So here I am at Cabela's looking to buy a new scope for a new rifle I have on the way ( Remington XCR Compact Tactical), well I'm looking through the Leupold MK 4 4.5 -14x50 and there are mil dots, so I played with it for a few minutes, was impressed with how compact it is compared to the Nightforce 4-14x56. The Nightforce was bigger longer maybe a tad brighter, but I would't bet on it. The Nightforce has a red reticle with hash marks. Is the difference between dots and dashes a personal or practical one??? The Leupole (dots) looks like it would more astedictly pleasing due to its compact size. It seems to me that the dot covers up a portion of the target and the hash marks (dashes) show a bit more of what yer shootin at. Give me your thoughts please..much appreciated.