In real time, the reticle isn't as bad as it seems in that video, but it is very thin and hard to pick up. The 1-8x CC is VERY dependent upon the flash dot for complete versatility. If it goes (battery failure), you're going to get slowed way down at any magnification. The reticle is the biggest weakness of this variant (in my opinion) in that it fails to exploit some of the benefits of the 2nd focal plane for this type of optic...might as well be FFP.
This is why I like the 1.5-8x26mm better. The 1.5x is not as good as the "CC" for close-in work, but it's 95% of the way there...and the 1.5-8x26 does not become a burden if the flash dot can't be used. I think THIS should be the 2nd FP scope and the "CC" be the FFP.
On that note, I'll be out today and will try to get some pics of some of the reticles in various settings.