20.
 I've bought a couple of 20x ss's and love the high power for target shooting and bought the mildot master and the cd that goes with it to learn how the mil dots work.
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I like the poll however you can vote as many times for the same scope reticle.
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Randall45, if someone wants to show they love a reticle that much they can have at it I guess...
 
Better to have it multiple answers because one reticle is not best for every thing and a compromise when you make it an all-arounder.  I know the benchrest guys with super thin reticles wouldn't want that if they was hunting hogs with the Southern Gent's that are members here. 
 
 
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Originally posted by danjojoUSMC danjojoUSMC wrote:

Randall45, if someone wants to show they love a reticle that much they can have at it I guess...
 
 
 
Guessing a Sightron fan "had at it". Guess I better go buy a H.H.R. reticle. Somebody liked it a lot to spend time to vote that much.
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We all know the Vortex Dead-Hold BDC (among others no doubt) is better.....windage holds baby Big Grin
 
I'm betting most of the guys getting ballistic reticles and thinking they are all set for that rare 400 or 500 yard shot don't even think about the wind. 
 
Why hold for drop but still have to dial for wind?  If anything dialing for elevation and holding for wind would be better.


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Originally posted by danjojoUSMC danjojoUSMC wrote:

We all know the Vortex Dead-Hold BDC (among others no doubt) is better.....windage holds baby Big Grin
 
I'm betting most of the guys getting ballistic reticles and thinking they are all set for that rare 400 or 500 yard shot don't even think about the wind. 
 
Why hold for drop but still have to dial for wind?  If anything dialing for elevation and holding for wind would be better.
WOOHOO!! Rapid-Z!!!!! I got windage marks, AND I USE 'EM!! No dialing for me. Maybe not as accurate, but good on a milk jug sized target out to 700.
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