Standard vs Fine Duplex

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by DougH9, May 21, 2007.

  1. DougH9

    DougH9 Well-Known Member

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    I am considering a fine duplex reticle on a Leupold 4.5x14 for mixed range big game hunting (on a 300 mag.). I have always used the Std. duplex (and wide duplex), but am considering the fine duplex...because it may work better sighting in a long range. Yet at the same time, I would hate to give up anything during hunting conditions.

    I am wondering if the fine duplex disapears in low light, or is hard to see in a dark background.

    Does anybody have any comments about the fine duplex that they want to share?

    Thank you, Doug
     
  2. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I have been using fine and dot type reticles for years... I love them and personally feel I do better with them at all ranges and have no problems in low light either..

    JMHO.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

  3. philny1

    philny1 Well-Known Member

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    I have the very scope you are considering. Personally the fine duplex is not for me. Prefer the standard duplex for a precise sight picture in any light.
     
  4. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    I also perfer the std duplex over the fine duplex for all around hunting. The standard duplex is also better in low light conditions.

    JD338
     
  5. Centre Punch

    Centre Punch Well-Known Member

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    My Leupold's had mil-dot, varmnit hunter and standard duplex reticals.
    I tried a 6.5-20 x 50 with a fine duplex and found it to be just what i was looking for.
    My scopes are now all fine duplex. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Ian.
     
  6. DougH9

    DougH9 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much for the imput (it is split 50/50!). I will mull it over for a little while and make a descision (if I don't like it, I can always send it back for a change).