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In the leupold VXR and VX6 series why would someone get with the 4 vs the duplex. I've never hunted with a German 4 of any kind. I do like a more bold reticle. Is the only advantage of the 4 quicker on target?
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The #4 is quicker, (bolder) and better suited for heavy brush and "movers", IMO. 
It allows the shooter to acquire the sight picture faster than the Duplex and to distinguish between the reticle and a tree branch, twig, etc in heavy growth areas. (Like mine.)  

The Duplex reticle is "typically" better suited for target shooting and long distance, IMO. 

I have the Firedot Duplex and like it, but as I stated on your earlier thread, I'd probably go with the #4 next go around. 
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Thanks cheaptrick. I guess I'm just apprehensive about trying the firedot 4 without seeing one in person on such and expensive purchase.
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Firedot #4 on top and Firedot Duplex on bottom. 

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cheaptrick,
Nice pictures, Love the #4 reticle.
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How about a Leica ERi 2.5 - 10m X 42 30 mm 4A reticle.

It will work.
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+1 on the Leica ERi 2.5-10x42. Love mine.
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I'm sure the Leica is a fine scope from all I've heard about them. This time around I am forsure getting a VX6 2-12x42 just need to decide on the reticle.
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I'd opt for the #4 reticle for low light hunting. No question. Especially in thick woods.  
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+1 on the fire dot #4
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Found this pic of the firedot 4 in a vx6 2-12 online. I like the thicker posts but it still looks fine enough in the center for longer ranges.

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Just read that all Leupold scopes that have the German 4 or firedot 4 the adjustments are in metric??? Now that would be fine for sighting in but would that mean the cds dial would be in meters? That would be a deal breaker.
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I am sure that just means the adjustmemts are in mils instead of moa. That has nothing to do with distance. Lots of scopes habe mil based adjustments.
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Hard to imagine a better all around rig that a 2-12x with a #4 reticle.
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Try a Leica ERi 2.5- 10 X 42 30 mm # 4 they are very nice!
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#4 type reticles are the bugs nuts!!! Big Grin
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I ordered the VX6 2-12x42 with the firedot duplex. I know I like that reticle. I THINK I would like the firedot 4 but didn't want to experiment on such a expensive purchase in case I didn't like it. Thanks for all the help.
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I like my F-Dot Duplex. All the best and let us know how you like it when you get it up and running. 
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Originally posted by 03mossy 03mossy wrote:

I ordered the VX6 2-12x42 with the firedot duplex. I know I like that reticle. I THINK I would like the firedot 4 but didn't want to experiment on such a expensive purchase in case I didn't like it. Thanks for all the help.


I've been using that firedot duplex on a 3-18x44 VX6 for a couple of years now and it is a fantastic reticle, with our without the illumination.  You're gonna love it. 
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