I have always had and done well with, a basic duplex reticle from .22 to the varmint calibers to near and far big game. WOW, there are lots of choices these days. What reticle is your favorite and why for a specific application. Which reticle will be in your next scope and why? We all know a lot is personal preference for a specific task. I think that some of the ranging reticles are exceeding the range limits of the caliber but never used them so can't claim credibility on the matter. I do understand and have studied the various types and am trying to get some pros and cons to make the best decision on my next new scope.