Originally Posted by MudRunner2005
It is an awesome low-light scope. But I have 2 issues with it. 1, it's big, heavy, and bulky. And 2, the crosshairs are also big, heavy, and bulky. LOL I could deal with the size and weight of the scope, but the crosshairs are pretty dang thick. If they were thinner like the size of a my 6.5-20x50's Z-Plex reticle, then it would be alot better. I might even send it to Zeiss just for fun to see if they could put in a Z1000 or Mil-Dot reticle, and maybe some adjustable target turrets like on my 6.5-20x50. That would really juice up the scope with a Mil-Dot and exposed target turrets.
Yep it is a trade off. Without a lighted reticle in low light the thin reticles can be lost very quickly in a busy picture.
The thick crosshair is easier to see in low light, but it does take away some of the view so to speak.
I have the lighted MP8 Reticles on my IOR's and damn is that nice!
If I remember right though from looking at them they only offer one reticle in the model you have and don't offer even through the custom shop any others. Is that correct?
It does take a bit away from the versatility of the rig, but still, for a dedicated low light or night hunting rig it's sure nice.
Heavy fog or dust can make that heavier crosshair a plus too though.