I hear what your saying. Although I see that most hunting scopes do not some with a tactical reticle. I believe as you read through this thread shooter's used both methods and I agree with that and what works best for you and your firearm.
Location, Location, Location - Send It
I have seen advantages and disadvantages with both systems. I see the bottom line as this, any system requires practice and knowledge of their setup. This is the place I find most shooters failing. It is simply not good enough to run a chart then apply dial or hold from it and go hunting. So many people skip the valadation part where they go and shoot the distances prior to field use. Having used both a fair amount over the years I just like to dial the longer shots in but freely admit that reticle hold over works. They both have their pros and cons. I think you just need to spend some time to see what one works best for your abilities and style.
tested a set of Ivey rings a while ago and can say for a fact that they are not repeatable enough to allow dialing up or down for long range shots. They are not ment to be this precise. What they are designed for is to allow you a huge range of course adjustment and then use your scopes precision adjustments for fine adjustments on bullet impact.
Say you want a rifle that is capable of being zeroed at 100 yards but also to be able to zero at 3000 yards. That is not possible with the scopes we have today that I know of anyway.
But with these rings, you can do this because of the huge amount of rough verticle adjustment they offer.
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