Reticle Freedom: New Liberator II Multi-Reticle

By Joe Kriz


Following the release of new Liberty II and Justice II dot sights, we’re excited to extend multi-reticle freedom to our versatile Liberator II. In addition to single dot models offered in red and green illumination, the multi-reticle variant packages three additional reticles into the compact optic for greater shooter preference and precision.

With a simple long press of the ‘Up’ brightness button, easily switch between the standard 2 MOA center dot, a 26 MOA internal width open circle, 42 MOA crosshairs, and a combined reticle with center dot, circle, and crosshairs. The circle reticle is broken up into four sections with 10 MOA gaps, while each crosshair is 8 MOA in length.

When changing between the four options, subtensions will remain the same, ensuring consistent accuracy no matter which reticle you choose.

Reticle Selection

Speaking of choosing reticles – let’s take a closer look at and discuss applications and pros/cons of each of the four options of the new multi-reticle Liberator II.

Single Dot

The most basic of the four reticle options, the 2 MOA center dot provides a singular point of aim. Assuming your optic is zeroed and your target is within range, whatever the dot covers is where you’ll hit.

Dots are easy to pick up and great for precision accuracy, especially at distance. However, dots can be more difficult to see clearly for shooters with astigmatism, and larger MOA dots (i.e., 6 MOA) can cover up more of small targets or those far away.

Open Circle

For those desiring larger MOA dots or suffering from astigmatism, you may prefer the circle-only reticle. Vastly larger than the 2 MOA center dot, the 26 MOA internal width open circle encompasses the intended target without blocking it from view.

Perfect for tracking and shooting moving targets, like sporting clays and waterfowl, circle reticles offer an unobstructed sight picture for quick shots. But that speed may come at the cost of accuracy without a center dot to establish a single point of aim.


Like the circle reticle, the four 10 MOA crosshairs can be used to frame your target. With subtensions along the X and Y axis, the reticle provides multiple points of reference compared to single dots.

Good for moving and shooting, crosshair reticles are also well suited for shooting static targets. The 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock markings can be used aim across a target and line up against other known vertical or horizontal objects, but also lack center point accuracy.

Combo Reticle

As you might expect, the combination of the single center dot, open circle, and crosshairs into one reticle offers combined benefits while largely offsetting their individual shortcomings.

The full combo reticle provides a single center point of aim for precision shooting, a broken outer circle for tracking moving targets, and parallel crosshairs for framing shots. If there are any downsides, those with astigmatism may have trouble distinguishing clear subtensions, or you may simply find it all too distracting.

At the end of the day, reticle selection comes down to personal preference. If you’ve only ever shot with a single dot reticle, or you’re considering making the multi-reticle Liberator II your first red (or green) dot, we hope this breakdown helps you decide which option, or two, is right for you.

And if you like multi-reticle optics, you may also consider our second-generation RMR-footprint dot sights, Liberty II and Justice II – both offered in single dot and multi-reticle variants.

Magnified Precision

To get even more out of your multi-reticle Liberator II, consider complementing the 1x dot sight with a magnifier.

Enhancing the optic's overall functionality, a magnifier brings out the best in each reticle, sharpening the single 2 MOA dot for precision at long distances, clarifying the open circle for tracking moving targets, and making the most of the crosshairs for precise alignment with distant objects. Put them all together in the combo reticle and a magnifier can further enhance the different sighting elements for even greater detail at range.