For the purpose of hold-overs, wind holds and judging antler spread/body size in combination with a laser rangefinder. What do you find the easiest to use in the hunting field, moa or a mil based reticle.
I got a burris 3x9x40 with there ballistic plex. Nice scope realy like it. But with ageing eyes I have a hard time seeing the small ones 200 thought 500 with out my readers on. It is on a .06. I just picked up this cheep bushnell banner with there circle X has no range compensating but I needed a scope fast for the new 7mm rem mag I got 3 days before deer opener. (gota like that) Having that circel with a fine cross hair is realy nice and fast handling. Its realy got me thinking about that new nikon coyote special http://www.nikonhunting.com/riflescopes-coyote-special-coyote-special-3-9x40-max-1.html
I am using the NP-R2 reticle in my nightforce scopes. really like this reticle as there is less 'clutter' than my previous mil-dot reticles or the NP-R1. I also use a Leupold MK4 with the MLR reticle. I find it ok but really prefer the NP-R2 of the NF.
Currently run a Nikko Sterling 6~24x44 with a LRX reticle & a Leupold 8.5~24x50 with the Varmint Hunter reticle. I do not find either particularly cluttered.
I was using the Nikko Sterling on my Savage 16FSS 223 Rem for F Class & had to use the holdover to get me to 700 yards [ran out of elevation adjustment]. Actually was one of my better shoots...maybe because I had to concentrate harder
MOA seems easier to me. Fan of the NPR1 reticle. MIL works just fine if you work to understand that too-- 1yd at 1000yds, 1m at 1000 meters, 3.6" at 100yd. Just seems to me that 1" essentially = 1MOA at 100yds and 10" = 1 MOA at 1000yds, 12" = 1 MOA at 1200yds seems quicker and easier to compute. Carlock uses MOA for that reason, I believe. Check out his longrange hunting video (if you haven't already) at defensiveedge.net. jon