Rifle Scopes  Reticle suggestion for person with eye issue

Macdaddy

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I developed several years ago, an anomaly in my right eye which makes dead center slightly blurry. This of course translates into difficulty focusing on the center of my reticle.

I have actually sold off several Premier Reticle scopes that had the finer cross hairs and have a couple of NF NSX 2.5x10 MOAR scopes that are a little difficult to see too.

Looking for suggestions for a very high quality scope (preferably) in the upper end of 15x - 20X with a clearly visible center point.

Most of my scopes are FFP but I am not married to them since the lower powers and my eyes don't match up well anyway. My application is mostly hunting but I do enjoy the occasional clanging of steel out to 1000K.

These are carry rifles so size/weight are a consideration.

Firedot type reticles are certainly an option but the illumination must be daytime visible too couple with very good glass and dial-ups.

Thinking about the new Lupy VX-6 HD line but was wondering if there are better scopes I should be considering.

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I have a bit different vision issue in my right eye. I had RK (cuts) to correct near sightedness many years ago and had a slight tear along one of the cuts. This resulted in a "smear" in my vision where I get some fuzzy image to the top right of center, especially at nights with street lights and signs, but it also resulted in a bit of a fuzzy reticle. I bought a VX-6 with wind plex & fire dot last year on sale. I find it exceptionally easy to get behind. At first I thought the crosshair subtension may be too thick for my liking at .4 minutes, and it is a bit thick for precision group shooting at 1/2 or 1 minute paper bulls, but it is fine for steel or game. I found in the woods it is very easy to pick up the reticle and I think the glass is great, especially in low light (2-12x scope). I was thinking of getting another and compared it to a NXS 2.5-10x32 w/ MOAR. I found the ability to see into the woods and brush to be better with the VX-6. Will the tracking be as repeatable as an NXS? Perhaps/probably not, time will tell. I can't find my notes right now, but I did a tracking test and if I remember correctly, it gained about 1/2 minute at 30 minutes of elevation. The 2-12 does not have side parallax adjustment and one of mine had parallax issues at distance, about a foot at 750 yards. A buddy told me how to adjust it, it was easy and effective. All in all, I am very happy with it for hunting and steel, enough that I bought 2 more on closeout. The 2-12x is smaller and lighter than the 3-18, that's why I stayed with it. Illumination is daytime visible. I did send one in to Leupold to have a 2 turn elevation turret installed as I was out of room at about 750-800 yards with my 6.5x47. I believe the new HD's have the 2 turn turret. All in all, at the price I paid, for my use on those guns I considered them a bargain.
 

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I have a dead spot in the center of my vision in my right eye. Too many years of welding. You have to think differently. What I have done is use the edge of the dot for my zero reference, not the center. It takes some getting used to but seems to work for me.
 

Macdaddy

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I have a bit different vision issue in my right eye. I had RK (cuts) to correct near sightedness many years ago and had a slight tear along one of the cuts. This resulted in a "smear" in my vision where I get some fuzzy image to the top right of center, especially at nights with street lights and signs, but it also resulted in a bit of a fuzzy reticle. I bought a VX-6 with wind plex & fire dot last year on sale. I find it exceptionally easy to get behind. At first I thought the crosshair subtension may be too thick for my liking at .4 minutes, and it is a bit thick for precision group shooting at 1/2 or 1 minute paper bulls, but it is fine for steel or game. I found in the woods it is very easy to pick up the reticle and I think the glass is great, especially in low light (2-12x scope). I was thinking of getting another and compared it to a NXS 2.5-10x32 w/ MOAR. I found the ability to see into the woods and brush to be better with the VX-6. Will the tracking be as repeatable as an NXS? Perhaps/probably not, time will tell. I can't find my notes right now, but I did a tracking test and if I remember correctly, it gained about 1/2 minute at 30 minutes of elevation. The 2-12 does not have side parallax adjustment and one of mine had parallax issues at distance, about a foot at 750 yards. A buddy told me how to adjust it, it was easy and effective. All in all, I am very happy with it for hunting and steel, enough that I bought 2 more on closeout. The 2-12x is smaller and lighter than the 3-18, that's why I stayed with it. Illumination is daytime visible. I did send one in to Leupold to have a 2 turn elevation turret installed as I was out of room at about 750-800 yards with my 6.5x47. I believe the new HD's have the 2 turn turret. All in all, at the price I paid, for my use on those guns I considered them a bargain.

Very helpful. Appreciate the detailed description. Looks like this might be the way I go.
 

Mr. F

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Just out of curiosity, is it CSCR what you have on your right eye.
 

Macdaddy

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Just out of curiosity, is it CSCR what you have on your right eye.

I'm not sure what CSCR is so I am thinking that wasn't the diagnosis. I actually had something go into and damage the eye. The resultant "scar" is perfectly dead center though.

Otherwise unnoticeable except when I try to focus in on something very fine like a cross hair.
 

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    The reticle might be a little fine to you (maybe...?), but the Athlon Cronus BTR 4.5-29 has awesome day light bright illumination.
     

    RifleBlog

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    This might be totally off-base, but have you considered a scope with a reticle like the Horus H37? I know Bushnell ran some XRS'a with that reticle that Natchez ended up blowing out cheap for lack of demand. The center cross hair is biased towards the top of the scope, allowing for maximum holdover for extreme long range usage.