Originally Posted by hawkguy
i ordered this scope, looked through it a bit & returned it.
#1) the illumination is not daylight bright
#2) the FFP reticle is a great idea in some ways, but i found it made the scope somewhat useless at 1X (or it at least looked that way).
#3) i also found the reticle too small and cluttered for my taste.
it just wasn't what i wanted it to be. i did really like the pcl, i wish more scopes featured this as an option. and it was a good clear scope.....i just had too many issues with the reticle and the illumination.
as for the holdovers, aren't they specific to certain type/grain of ammo? even then, they normally aren't exact.
Your pretty much spoton. All low-end optics have issues with illumination in bright light that's one reason they are cheap.
Ffp isn't really needed in a 1-4x optic just an added expense that doesn't serve much use since it's geared more for ranging quickly on multiple targets at various distances maintaning the same aspect ratio of the xhair to image as magnification changes. Something a 1-4 or even 1-6 doesn't really take advantage of.
A bdc reticle doesn't mean you can skip range time to confirm your drops. You still need to know your drops at a given range for your intended application. My standard for a bdc is it's good enough if the rounds hit anywhere in a 18"x18" square at a given range. That means the round hits between the shoulders and covers the verticle from neck to belt for an ohsht zombie invasion situation.