Re: Help me choose between these scopes.
I am really into the effciency and accuracy aspects of reticle applications for downrange zeroing and rangefinding. I have and use mil-dot, Burris Ballistic Plex and BMD, PFI Rapid Reticle, Leupold TMR, Varmint Hunter, and several T.K. Lee dot systems. Of all these i prefer the Rapid Reticle (very similar to Rapid-Z) for hunting due to their more accurate system of reticle windage reference mostly.
Once i verify ballistics program stadia subtension zeros at the range i recalculate my zeros in 50-yd. intervals only, and put this info in a Butler Creek scope cap cover, always there at the ready with a simple glance up to my reticle dope without having to get out of position (especially when game is constantly changing position, which happens often when hunting). Often i may not even know what a particular stadia is actually zeroed for while hunting since my system is based on 50 yd. intervals only for economy of information. IMO, stadia points are only needed to calculate and establish the interpolative system of reference (guessing between stadia points), and for rangefinding. An entry will look like this--
...obviously range, vertical reference and windage reference in that order ONLY with no headers needed. An article will be posted here shortly that describes my system where i recald. a 22 Long Rifle PFI reticle for an AR-15 load. If i were going to have a tgt. turret installed it would be for elevation only (reticle for windage).