rifle scope reticles

Understanding Rifle Scope Reticles

Special-purpose rifle scope reticles are not exactly a new invention. For example, the common duplex-reticle-based, mil-dot design has been around since the 1970s. Ballistic Drop Compensating (BDC) configurations are much older than that. However, modern reticles that feature extensive aiming grids and ranging scales are direct descendants of Horus Vision’s hunting-scope reticles. 

Red-Dot Selection: 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Optic

So, you’re thinking about putting a red-dot sight on your rifle. Here are some tips on what to look for and how to use this type of optic.

Choosing a Scope Reticle: Input from the Experts

With all sorts of options available, from wire to etched reticles to simple crosshairs or cluttered Christmas-tree reticles, choosing a scope reticle can be a challenge. Here are a few thoughts from industry insiders.

Bushnell Adds Two New Reticle Options in its Elite Tactical 6-24x50mm Riflescope

Two new first-focal-plane reticle options for the rugged optic promise benefits for long-range shooters.

Bushnell Introduces New Reticle Options in the Elite Tactical Long Range Series

Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics for more than 60 years, has introduced two new reticle options in its popular Elite Tactical 3-12x 44mm long range riflescope (LRS).

1 to 8X Optics

The latest class of riflescopes designed for military snipers and other tactical operators can handle just about any situation from 10 feet to beyond 1,000 yards—thanks to innovative reticles and a revolutionary zoom factor approaching eight.


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