Originally Posted by Twanger
The Hawke 2-7x32 that came on mine has a mil-dot reticle.
When set on 4X and zeroed for 20 yards the first dot down is 30 yards, and the second dot down is 40 yards. I've never shot a live deer past that. I sometimes use the mil dots and sometimes use the Speed Dial when hunting.
At the Range at long range (over 40 yds) I use the HHA Speed Dial and simply shoot the crosshair.
Ah, the downside of using dots on the reticle on a variable with the reticle not in the first focal plane.
Truly, I've never found it to be a terrible problem.
I *am* still working on my system for using the Optimizer when hunting.
1. Set it for 20?
2. Set it for the longest clear shot.
3. Force myself to set the distance before the shot no matter what.
My current thought is combining 1 and 3.