Originally Posted by kcebcj
For a hunting scope:
I personally don't think the BDC systems are worth fooling with. With a second focal plane scope I prefer a good duplex reticle and if the target is at distance dial it no hold over.
I did the home work and read all the bad reviews about a FFP scope and the reticle being to heavy on the high power's and to thin on the lower power's. I made a decision to learn to use a FFP scope and purchased the HSLR 4-16 with the XLR reticle and have used it for a little over a year now. At first the XLR reticle was way too busy but now its kick *****. The reticle on 4 power is quite thin but with low light or in the timber all that needs done is roll it to about 5 power and it's good to go. I shoot out to 800 yards on paper and have no trouble seeing a 4 inch bull and holding center on 16 power.
This is the only scope I am familiar with on your list. I'm building a 300 WM and am planning to use the HSLR FFP XLR 6-24 on it. Good luck with whatever your choice may be. They are all good scopes but I like the HSLR now that I have played with it.
Couldn't agree more I run the 4-16x hslr in ffp with the xlr reticle on my 338 lapua and am really pleased with the scope. I really like the capped windage turret for use in a scabbard and the xlr reticle is kick@@@.
I think the 2c reticle design by vortex is one of the best in the game offering it on the pst line of scopes was also a great move by an awesome company.
Reticles are a personal choice and to each his own, but I have found the one for me.