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  What a joy it was to find a #1 reticle available in a scope once again.  When I was young and just learning to shoot, I was taught using a German #1 reticle in an old K-4 Weaver.  During an unfortunate accident, I broke the scope while slipping and sliding down the slope of a rocky hillside.  I managed to break the stock along with a couple fingers, bruised both knees and my ego.  I was able to replace the stock but there were no companies offering a #1 reticle on the open market.  There were a few "Special Order" reticles but only in a #4 reticle and at that time you would have to wait about 6 months to get it.  I am in no way a huge fan of Leupold scopes or anything with a "Plex" type reticle.  Most of my rifles now have a #4 reticle or special reticles (S&B PM1, Leupold VHR/B&C, Burris Ballistic Plex, TDS) and finally a new German #1 reticle. 

        

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Neat reticle and very fast.  Check the samplelist because we get a lot of scopes in with this reticle and it takes forever to sell them because no one knows what it is.
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This isn't official, but I assemble scopes at Leupold, and I've heard that sometime (don't know when) we will be adding a new option for buyers where they can special order scopes with non-standard reticles not otherwise offered.  It was mentioned during the last company-wide meeting and they weren't very specific.  I'm just a guy who puts parts together to make scopes, so I don't hear everything.

As a guess (only a guess) the #1 reticle you prefer will only be available on the VX-III and possibly the LPS scopes, as it is a etched glass reticle and not a wire reticle.  The Rifleman, VXI, and VXII lines are only set up for wire reticles as far as I know.

Chris, around the assembly floor at Leupold there's a poster hung up in various places showing all the different reticles made at Leupold.  If you called and asked they might (repeat, might, I have no idea) send you that same poster, or a PDF of the poster, that you can show to your customers so they can see everything that's available, clearly labeled.  Basically, it's all the reticles shown here:

http://www.leupold.com/products/reticles.htm

But on a poster, and better arranged so you can look over them faster.

Hope that helps,

VanMojo

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VanMojo,

Thanks for the tip on the poster.  I asked our rep to see if he could snag one for us.  I also have heard about the custom program for next year.  You guys are gonna be real busy.

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