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I purchased a new Z6i 2.5x15x44 last year, #4, and I do not like it, the dot bothers me. I have a trijicon 3x9x40 with the standard crosshair with green dot on a 243 xbolt and love it. I think it is the red dot that affects my eye. Problem is I love the high magnification of the Z6i, but want to stay with a 44 or less bell. I am looking at the Leica 3.5x14x42 ER with a #1. My eyes are bad and I am 70yo, What does everyone think of the Leica and the #1 for old with bad eyes, I deer hunt, shots from 50 yards in woods to 300 yards in open pasture.


I would be thankful for any advice.


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The glass on the Leica is first rate, and the #1 should be fine. I had the 2.5-10 X 42 Leica with the 4a, and it worked well for my 62 yr. old eyes. They weigh just over 16 ozs. which wasn't too bad (depending on what rifle it is mounted to). I think, for most typical hunting applications, illumination isn't really necessary. That said, I also have a Trijicon 3-9 X 40 Accupoint which is pretty nifty. Good luck and please post the outcome.
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The Leica glass is impressive for sure. I have never looked at the #1 so I can address that part, but I don't think you could go wrong with a Leica for high quality sight.
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I have a Leica ER 2.5-10X42 with the #1 reticle. If you like a German post reticle, it's a good one. It's as bold as reticles get, so it's very visible in low light. At the same time, it's capable of precision aiming by using the very tip of the point on the post. I have no complaints whatsoever about the scope. It's world-class. You won't likely be disappointed.
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Awesome glass.

Some of their reticles are very, very thin, but not this one, carry on.

You will like the scope.
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I had a #1 & didn't care for it but I replaced it with 3.5-14 with IBS ret.Took me a day at the range to get accustomed to the busy ret,it's working fine for me now.By the way I'm 66 & know what you mean.
 
Like to mention another scope you might want to check out,I recently got the new Zeiss Conquest HD5 5x25x50 [I was lucky SWFA had one in stock]it sits on one of my .308's so I got the Z1000 ret.The glass is very close to the Leica & my Premier,too close for me to call.Worth every penny I paid,I think Zeiss is going after Swaro Z5 series & I think they are right there.
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Thanks for the help, really appreciate the help, I am pulling the trigger on the 3.5x14x42 with the elev TT. I will call Chris to get it ordered today. Will post photo when mounted.

Dave
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I sprang for the ballistic reticle but I wish I had gone #1 or 4A.
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