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    Posted: 25 August 2020 at 10:00
So many x-hairs offered with lots of markins on the X.
Do most people like these?
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I have a couple and they can get pretty "busy" if you need to shoot fast. But are OK if you are on a good rest,have the time and know your distance so you can pick the correct line for that distance. Not for whitetail hunting off yer hind legs and shooting that way.Wink
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Originally posted by BEAR BEAR wrote:

So many x-hairs offered with lots of markins on the X.
Do most people like these?
 
I don't like the new "busy" reticles!
 
Much prefer a duplex.
For longer ranges I like a mil-dot.
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I'm with duplex all the way.

In 1962, I designed a BD z-hair and had Unertle build a scope with it.  Disaster.  too busy.
But I still have that scope 10x.
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I also prefer a plain old duplex. 

It seems like the newer scopes are a lot better quality than the older ones. I have a Leupold LRP that I can dial the turrets and it is right on if I know the ballistics of the load I'm shooting. 

The busy reticles don't work good on a second focal plane scope. From what I've seen they are only accurate when the scope is at the highest magnification. First focal plane scopes might be different but I've never used one. 

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Wing you are right on about the 2nd focal plane scopes and mark is only "ON" when set at highest setting or maybe a lesses magnification but one or the other depending manufacturer I'd guess... I have a few like that. No idea about 1st focal plane scopes...don't have any.

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