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I have not used many scopes in the past so I am not sure what to look for.  My application will be on AR style rifles 5.56-7.62, will be used in very rough conditions so it needs to be tough.  Etched glass sounds good to me and I would imagine it would last forever, however I have read on google searches that etched glass is not as durable but this does not really make sense to me.  Does anyone have any info on this subject? 
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Etched glass reticles, are the only way to go in my opinion. Etched glass is not only more durable, but usually finer than wire reticles.
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Unfortunately they are not all immune from turning.  But they are the only reticle I will buy.
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My understanding is that etched reticles are less problematic than any other way of making reticles.  I assume that what you are referring to in your internet search is the etching creates a stress riser, a potential area where a crack will occur.  Etched reticles do allow reticles designs that are impossible by other methods.  Personally I would not consider a scope without an etched reticle.

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Thanks for the input. Sorry for not being clear. I am wondering about etched glass reticles, I noticed that etched glass reticles cost more than others. There were not any specifics said about them other they are pron to failure and that was to unspecific for me so I have just been digging around.  I will definitely be getting a etched glass scope.
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Welcome to The OT, Easy.
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While etched glass reticles do allow more variety of different designs, I will say this: whether the reticle is etched glass or wire makes very little difference to me for as long as the the manufacturer knows what he is doing and can execute it properly.  Etched glass reticles are not any more prone to failure than wire reticles.  If anything, these days they are likely a touch more durable, but I do not think the difference matters.

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Hay now Cheaptrick I'm taking it easy, I'm not easy, well most of the time anyways.   Yeah after reading for days and days I think I am starting to know what to look for in optics.  I was a few days away form buying a BSA  BSA-4-16x40-Contender until I found this forum now I am looking at getting the.
http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P499.aspx
                                             or
http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P500.aspx
                                             or
http://swfa.com/Leupold-3-9x40-Mark-AR-Riflescope-P40552.aspx
These are for my AR's  5.56 and .308.

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Originally posted by takiniteasy88 takiniteasy88 wrote:

Hay now Cheaptrick I'm taking it easy, I'm not easy, well most of the time anyways.   Yeah after reading for days and days I think I am starting to know what to look for in optics.  I was a few days away form buying a BSA  BSA-4-16x40-Contender until I found this forum now I am looking at getting the.
http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P499.aspx
                                             or
http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P500.aspx
                                             or
http://swfa.com/Leupold-3-9x40-Mark-AR-Riflescope-P40552.aspx
These are for my AR's  5.56 and .308.


Whewww! Just in time huh. Now that would have been a live and learn experience. Glad you found the forum. I remember the Tasco days of yesteryear. 1980something or other.
 
Andrew
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Yes, I still have a Tasco 1-5 in my drawer bought around 1985.
 
I am amazed how clear it seems and is in fact a pretty good scope. (Made in Japan)
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