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Well I'll be 72 this month so my vision isn't that great. I have a Barnett which the scope has circles. To see the circles clearly, I have to adjust the scope so it blurs the target, plus it's hard for me to concentrate on a spot. With my Centerpoint and a crosshair scope I seem to be able to group my shots much better. What's everybody else experiences between circles and crosshairs?
 

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Circles suck … lol
 

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CrossHairs with Firedot!My Fav is the German #4 and have it one several!
 
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So that settles that:p. All crosshair scopes are not equal either. Our eye sight, even in our younger years, varies greatly from person to person. Look at as many as you can before buying.
 

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Well I'll be 72 this month so my vision isn't that great. I have a Barnett which the scope has circles. To see the circles clearly, I have to adjust the scope so it blurs the target, plus it's hard for me to concentrate on a spot. With my Centerpoint and a crosshair scope I seem to be able to group my shots much better. What's everybody else experiences between circles and crosshairs?
Crosshairs for me I don't think circles belong on a scope
 
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I have one of each on two crossbows and theyre both fine with me. Seldom do I use more than the top two reticles. Everything is very vivid and clear for me. The circles are small enough that up close ranges keeps you in the bullseye. I should add that my longest shots are at 45 yards and I only use the top three reticles on either scopes (25, 35 and 45 yardages).
 

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I hunted … with a circles reticle for a season or two of my early crossbow days when there were hardly any choices for "crossbow" specific scopes. I didn't like the lack of precision at all. It made me feel uncomfortable. I will say this though, I never missed or wounded a deer with that scope. It didn't take long before I realized there were infinitely better choices available if I mounted a rifle scope. Dumped the Hawkes and mounted a Zeiss.
 

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I tried circles last fall. I shot them very good on the 10's. After using a scope i could dial in the yardage with a crosshair dot for years. Guessing where to hold on a deer or target at lets say 47 yds. Wasn't a strong suite of mine.

For older eyes or weak eyes a good rifle scope setting on a optimizer is very hard to beat. Or even better is a Vortex XBR scope setting on a optimizer set up correctly. Gives you the best of everything.
 

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I have both but prefer thin lined crosshairs because it works better for fine aming. Circles would be better if it had a small dot in the center for fine aiming.
Yep! Older eye I have also. That is why I love my Hawke XB30 compact scope. Once I focus it then I leave it alone unlike many other scopes I have tried.
 
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