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Scopes: German style picket post reticle

Would anyone reccomend the German style reticle. I'm thinking about sending my Burris off to have this done. If this is a bad idea someone please let me know.

Roy out...
Roy <>
CO USA - Tuesday, October 13, 1998 at 14:04:51 (EDT) 

Roy - I'm not sure I know what you mean by the German Reticule. If you mean the old style post set up, stay away from it. It has too many limitations in this business. If you mean another type reticule, I'll need a discription of the reticule. I wasn't ignoring you, I was only hoping someone else would answer before I admitted my ignorance of the reticule you were meaning. Torsten, what is the German style reticule, inquiring minds wnat to know, at least this rusty mind does.

Rick <>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 21:55:12 (EDT) 

To Roy: Post reticules
I have a weaver 2.5 power post on my M-39 Mosin Nagant, a 2.5 power Lyman post on my #4 Enfield , an M-84
2.5 power scope on a Springfield, and an original CAD 4x picket post on my 98 Mauser. Of the 4 I like the German
picket post the best because it comes to a point at the top and the rest have flat tops. At long range the flat tops get
a little wider than I like, making precise aiming difficult. The German picket post also has wide sidebars, spaning
about 6 inches at 100 yards, this can be used as an aid to range estimation. Mil-dots be damned!

Steve <>
S.C.D.H., Ohio USA - Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 22:40:57 (EDT)

To Rick and Steve,
Thanks for you info. The German style I was refering to is indeed the pickit style post. I think this would be good for rapid target aquisition but I am a little concerned with the size of the post for long distance. So any experience you can share on that would be great. This type of reticle has been the mainstay of German and other european forces for some time so something must be good with it. Thanks.
Roy out
Roy <>
CO USA - Friday, October 16, 1998 at 14:20:15 (EDT) 


I had a Post type reticle (The old weaver post) and used it for years and your right it's very quick and great for low light and hunting but not as a tactical scope. The post covers up to much of a smaller target. after the duplex came out I went to that and never looked back or missed it. The duplex will do everything the post offers and more. I have shot when its been dark enough that you couldn't see the fine part of the cross hair and used the heavy part of the duplex as you would the post. I would stay away from it unless you want to go to it for a special reason. Once again just my opinion.

Pat <>
USA - Friday, October 16, 1998 at 15:43:47 (EDT) 

To Roy: German picket post: My WW2 German scope has an elevation knob which is adjustable from 200 to 800 meters and the elevation should be set so that the bullet strikes just above the point of the post at the range that you are shooting. As long as this is done there is no problem. If the bullet impact falls below the top of the post you are in deep doo-doo.

Steve <>
S.C.D.H., Ohio USA - Friday, October 16, 1998 at 21:47:26 (EDT) 

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