That depends on how you use your scope. A lot of people, hunters and competitors alike, use their reticle to hold for elevation, windage, or both. Having lines at known increments aids in the proper hold for whatever the shot is.I had Alot of time at work to research what scope I wanted. Just to save you some reading time, get the Nightforce and the reticale wont matter. its a shame they dont ofer a more basic cross hair, since they are made to dial so well.