Rich and David...Just to muddy the issue further I thought I would tell you about a thrid reticle pattern that Springfield has just started advertising. It is called the "Pattented Mil Dot" if I remember correctly. It seems to combine the best of both reticles. The horizontal cross hair and the top portion of the vertical cross hair are standard mill dots. The lower portion of the vertical cross hair are small cross hairs instead of the mil dots. These small cross hairs are set to compensate for bullet drop at 200, 300, 400 yards etc... The ranging is done with the mil dots, then the correct cross hair is used. These additional cross hairs appear to be only slightly larger than the mill dots and do not have the brackets for range estimation. It leaves the reticle looking very precise and uncluttered.
Chris in MO
[This message has been edited by chris in mo (edited April 18, 1999).]