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any of you used this reticle ?
low light?
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I have a Z6 2.5-15x44 BT/4W en route!
I think this may be THE scope for my 280AI
Will report back shortly..
Got another 2 months of deer season left to test with :)
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I have one on my 300 WSM in a Z5 3.5-18x44 with BT.  Great reticle IMO, there are better but also worse for low light.
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Thanks, as long as it is not too fine I am good for whitetails..

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Mine is plenty good enough for legal hours here.  30 before and 30 past.  I've used it on several whitetails here with good results.
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same rules here..
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That is the reticle, I used when we went to Utah. But the one, I had, utilized the BDC turret. From 100-700 yards, then I had a print out with 700 yard zero for hold over's beyond that with a 6.5 Creedmore. I love that reticle, but it is not ideal for LR shooting.
 
For lowlight, I do not forsee you having any issues, especially during legal shooting times.
 
I would be anxious to read your tellings about that scope Charles. I believe you will throughly enjoy using it.
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cool, it's for hunting out to 500
I am getting the BT turret with the 5 presets and will probably get the BDC version for my load.

I have been wanting to run a Z6 for a while and have wrestled with the 1.7-10 which would be about perfect for all around hunting or the 2-12x50.

I decided I wanted a bit more magnifcation after hunting this weekend and not being able to really count points on a NICE buck at 200 yards with a 10x.

When I found out that over 12x gets HD glass the decision to get the 2.5-15x44 made sense and trying to still keep it somewhat sleek and light.
I expect that at 30 minutes after dark I would have to back off the magnification down to 12 or so.





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     Hello everyone!- long time reader, first time poster. I've spent the last few months looking into the purchase of a new scope for my Accura V2 muzzleloader. I shoot out to 350 yards when hunting out west and in the woods around home the shots average about 50 yards, so I was looking for something pretty versatile. My pick is the Z5 by Swarovski in 3.5-18X44 with the BT. The problem I have now is choosing between the plex and 4W reticle. 
       The plex reticle is what was on just about every other scope I have used, so I am very comfortable with it. The thing I like most about it is being able to quickly center the animal in the crosshairs which is really nice when hunting deer moving through brush at close range. Anyone out there have this scope with the plex reticle?
       The 4W reticle has had generally favourable reviews, but I looked at one the other day and I found it a little thin. I have read a few posts here by members who find that the 4W stays visible right through legal shooting light but I was wondering if that is also true when hunting in woods and up against branches etc.? How valuable do you think the hash marks for wind adjustment would be on shots 350yards and under (up to now I've been guesstimating using the space between the lateral posts of the reticle)? Thanks!
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got it in last night

stunning glass, s t u n n i n g !
It beat my S&B and the Leica 3-12x50

The 4w reticle is good to go as far as I am concerned for low light whitetail hunting with the tan hides.
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Welcome to the OT Blackhorn!Charles,how did it beat out the 2 scopes you mentioned,Thanks......Ernie
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Glass clarity and pop.

My 16 year old son who looks through all of these scopes with me and hunts with me brings a younger set of eyes to my testing.
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Thank you all for your input! I was just about sold on the plex but now I am taking a very long, hard look at the 4W.
I have read about some guys using the moa hash marks on the 4W as a measuring device to evaluate trophies in the field. This sounds great in theory but how well does it work in a hunting situation?  

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Well, at first I thought the 2 MOA spacing was kind of odd and that they should have done 1 MOA

However, after running a Leica with the IBS reticle with 1 MOA spacing I see the logic of the 2MOA spacing as it is easier to pick them up for normal hunting distances...

(I am also more a Mil guy than an MOA)

You can use the reticle to check a bucks rack, done this a lot of times with mil reticles and MOA reticles.  Say for a MOA reticle, you have a buck at 200 yards and you put the reticle to check the width of the rack.  At 100 yards say it's a 20" wide rack, that would be 20 MOA, at 200 yards it would 10 MOA.  In the case of a 2MOA spaced reticle it would mean 5 hash marks.

Make sense?
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I should also note the Swaro reticle is not as fine as the Leica so it is better in low light
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2 moa hold off works well, I use two NF with their reticles, after getting the hang off it, you can set the power for the wind speed, exp. 4 moa hold of for a 10 mph wind or side movement etc. I use the TDS in a Z6 for the same reason and a 4A in a PH swaro FFP that is about 4 moa at 200 yds, with outstanding lowlight utility.
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Originally posted by ccoker ccoker wrote:

Well, at first I thought the 2 MOA spacing was kind of odd and that they should have done 1 MOA

However, after running a Leica with the IBS reticle with 1 MOA spacing I see the logic of the 2MOA spacing as it is easier to pick them up for normal hunting distances...

(I am also more a Mil guy than an MOA)

You can use the reticle to check a bucks rack, done this a lot of times with mil reticles and MOA reticles.  Say for a MOA reticle, you have a buck at 200 yards and you put the reticle to check the width of the rack.  At 100 yards say it's a 20" wide rack, that would be 20 MOA, at 200 yards it would 10 MOA.  In the case of a 2MOA spaced reticle it would mean 5 hash marks.

Make sense?
battling a sinus infection and lack of sleep, so, bare with me!
Makes perfect sense!
When I read about this my first thought was how great a tool this would be for measuring antler spread. I just wasn't sure how practical it was to use in real hunting situations. Thanks for the info! Chalk up another point for the 4W! 
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