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Low light hunting #8042816 11/08/20 10:59 PM
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Scope suggestion for low light shooting, 600.00 max

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Re: Low light hunting [Re: 270 guru] #8042834 11/08/20 11:14 PM
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Better put a max price on it.


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Re: Low light hunting [Re: 270 guru] #8042937 11/09/20 12:59 AM
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Meopta Meopro.





Re: Low light hunting [Re: 603Country] #8042972 11/09/20 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by 603Country
Better put a max price on it.


No doubt.


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Re: Low light hunting [Re: 270 guru] #8042991 11/09/20 01:36 AM
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Typical shooting distance would also be helpful.


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Re: Low light hunting [Re: 270 guru] #8043008 11/09/20 01:46 AM
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Illuminated center dot is a must


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Re: Low light hunting [Re: 270 guru] #8043013 11/09/20 01:53 AM
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Leopold with the Firedot.

Re: Low light hunting [Re: 270 guru] #8043029 11/09/20 02:08 AM
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Trijicon AccuPoint. No batteries to fail when you need it to work.


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Re: Low light hunting [Re: 270 guru] #8043051 11/09/20 02:21 AM
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I just got a vortex LHT Hunter for my night gun. I have not checked it with a light yet but in day it’s super good glass

One illuminated center dot

Re: Low light hunting [Re: 270 guru] #8043054 11/09/20 02:22 AM
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Don’t opt for FFP and you’ll be happier

Re: Low light hunting [Re: 270 guru] #8043412 11/09/20 02:22 PM
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I also vote for going with a fire dot type scope. Mine is a Leupold VX5 3-15, and I really do like it. And, I’m real happy with the new Athlon Midas 2.5-15 BDC 600A with the partially illuminated reticle. It would be under your $600 max price.

When I say that the Athlon reticle is partially illuminated, I mean that the center portion is all that’s illuminated. The Athlon is on my 223, and I have 3 bullet types loaded for it - 40, 63, and 65 gr bullets. I can, and have, adjusted the capped turrets back and forth between those bullets, and have been dead on every time. I can let the grandkids burn up my 40’s and then adjust back for the 65’s and be confident the POI is unchanged.


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Re: Low light hunting [Re: ntxtrapper] #8043473 11/09/20 03:00 PM
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Trijicon AccuPoint. No batteries to fail when you need it to work.


not necessarily accupoint, but some Trijicon. I rarely have a low light requirement but scope of choice would be my 2.5-10x56 accupower. Not this scope, but I have made about 125yd shot on game with 3x. never shot game, just paper/steel, in low light but I absolutely love this Tirijicon at low light. I assume the 56mm lens has alot to do with it. Very light for its size too, first focal, NO parallax.

Re: Low light hunting [Re: Brother in-law] #8043524 11/09/20 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
Don’t opt for FFP and you’ll be happier



Pretty much. As it gets darker you have to lower zoom, if you are rocking FFP reticle is shrinking quickly


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Re: Low light hunting [Re: 270 guru] #8043562 11/09/20 03:58 PM
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Best low light scope I have used or looked through during low light times is the Steiner P4xi 4-16x56. It’s flat out incredible


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by Brother in-law
Don’t opt for FFP and you’ll be happier



Pretty much. As it gets darker you have to lower zoom, if you are rocking FFP reticle is shrinking quickly



Yep,

Prefer Second Focal Plane for hunting scopes where your shot distances will be 200 yds. or less.

FFP for longer ranges is fine.

Low Light conditions and the background can make some targets very difficult to see with ANY optic and as BoBo has alluded to, reducing the power of the scope will aid there.


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Re: Low light hunting [Re: 270 guru] #8043754 11/09/20 06:58 PM
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I’d look for a used swaro z3


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