The Best Scope Crosshairs
Scope Crosshairs are a great way to display your reticles. I use them all the time. When hunting, I can use them to reveal the dead zone, crosshairs, or whatever you choose. I have a nice little trick when it comes to using scope reticles. If you're looking at a target and want to ensure you are getting a clean shot, you move the reticle around until you get a nice clean angle. You'll miss it if you move it wrong and put it somewhere that makes it harder to aim.
This is why I like to use scope crosshairs. They are perfect for this. They show you where you are at in a target, allow you to focus on one spot, and are relatively easy to use. In my opinion, it's the best kind of scope reticles to use. The next best thing, for some people, is a dot sight, but even then, there is some controversy as to whether or not dot sights are any better than the more traditional scope reticles.
Here's what I like about scope crosshairs. They are simple. You look at the top and choose a spot to put your reticle. You can also change the color if you want by selecting a different color. That's it! Very simple and effective.
Here's what I don't like about scope crosshairs. For instance, when hunting more miniature games, you may find yourself changing your reticle quite often. If you don't change it, chances are you are going to miss it. With some of the bigger game, though, it's not like you can miss by a couple of feet. So you have to change it right away.
Another thing I don't like is that there are only two different reticle types available on a scope crosshair. That's fine for small games such as squirrels, rabbits, and other small games, but it becomes limiting when you start looking at the giant game. This means that you are constantly not even sure if you have the proper range, and you have to consistently move from one point to another to get the correct numbers, making this process very tedious for most hunters.
Also, if you use a scope with duplex reticles, which are crosshairs with two numbers placed side by side, you're limited in the accuracy that you will receive. With a lot of these duplex reticles, you'll receive some errors, but the real problem is that it's easy to hit a target by accident with a crosshair that is too high. So really, even though this simple scope reticle type offers incredible precision, it doesn't give you enough range to be helpful.
Finally, it would help if you took note of how the scope is calibrated. A lot of the newer, larger caliber rifles will commonly come with higher eye reliefs. The same can be said for pistol reticles. So if you shoot with a scope with high eye relief, you may see less of a difference between the high-powered rifle scope and a pistol scope, but you will likely see less than you would with a lower eye relief scope.
In summary, you must find the best scope for your particular situation. Keep this in mind before you go out and decide which sight is best for your shooting needs because if you choose the wrong scope, you will pay the price. Pay attention to the above and keep in mind what your typical hunting or shooting conditions are. If you do all this, you will choose the best bullet drop and Aiming in one.