I finally settled on and bought a scope for my .375 Ruger Alaskan and it arrived today. I purchased a Leupold VX-3 1.5x5 20mm with the German #4 and will use Warne QD's for the Ruger receiver.
After taking a look through the new scope tonight, I'm curious as to how this German #4 reticle compares to the heavy duplex for dangerous game situations and why quite a few folks end up with the #4 reticle on DG rifles?
I've hunted over 30 years with a standard duplex and wanted to give the German #4 a try on the .375 Ruger. It will be used for bear defense/hunting along with elk and moose hunting.
Granted I've only had it for a couple of hours so my experience with this reticle is very limited. So far, I do like it but was just wondering as to what there is about this reticle that makes it so popular over the heavy duplex.