Thanks very much for the additional info. I ordered a Gen III today. Though I can cancel or change the order on Monday, I think I really need to handle this toy!
Now for the next question. I know your background is with the MilDot system. My experience with anything but Leupold's rangefinder rifle scopes is *very* limited. That said, are you opposed to SA's proprietary ranging system? It seems a bit complicated at first, but as you said, look at the purpose of the rifle.
Whether shooting prairie dogs or human size silhouettes, it would seem that you'll quickly learn to use one scale or another (10", 18" or 24"). And, unless you're using lots of different ammo types, it seems to free you from having to reference the card.
[This message has been edited by Rich Lucibella (edited April 17, 1999).]