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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BigGameBalls Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/12/2018 at 13:05
I didn't mind the thickness of the reticle when I looked at a mil dot on a 5-20x50 I just didn't like the size of the dots themselves. They seemed really big. 

With the reticle pictured above I'm more worried about the heavy posts being way to thick and extending too far into the center of the reticle. 

I've never seen the regular duplex dot anywhere in person. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BigGameBalls Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/12/2018 at 14:17
Anyone have a picture through an accupoint of the duplex dot? Cant seem to find any pictures online.
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Anyone have any input on the reticle
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I have no accupoints with that reticle, sorry.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Maverick2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/13/2018 at 13:32
Attached link shows Trijicon's subtension specs for their reticles.
Fifth one down gives details on the reticle you're interested in.  Looks like the center crosshair thickness varies by mag range.  (Crosshair thickness is 0.2 MOA for the 5-20 model at the highest mag setting, 0.3 MOA for the 2.5-12.5 model, and 0.4 MOA for the 2.5-10 model.)  Short of being able to actually look thru each scope/reticle combo, to get a sense of whether those are too thick or thin, find the Trijicon scope/reticle you ARE familiar with in the same link and compare subtension numbers to get an idea if it's going to be too thick or thin.  I tend to be pretty finicky about reticles because all my scopes tend to pull double duty -- hunting in timber and punching paper.  If I were buying a scope that may spend part of its time on an AR that shoots 0.5 MOA, I'd find a reticle any thicker than 0.2 MOA frustrating.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Maverick2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/13/2018 at 13:49
A couple other things I'll add.  Given the choice of having parallax adjustment or not, you'd not find it a frustration while hunting 200 yds and in (you'd set it once and forget it) but you'd probably enjoy having it if stretching your AR out on the range, shooting varmints, etc...

My favorite double duty scope for what you are trying to do is a Leica ERi 2.5-10x42 with an IBS reticle.  Awesome glass and reticle combo.  Crosshairs are thin (0.1 MOA) but extremely crisp so they show up well and the reticle design draws your eye to the center immediately.  The illuminated dot is available if things get too dark (I've yet to have to use illumination, even before or after legal shooting light).  Leica quit making those a few years ago, but you can still find a few floating (2.5-10x42) or (3-12x50) if you're patient.  Great eye relief (3.8-4.0 inches) and extremely forgiving eyebox to get behind.  
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Leica Visus is re-incarnation of the ERi that you like. Until I tried Leica Magnus, that was my favorite general purpose hunting style scope. I gave mine too brother and use the Magnus 1.8-12x50.

And Tangent Theta on my precision gun. Yes, I know it is a tough life, but someone has to do it...

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Leica Visus is re-incarnation of the ERi that you like. Until I tried Leica Magnus, that was my favorite general purpose hunting style scope. I gave mine too brother and use the Magnus 1.8-12x50.

And Tangent Theta on my precision gun. Yes, I know it is a tough life, but someone has to do it...

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I have a 1-4 red post that I really like.  I have had several of the 5-20 mil dot with green dot in the center a couple of them failed from the start and went  back.  I have had a 3-9 didn't like the amber dot in the cross hair.  I tend to like red think amber washes out when pointed toward light sources. I run a 3x compact ACOG and a 1.5x compact ACOG and like them a lot.   I would go with the red triangle post I find the point of it ideal and very fast.
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Originally posted by Maverick2 Maverick2 wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Leica Visus is re-incarnation of the ERi that you like. Until I tried Leica Magnus, that was my favorite general purpose hunting style scope. I gave mine too brother and use the Magnus 1.8-12x50.

And Tangent Theta on my precision gun. Yes, I know it is a tough life, but someone has to do it...

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Maverick thanks for posting tge link to tge reticles.
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Just pulled the trigger on this scope. Pretty confident I'm going to like it.
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Just got the scope and I'm thrilled with it. Best scope I own by far. The eye relief and forgiveness of the eye box is unbelievable. Inside the house with no lights on on a gloomy MN winter day the green dot is plenty visible. Take it outside and it shines as bright as my bow sight ever gets. Love the crosshairs. Nice and thick which is what I want ss a hunter. Resolutiom and color seem better than my VXR patrol or burris euro diamond. We'll see how it does in low light tonight. I wish I would've bought the other 2 that were available at a clearance price. Now i need 1 for my AR.
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( if I bought a scope with 4 inches of eye relief, I would need to restock my rifle with a fifteen inch length of pull.....which would be cheaper? ) 




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One question. When I look through the scope backwards through the objective lense i can see 2 black specs on an internal lense in the middle of the scope. They are not visible at all when looking through the scope normally. I'm womdering if this could be part of the fiber optic illumination that I'm seeing. Is this normal or something I should be worried about?
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Thump the objective on something like a phone book and see if you can get them to shake off the lenses. Often takes a pretty good whack
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Don't really like the idea of black specs floating around in the scope.
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Its actually pretty common. Typically anodizing that has just come loose. There is grease in the scope to try and catch it. I have had several scopes do this over the years. In all cases except one the phone book smack worked for me n
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Okay I'll give it a try
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For another comparison it seems the glass on my meopta meopro 3.5-10x44 is slightlt better than the trijicon. Colors are more vibrant leading to better contrast. The trijicon seems to fall between the vxr and the meopro. Still haven't had any time to test un low light.
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Was able to get one of the specs off. One still there. Doesn't seem to harm anything as it's not visible when viewing through the scope normally but could it be degrading image quality? Just did a side by side low light comparison with my 3-9 VXR Patrol and the trijicon beats it out pretty well so it's performing well.

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This was Trijicons response.....

Good morning and thank you for your inquiry. It is common to have some debris that is only visible through the objective and inside that optic; we have what is called grease pockets that after recoil it may go away and be stuck out of view. Regardless it should not affect the usability of the optic. If you start to see more or see any debris that causes issues through the eyepiece, please contact us to have it fixed.

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