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    Swaro reticles

    Hi All,
    a couple of weeks ago I bought a Z6i ex demo for a really good price. I took a flier on it as it was such a good deal. It came with a BR reticle which is very fine. Until this point all my scopes had been either 8x56 S+B or Doctor 8x56 with standard duplex reticles. THis BR ret is very fine and there is a lot of cr*p on it. With the illumination on it's ok but I really miss my normal reticle. So, I have emailed Swarovski and they will change the Reticle for me. Should I go for a 4a or a 4a 300? or should i just save £300 and put up with the BR?


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    Wish I had gone for this rather than the ballistic turret on my z6i. You only then have to remember what range each line corresponds to

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    Why's that mate, I'm looking at getting the ballistic turret, but not sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tis1979 View Post
    Why's that mate, I'm looking at getting the ballistic turret, but not sure?
    I have only used it once in over 60 deer shot since i've had it! completely impractical for me as either it's at a range not to worry about or I just holdover on the "big bit" if it is further away. I never seem to have time to worry about it and would prefer some aiming marks to gauge holdover rather than guessing.

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    That's what I was thinking the time you have on some shots is ltd so hold over has to be the way to go.
    thanks for the reply. Sorry for hijacking the original post incidentally I like the ret 4a.

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    Just for comparison i just used the swaro calculator for the BR and the 4a300 to show where the aiming marks line up at 7x zoom (what I use normally) with 6.5x55 federal SP ammo

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    I would probably keep your £300 and stick with the BR after looking at that
    Last edited by PointBlank; 18-03-2013 at 22:44.

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    I'd stick with BR (i)... Get onto a range, and work out the range for each blob/line as it makes it easy in the field

    I'm zeroed at 100yds. Blob 1 = 150yds, Line 1 = 200 yds, Blob 2 = 300 yds

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    Stick with the BR if you think it's something you could get used to, it's a simple system that works well. I rather like it myself.

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    I've got the 4a and it is just simple, for deer I can't see any real benefit in the ballistic turrets but might send mine off for them as it tends to be used a good 75% for foxing when on our ground it would be useful.

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    I have just got a gen 1 Z6i with 4A300 reticle, I wanted just a 4A but only this one was left. Wen I zeroed it the first line down was about 300 so why on earth would you use the other 2? I would just go for 4A unless you have use of the other lines for target shooting now and again.

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