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Ok I am leaning hard now toward the zeiss due to the fact that I can get it with an IR for the same costs a z6 with non IR. My ? is how well does the reticle perform, when not on do you still have a dot to look at for daytime use or do you have to turn the IR on for all conditions. Are there any concerns or problems that I should be concerned about? I know its an enclosed system, but does rainy or wet coditions affect it. I am new to the whole IR thing and I apologize if my ?s seem dumb. Also I have always used a second focal plane scope, will a ffp be a challenge for me?
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I'm not 100% sure I fully understand what it is that you are asking.
 
The reticle is etched. When the illumination is turned off, the reticle is still usable.  The thing with illumination is, that it was intended to be used in low light. If you look at any rifle scope, I would say that about 90% of them, will have blackend or darkened reticles for points of reference. So, when low light make it self more evident, you can turn on the illumination in order to give you a much better visual aid so that it can still be used.
 
To my knowledge illumination with high magnification, wad never intended for daylight visibility. With lower magnification it is implemented all the time for rapid aquisition. But I do not like it at all in a scope with magnification exceeding 12x.
 
At first you may be a little off put with First Focal Plane, and this is because as you increase your magnification, you are magnifying the reticle. But the thing that I like about it, is that...no matter what the reticle is always relative to the target.
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Thanks for your response you answered the question as I was trying to ask it, sorry for the confusion.
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Checked Zeiss' web site because I wasn't sure myself, but it says the HT has a second focal plane image. Like you, I prefer a 2nd Focal Plane reticle rather than a FFP reticle. That preference may come simply from my long history using only traditional 2ndFP scopes and only recently looked closely at FFP reticles.
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