That Horus reticle has a number of benefits, other than working with their software. Now the PDA software in conjunction with the Weather meter
will give you a recommendation for a hold over in a 10 mph wind at a range of 923 yards (Data from LRF) of say 9.3 of elevation and 3.2 mils of windage, you just put that point on the matrix on the target and squeeze the trigger. A miss provides information about point of impact and prepares for the second shot, to wit:
If you can see the point of impact on the reticle, then you put that point on the matrix on the target and you are virtually guaranteed a second round hit. This is true of any reticle, but the benefits here accrue from the ability to precisely pin point the location of the hit.
PS. A lot of what happens with this reticle, of course assumes shooting from some kind of rest for stability. Oh, and the knobs on the Horus scopes are calibrated in Mils, which should make our METRIC friends giddy! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
I also note that the cross and the larger dots below it are reflective material which are lit at night by the lit reticle mechanisms.
The reticle grows and shrinks because it is front focal plane. As you reduce the power more lines are shown, down to line 27 if I remember correctly. This alows for pot shots at extremely long range, which after all is what we are about here, isn't it! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] (27 mils of come up will get you well in excess of 1000 yards for most rounds.)
[ 03-31-2004: Message edited by: DMCI ]