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If you were getting a Diavari, reticle #4 or #8?

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Cant decide which one i want for an all around hunting rifle. THe #8 seems like the posts are too far to ever "help" in low light. Havent seen a FFP #4 before...seems like the  #8 is more popular.... thoughts..?
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I´m a big fan of the #4 reticle both on FFP and SFP scopes.
 
The heavy bars and post kind of draw the fokus to the center like on a gosth ring or diopter.  The thin centre cross is fine enough for long range shooting/hunting.
 
In my opinion based on many years of use, I´ll think this is the best reticle for general big game hunting ever made.
 
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thx


another thing i dont like on the #8 in the 12 oclock post...useless imo
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Go with the #4.  I prefer that on all my scopes.
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I like the #4 as well for big game hunting.
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I just bought the Diavari in the #42 (#4 with an additional aiming point below the crosshair.

Mine is FFP and I like it for hunting, not great for high-precision work.

It is my new favorite hunting scope, the Swaro with Ballistic Reticule has been supplanted!


#8 FFP at full zoom, the cross-hairs take up MOST of the field of view.
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as you probably know, they take up the same amount as on any other power, it just appears that way... The #4 though the posts go closer towards the middle which could look like it blocks out the target on higher powers
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I have the #8 reticle on a 2.5-10x42 Diavari Victory.  I have used a couple of scopes with #4.  When I first got the #8, I didn't care for it very much, but as I use it, I like it better and better.  For me, the low light performance is excellent.  I am highly impressed.  The #4 reticle is a good one, as well, though.  I think, for this scope, I am glad I got the #8.  No regrets.
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Like KB, I have the #8 in a 2.5-10X50 Diavari, and I love it!  I don't think it takes up too much of the FOV at all, and it is very visible in low light.  Mine happens to be an illuminated version of the #8, but that doesn't change its basic design, other than having the option of the center "+" lit in low light.

 
I also have a #4 on several other scopes and like it too.  The advantage to the #4 is there is no heavy post in the 12:00 position, so it obsures a little less of the view, but really, I haven't had any problems with the #8.  Given the choice, I'd probably get the #4, all else being equal.  But in my view, they are so close that if you happened to get a good deal on one with the #8, I'd go that route.
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If I won the lottery and could buy a Diavari I would want one of the Z 1000 or Z800 reticles but the #4 is a nice choice for the first few hundred yards. If it  had tactical knobs the reticle wouldnt matter as much.
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kenton will install knobs on the diavari and i think zeiss does as well?
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I had one with the #4 and just never could get comfortable with it. I now have a 1.5-6X42 with the #8 and love it. It is very visible in low light, and I find the top post is a real advantage in getting on target. JMO. To each his own.
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Yep, everyone's eyes are different.  The #8 is a much more pleasing reticle than I anticipated.  
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#4 for me....
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