I'm going to be buying a scope sometime in the near future, and would like everyone's opinion on scopes and reticles. I know little about scopes in the broad scheme of things, what I do know are some of the better and worse brands out there. As far as reticles, all the ones I've ever had were standard cross hairs, no marks or anything fancy. I know each company makes their own ballistic reticle for distance and sometimes wind/movement compensation. I know there are some scopes with Military ballistic dots, but that the calculation used on them works best with scopes that magnify at powers of 10. I've also seen some German #4 reticles, which other than being kinda cool (and if I were scoping a Mauser I'd probably get one because I'm weird), they offer no real benefit over standard cross hairs really. What does everyone use? I guess this is sort of a two-tier thread: Asking what scopes does everyone else use, and what are your opinions on the dozen or so reticles out there.