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I have received several requests for bringing back the old Post and Crosshair reticle and incorporating them in some of Maine Vue Optics lower powered riflescopes. Anyone have any feedback on this?
 

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I'm afraid I can't offer any because I have never used them. As a matter of fact, I never used a scope on any rifle until about 5 or 6 years after the implementation of "bucks only". I've owned one rifle with a scope since.
But I do know that some people prefer them.
 

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The best way that I can describe it is as a heavy verticle line (post) that extends up to the halfway point in the scope with a triangle tip on top of the post. Then there is a fine horizontal line that extend the width of the scope just below the tip of the post. It's an older style crosshair that was very popular back in the day.
 

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Steven, I'm not sure how many folks like the low powered scopes. I used to reccomend them a lot when I was selling sporting goods.

I have an old Weaver 1.5X4 and a Weaver 4X and still shoot with them. The glass fogs (outside) and they don't transmit a lot of light but I love the post & crosshair!

The 'point' of the triangle is for short yardage, the crosshair allows for a bit farther.
 

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They'll be available in the fall. I am just finishing up the final design Jack. I'll have them in the 2.5x20mm compact scope, the 2-7x32mm, and maybe a couple more. Unfortunately I'm not in a position to manufacture more straight 4x's at this time but I'll have a bunch of post and crosshairs when I am. Jack do you by any chance know the measurement from the tip of the post to the crosshair? Is it 1 mil?
 

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Is there a way to measure it? Probably is about 1mm, maybe 1.5mm.

Personally, I like a 1.5 X 5 X 20 and a 2 X 7 X 40

They seem to be brighter.
 
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I like the post and x-hair reticle. The ones I've seen and used were about 1 mil on the spacing. The best thing about it is you can take your time and get a "fine" sight picture, or just throw it up for a quick shot and use the post alone. I'd go for a 1.5-5x32 or thereabouts, myself. If the average shot can't hit a deer with 5x, they probably can't hit it with any magnification.
 

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stweedie said:
I have received several requests for bringing back the old Post and Crosshair reticle and incorporating them in some of Maine Vue Optics lower powered riflescopes. Anyone have any feedback on this?
I'd like a post and crosshair 1.5 to 4 or 5 power variable compact scope, or better yet a fixed 2.5 power. My first scope was a weaver K2.5 and I loved that scope..til I ruined it. Most of my hunting is in the thick stuff and I've been using a peep sight for the last 5 years. I think I'd like to go back to a scope, primarily for the light gathering advantage it has during the early morning and late evening hours.
 

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Right now we've got a 1.5-4.5x26mm illuminated reticle model scope. Your preferred hunting areas are exactly what we market them for. The low magnification makes for an excellent field of view even though it is a compact scope. The Northwoods sporting journal's March issue has a product test and review of some of our scopes and this is one of them. Even though I sell scopes for a living I still gotta say you can't beat a peep sight for close range. I have a .32 special model 94 with peep sights and I never fired at a deer that I didn't bring home with that set-up.
 

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I'm sure you know the value of the .32 special
 

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I know that the value just went way up! My father has one with the serial number in the 700,000's. He paid $30 for it as a kid off of a guy in Presque Isle. He bought one for my brother and I for our 16th birthdays.
 
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