Originally Posted by jwp475
I had the Gen 11 XR reticle in the 5X25 S&B and it was not visable on 5 power. I sold it and bought the 5X25 with the P-4 Fine reticle. I like this reticle better, but the Mill markings are not useful on 5 power for me. I can see the center of the reticle on 5 power but could not with the gen 11 XR. I have heard that the 4X16 and 3X12s do not fade the reticle out on low power as bad as the 5X25 does, but I have no first had experience with those scopes.
I believe you would have been much happier with the standard Gen II or P4. They're nice and visible down to 3X, and while they may sort of "look big" at high power, with the line thickness of only 2.2" to 2.4" at 1000 yds, they'll cover up a P-dog but for anything bigger they're fine.
Regardless, different strokes I guess. Some don't like when the reticle looks thick at high power. Some don't like having to be on a specific power for holdoffs.
It'll be nice to see NF offer a FFP for the latter. More choices are a good thing for all.