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Illuminated reticles – any good or not?
Jul 4th, 2018 at 9:02am
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Looking for a new scope, it seems now the majority of the newer flagship scopes have illuminated reticles, is this because they're actually an improvement or is it simply another opportunity for manufacturers to increase the price a little? I had a NSX a few years ago and never used the illumination feature - is there a particular type of shooting illumination is suited to?
  
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Re: Illuminated reticles – any good or not?
Reply #1 - Jul 4th, 2018 at 1:50pm
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I do a lot of shooting just on dark and it has a definite advantage over not having a illumination. Some places the deer won’t come out on the clearings until just on dark. Used to have the old NSX models with the fixed setting illumination not that great. But now have the new push button adjustable with the choice of red and green reticles, it doesn’t wash the target out being to bright.
  
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Reply #2 - Jul 5th, 2018 at 9:25am
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Have an illuminated scope on the .223
Very good at last/first light especially as my eyes are the same age as the rest of me.
  
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Re: Illuminated reticles – any good or not?
Reply #3 - Jul 5th, 2018 at 4:02pm
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Sayonara wrote on Jul 5th, 2018 at 9:25am:
Have an illuminated scope on the .223
Very good at last/first light especially as my eyes are the same age as the rest of me.


I thought that one of your eyes would still be in brand new and un-used condition.  Smiley Smiley
  

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Re: Illuminated reticles – any good or not?
Reply #4 - Jul 6th, 2018 at 8:39pm
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I had a really nice fixed magnification Swaro scope years ago without illumination. My stalking was mainly for pressurised fallow that appeared at or close to last light and took to cover at the first sign of light in the morning. I got tired of trying to guess where the cross hairs of my reticle were in relation to deer I was trying to shoot in low light. I switched to a Z6i and the difference was amazing. Now every scope I have is illuminated and I use the illumination in almost all conditions. I wouldn’t go ba k to a scope without illumination now.
  
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Re: Illuminated reticles – any good or not?
Reply #5 - Jul 7th, 2018 at 8:40am
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Thanks for the feedback - my eyes aren't as sharp as they used to be, will definitely get illumination  Cool
  
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Re: Illuminated reticles – any good or not?
Reply #6 - Jul 7th, 2018 at 2:08pm
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BC wrote on Jul 5th, 2018 at 4:02pm:
Sayonara wrote on Jul 5th, 2018 at 9:25am:
Have an illuminated scope on the .223
Very good at last/first light especially as my eyes are the same age as the rest of me.


I thought that one of your eyes would still be in brand new and un-used condition.  Smiley Smiley



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