As you have noticed, the heavy duplex reticle is a bit heavy, and rough, the fine cross hairs are just the opposite, fine enough for target shooting, but hard for target aquisition if you plan to do any low-light shooting.
A better crosshair would be Leupold's TMR Reticle, or something similar. The Adjustable Objective is better for adjusting paralax, but with the heavy cross hairs that you have, and no elevation adjustments, you have a rough road ahead of you. There is just no point of reference for you to shoot at 1000.
I have no personal experience with the SS, but from everything i have heard, they are a reputable scope. Possible input from others with that scope would be better.
Hope this gives you a start.
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