I have always been very picky about the optic reticles I choose. I don’t like jumping back and forth because belonging to a 600yd gun club means, I am usually shooting from 100-600yds, and when you all of a sudden move from 100yds to 300yds and that fat crosshair line is covering your target, it is very annoying. Sure you can learn hold overs but for competition sports and military applications, getting a good “hint” from your reticle is very helpful. I’m a big fan of the Trijicon TA31F-G because it has all of the hints on bullet drop and I can still see my target within the Chevron out to 300yds. Trijicon clarity really shows on this optic especially compared to all the fuzz you see from Aimpoint red dots and Eotech Holographic sights.
People come into our store all the time looking at the Trijicon ACOGS because they are probable the most expensive fixed power combat optic but they have no idea which reticle to choose. We’ve been selling a lot of the TA11H-G optics because the horseshoe is another non-Chevron optic which if used properly, has long range applications but also better eye relief and a very clear dot in the middle for CQB that crosshairs won’t have. Getting back to the Trijicon TA31F-G ACOG, it’s not just about the reticle, it’s also about the color. There are some really good closeouts on red reticle Trijicon optics because there is far more of a lean towards amber and green reticles.