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Well, my M8 6X is toast.  Leupold is sending me  an FX-II 6x36 as a direct replacement.  Until recently, they offered a "standard duplex" which had a medium thickness fine section that was hemmed in pretty tightly by the thicker sections.  Now, this isn't offered.  Only the "wide duplex" is offered.  "Wide" doesn't refer to the thickness of the lines, but to the subtensions.  It is the same as the standard duplex, but the fine lines take up a much greater area in the center than on the "standard duplex".

So, this is what is being sent.  I could have spent $60 to change the reticle, but didn't have any "real" pictures of what the other options would look like.  What are your thoughts on the "wide duplex" for small game/varmint hunting?  I will have this on what will be mainly a squirrel gun (22lr).  I had the parallax set for 50 yards, and will keep shots short.  The gun is a 455, which can accept 22WMR or 17HMR barrels, which might push shots a little further for groundhogs, but I can't see going beyond 200 yards as an absolute max.  For still shots with squirrels, it will work well.  For a running rabbit, I'm not so sure.  The subtensions of the fine section just seem too large.  In VERY RARE circumstances, I might use this at night for raccoons.  Its performance under such conditions would be way down the list of priorities, but I wonder how it would work then.

Anyone use this reticle as I intend to use it?  How does it work?  Any better ideas?  Thanks.


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I have a 4x wide duplex.  I have used it for all kinds of hunting, big game, small game, low light, day light etc.  I have always been able to see the reticle just fine. 
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good to know. thanks.  
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the only one that has ever given me trouble in a hunting situation is a fine crosshair with target dot.  that disappears in the brush.  No duplex reticle has ever given me problems. 
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