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Illuminated reticles ??? #7275306 09/03/18 02:45 PM
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I had one in my first Nightforce NXS. Used it once, never really saw a need other than a "dot" in a defense gun.

Y'all like them? really or just cuz they have the "cool factor"


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I've used mine hunting in bvb low light/no light a few times. Used it all last weekend at a night shoot but that's not a normal thing.


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I like the Leupold Firedot. I don't care for others. The Firedot is helpful for fast shots on game. You eye is naturally drawn to it.


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I like them and the are a must have on ffp scopes

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Sure are handy at night, coupled with a spot light. Night Force had a damn good idea putting red and green illumination in the ATACR. Running a red spot light the green reticle is nice. And vice versa.


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I love my Trijicon Accupoint scopes.

Re: Illuminated reticles ??? [Re: scottfromdallas] #7275530 09/03/18 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
I like the Leupold Firedot. I don't care for others. The Firedot is helpful for fast shots on game. You eye is naturally drawn to it.


I agree 100%. For me anything more than a dot takes away from how natural it is. I have also found that most others are too bright for low light use for me. I lose my night vision rather easily. I think Leupolds firedot has 8 settings.

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Better to have it and not need it then need it and not have it.

Re: Illuminated reticles ??? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7275672 09/03/18 10:42 PM
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I have illumination on two 1st gen Vortex Viper PST FPS scopes. Even at the lowest setting, the illumination is too bright.


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I like the IR on my Sightron SIII LR. The reticle is pretty fine and hard to see in the first and last 5-10 minutes of shooting time. IR helps a lot.


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I personally wasnt aware there was a cool factor. I find it useful on quick acquisition and moving targets. I have been thinking about switching by strike eagle 1-6 out for just a red dot. I like simple. For me it makes acquisition easier and faster especially at lowlight

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Originally Posted By: wp75169
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I agree 100%. For me anything more than a dot takes away from how natural it is. I have also found that most others are too bright for low light use for me. I lose my night vision rather easily. I think Leupolds firedot has 8 settings.



yep!
so many scopes have WAY too much.. for hunting, a small, dot that can get VERY dim is what you want for low light


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Iím with ccoker, and because of what Iíve learned and experienced over the last few years, my next scope is probably going to be a Leupold VX5 3-15 CDS with the firedot that has variable intensity.


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I don't know if yall have looked through some of the upper end of illuminated reticles. Several scopes in the $800+ range have a very low number 1 setting, that is not too bright. In certain situations, more than number one is better, since number 1 is so dim.


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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I don't know if yall have looked through some of the upper end of illuminated reticles. Several scopes in the $800+ range have a very low number 1 setting, that is not too bright. In certain situations, more than number one is better, since number 1 is so dim.


This. My schmidt has to be almost on 11 to be useful in a no light situation. My premier is about mid way it seems.


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well, if it is NV compatabile it is going to be very dim..


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I won't buy a nice hunting scope without IR...it's the way to go, IMO. For hunting in low light it makes it much, much easier.

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