I'll chime in on this one,
IMHO I prefer dialing in verses Compensating reticles. Dialing in is much more accurate and if you have the different tables for different temps, altitudes and environmental changes you're pretty well set.
Compensating reticles are calibrated for a specific load at a specific altitude and temp. Once you leave those conditions the reticle will only be a ball park guess.
Example: Say you're using the Springfield Armory .308 reticle, which is calibrated for the sierra 168 gr BTHP at 59 degrees and sea level. Now you're hunting in Colorado at 10 degrees and 10,000' elevation. At 1000-yard give or take that reticle would be off by more than 7 feet.
So, I'd rather dial in my range.
Hope it helps & Have a great Thanksgiving everyone