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Like the others my preference is black hot or white hot generally, but I have used Sepia on occasion.
To me, the other colors are gimmicky. But I do like the option to change reticle colors. That can really help you to see the crosshairs. I haven't run it down, but I believe the scopes that don't offer color palettes don't have colored reticles either.
The XD50A would be a good choice for shorter shots IMO. You can do it at 150, but it isn't a great 150 yard scope and it gets harder and harder the more you go past that.
Only Pulsar offers the PiP option which is very helpful in low mag scopes.
Thank y'all for your replies so far!
dfwroadkill - The XD50A had black, white, red, and green as reticle options (even though the specs on their own site just list black and white
) And using red or green really helped with the contrast. And the PiP option is what has me heavily leaning towards the Pulsar as well since it really helps with tracking for follow up shots but still being zoomed in for placement.
I agree with the range assessment too. But even at 150 it's fairly easy to distinguish a deer or a cow from a pig
Sepia looks like it would be nice to have, but at the 3.5k price range I'd be trading colors for resolution and magnification and was weighing the added value vs those (and thus the purpose for this topic