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#5423501 - 11/16/14 02:15 AM Ideas for illuminated reticle scope
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I'm looking at buying an illuminated reticle scope for my new 300 Blackout SBR....I would like to stay around $300 if possible and am leaning towards a 3-9x. Any ideas on what would be the best buy in that price range or maybe a little more?

Thanks!

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#5423526 - 11/16/14 04:51 AM Re: Ideas for illuminated reticle scope [Re: DocHorton]
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Registered: 03/15/14
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In my experience the cheaper illuminated recticles are crap. I have tried several.

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#5423619 - 11/16/14 07:32 AM Re: Ideas for illuminated reticle scope [Re: DocHorton]
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I have one each of these that work pretty well.
http://www.natchezss.com/Category.cfm?co...rodTitle=Burris Refurbished 3.5-10x50 Fullfield 30 European Riflescope 3P#4 LRS Electro-Dot Reticle Matte
http://www.natchezss.com/Category.cfm?co...rodTitle=Burris Refurbished 3-9x40 Fullfield II LRS Riflescope Ballistic Plex LRS Reticle Matte
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#5423683 - 11/16/14 08:39 AM Re: Ideas for illuminated reticle scope [Re: DocHorton]
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Most cheap ones are too bright for use in real low light conditions.
I would suggest the best glass you can swing and a bold reticle like a #4

What power range are you looking for?
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#5424461 - 11/16/14 04:21 PM Re: Ideas for illuminated reticle scope [Re: 300_WizzM]
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Originally Posted By: 300_WizzM
In my experience the cheaper illuminated recticles are crap. I have tried several.


So what are your suggestions? It doesn't help me much to say they are all crap and then not give any examples.

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#5424477 - 11/16/14 04:29 PM Re: Ideas for illuminated reticle scope [Re: ccoker]
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Originally Posted By: ccoker
Most cheap ones are too bright for use in real low light conditions.
I would suggest the best glass you can swing and a bold reticle like a #4

What power range are you looking for?


Power range 3-9x ish. I can spend as much as I want but it's hard for me to justify a $1500 scope to use a few times a year. I can spend more if that's what it takes to buy a good one, but I have nothing to compare them against. I will use it for night time hunting with a kill light and short range deer or varmint hunting.

At what price range are they no longer considered "cheap'? To me, $300-400 isn't "cheap" but to others it may be. I'm looking more for examples of what to buy or what others have used that have worked rather than "all cheap scopes are crap". I have plenty of $300 scopes and to me they all work great. Any suggestions?

Thanks

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#5424531 - 11/16/14 04:51 PM Re: Ideas for illuminated reticle scope [Re: DocHorton]
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VX-R is the cheapest one I would consider. It's excellent in low light and has 8 intensity levels for the tiny fire dot. Allowing full dark to full daytime use without causing your pupil to constrict and lose your night vision. I have 2 and love them. They are $499 at SWFA. I'm now looking at a VX-6 with the same firedot.

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#5424534 - 11/16/14 04:53 PM Re: Ideas for illuminated reticle scope [Re: DocHorton]
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I just bought a Millet 1-4x with a doughnut illuminated reticle. It serves my purpose just fine. They are usually $199 but Natchez had it on sale for $149 and I got it to put on an AR for pigs. If you look real hard you can probably stumble across a Leupold 3-9x 40mm for just under $500.

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#5424595 - 11/16/14 05:24 PM Re: Ideas for illuminated reticle scope [Re: jetdad]
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This is in your range, I don't have experience with it though.
http://www.adorama.com/BUR200322.html?utm_term=Other&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=ad


Edited by C'mere (11/16/14 05:24 PM)

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#5424894 - 11/16/14 07:41 PM Re: Ideas for illuminated reticle scope [Re: DocHorton]
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I'm very happy with a Leopold VX-3 3.5-10x50 with 30mm tube. Mine has a German number 4 reticle with a illuminated dot. You can turn it down very low for night time varmint/pig hunting with red or green lights or turn it up to see it during the day. Although I don't use the illumination during the day

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#5425240 - 11/16/14 09:28 PM Re: Ideas for illuminated reticle scope [Re: DocHorton]
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I wish my Vortex Viper 4-16 PST had an illuminated dot instead of the lit up MRAD it has. It has several intensity level choices, but the lowest level is too bright. It's way too lit up and busy with numbers and lines. Luckily, the scope itself gets enough light that I can use the crosshairs till late.

That Leupold TMR with the illuminated dot might be just the thing I'd want, but that's a guess. I'm not buying anymore darn scopes for a while.

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#5425569 - 11/17/14 06:02 AM Re: Ideas for illuminated reticle scope [Re: DocHorton]
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I will second the VXR recomendation.
Very nice glass too...
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#5425605 - 11/17/14 06:42 AM Re: Ideas for illuminated reticle scope [Re: DocHorton]
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the vortex crossfire II is a decent scope for the money. I have the 3x9x50 cost me a little over 200$
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#5426463 - 11/17/14 01:48 PM Re: Ideas for illuminated reticle scope [Re: DocHorton]
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Thanks guys!

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#5426655 - 11/17/14 03:02 PM Re: Ideas for illuminated reticle scope [Re: DocHorton]
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1x4 or 2x7 vxr or maybe something else small in the leopold family with the lighted dot. I'm seeing way tomany suggestions of scopes that would be way to long on an sbr

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