The 4200 is in another league compared to those others, and not just optically...that means a lot more to me than the reticle in this price range.

First off...there is absolutely no need for a ranging reticle out to 500 yards. With a 250 yard zero, shots out to 300 are within the MPBR...no change of elevation hold is necessary, and range estimation between 300 and 500 can be easily and accurately done with a plex reticle with a little practice.

The current Ballistic Reticles are primarily intended to be used for holdovers...Ok fine...but some means of range estimation has to be performed before they can be used...so it 's still the same problem... targets at the range are conveniently marked, so a few clicks up and presto....you are right on target.

Unfortunately, targets in the field are not... Usually ranging comes by way of an inexpensive LRF, but either way, once you know the range, it is easy enough to hold over out to 500, or dial a few clicks to put the crosshairs right where they need to be. Hold over or clicking is the much simpler method, and no math is involved.

I somewhat question the logic of a Ballistic Reticle...they sound like an interesting concept, but I don't see how they really help solve any real-world problems....if you are smart enough to figure out how to use stadia...you are smart enough to figure out how much higher to hold off on longer shots....

So I would definitely grab the better scope, considering the difference, as that will make a lot more impact on where the bullets will be striking.

There's two kinds of people in this world...those with LRFs...and those who dig... Sorry...just practicing my Clint...

TC