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HUNTING

Originally intended as a tactical pattern, the Y-Tac reticle is also an excellent low-light type reticle for hunting. Providing exceptional contrast against the target, the wings and post act as an iron-sight which floats in the scope center presenting a bold appearance which allows for earlier morning and late evening use. Field testing at the US Army Sniper School in 2003 in Ft. Benning, Georgia reported the scope-light time gain of usability at approximately 20 minutes over a conventional crosshair type reticle.

This photo-engraved reticle on the finest glass from Schott, Germany, combined with the T-3 lens coating system developed by Carl Zeiss, allows precise shooting in very poor light; this could make all the difference in taking a responsible shot on a trophy animal or meat for the freezer.

The reticle is fixed in the second plane so it does not get too small on low power settings when you want a wide field of view and a bold, quick aiming point. This fixed reticle also means that the rangefinding system can measure different size targets (animal's width/length) by reducing the power setting. Example: At the 10x setting, the ranging measures 21 1/2 ", similar to a coyote broadside (front leg to flank). When you reduce the power by half (at a 5x setting), the ranging now doubles to 43" - the approximate length of a whitetail deer from chest to hindquarters. (See diagrams.)

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