from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A grid or pattern placed in the eyepiece of an optical instrument, used to establish scale or position.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A grid, network, or crosshatch found in the eyepiece of various optical instruments to aid measurement or alignment
- n. A small net
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small net.
- n. A reticule. See Reticule, 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as reticule, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument
The bdc reticle is nice but a .270 properly sighted in will not require holdover at any reasonable range.
A Redfield 3X9 with a 1 tube, and range estimator reticle is mounted on this rifle.
For meaning 2, the word reticle is also used; the words are unconnected, this one being from a diminutive of rête 'net.'
A reticle is a cross hair placed within half a micron of accuracy on the film plate by metal evaporation at Zeiss.
If you want something with different aiming points for different ranges, get a mil-dot reticle.
And is Nikon's B.D.C. reticle accurate for 308's? can you eat coyote. i know their mainly hunted for their pelts.
As for shooting at long range I agree with WMH, Bubba just loves his new "ranging" reticle.
(I had read too much Jack O'Connor and W.D.M. Bell) The rifle took most of my mad money, and all I could afford was a Redfield 4x with duplex reticle. (after all, 4x was all Jack used on his beloved 270 and Bell used open sights) For many years that was my only rifle, accounting for Texas whitetails, a few exotics, and pronghorn antelope.
Regarding ABO USA Inc., they did manage to repair a separated reticle in my old Redfield, but their cost was
I have in my possesion a new Redfield 2-9 x 40 with the new Accuplex reticle.