I like the high power scopes (it is really beyond me who or why would people get a scope - any scope, let say 3x or 5x power, but again this is my own opinion only).
Does anyone have an opinion on the reticles?I see the choices between standard mildot (+ MOA) "mildot extended" (+ MOA) and "mildot rapid." (Wes doesn't have the scope I want with a rapid option, but I could always wait.)My main purpose is sub-60 yard small game hunting, but I don't have really enough experience to choose.I'm thinking the "extended" would make it easier to do fast wind compensation. - But the extended lacks ti bold "5 mil" vertical markings that the standard reticle has, which makes it harder to find a short-holdover point really quickly. (Why the heck don't they make the extended reticle WITH those bold 5 mil marks ? )And I don't understand the benefits of the "rapid" at all.
I don't think you'll get anywhere near the 5mil mark. With a typical .22 rifle the holdover at 60 yards would be about 1-1.5 mil. Standard vs extended IMO is a personal preference. The rapid reticle would be good for a hog hunting AR setup.
Thx.... - But yeah I like the idea of not having to go past a 5 mil holdover, so maybe I WILL change my zero point. I think that might give me a slight increase in medium-range DOF as well, (I think) which would be good for small game hunting.So which would you choose, then? (Hog hunting is, sadly, not in my future.)
I just ordered the 5×30 MD & MDR with Adjustable MOA Mounts, figure it will be a close match for an apples to apples comparison to my 5x Monstrum prism scope, that was only $100.00, but already the specs on the Immersive Optics 5×30 MD & MDR with Adjustable MOA Mounts have the Monstrum beat.
Wes,How does the size of the "eye-box" compare between these prismatic scopes and regular ones of similar magnifications and objective size?Thanks