View Full Version : Nikon 6-24x50: Which reticle for benchrest?

July 5, 2011, 06:28 PM
I'm looking at the Nikon 6-24x50 but cant decide between the fine crosshair or the fine crosshair w/dot. I have no experience with either one and can't find a decent picture online that does it justice. The only fine crosshair w/ dot that I've had dealings with is with a Leupold Goldring. I'm a big mildot and moa reticle guy so this is my first rodeo with the fine crosshair. It will be used for benchrest and some extended range hunting. I have a Millett 6-25x56 LRS but its faulty and i misplaced my warranty card. So here we are. Thanks in advance.

July 6, 2011, 10:03 AM
I've got a "real world" picture of the fine reticle w/dot from a 6-18x 40mm Nikon Buckmaster around here somewhere from back when I was searching for a long range varmint scope. I'm assuming you're getting the Monarch from the specs. I believe the subtension ratios are similar/identical between the Monarch/Buckmaster for that reticle, given the differences in top end power. Check Nikon's site to confirm, and PM me here if you want the pic.

Jim Watson
July 6, 2011, 10:11 AM
I have a 1/8 minute dot on my surplus H&R M12 for BR50.
A lot of others do, too; it seems effective for benchrest.