I'd appreciate the advice of the forum on the following issue I am grappling with.
I have two rifles; one in 30.06 (long barrel, wood stock, unmoderated) and one in 6.5x55 (short barrel, synthetic stock, moderated). The idea is for the former to be my 'hill rifle' for - primarily - reds in Scotland and the latter to be my 'woodland rifle', the primary use for which will be roe/fallow stalking down south.
More by accident than design I have two Swaro 'scopes; a 3-12x50 Habicht (4a reticle) and a 2-12x50 Z6 (BRX reticle). The former I bought as a good all rounder and the latter I just happened to be offered at a good price, so I ended up with two very similar 'scopes mostly by accident; however there are enough differences that I feel that there is a careful decision to be made about which goes on which rifle.
My thinking is this: The Z6 has the (marginal) edge in light transmission, which might suggest that it would go best on the woodland rifle as that is more likely to be used in dark, gloomy forest where the additional transmission would be helpful. However, the Z6 also has the BRX reticle which might be useful for the longer ranges one might encounter more often on the hill. To further muddy the waters, though I haven't yet tried this out properly, an unscientific test in my back garden suggests that the 4a reticle of the Habicht might show up better against a dark forest background than the thinner details of the BRX.
For those not familar with the reticles see this link: http://www.swarovskioptik.com/en/pro...ticle-overview
Anyway, I throw the question open to the combined wisdom of the forum ! And yes, I appreciate that sticking with one rifle would have made the decision a lot easier...