Re: Where isn't an ill. ret. legal?
I cant vouch for most states but here in my state (Alaska) they DO allow illuminated reticles for hunting. We can also hunt 24 hours a day 365 days a year as long as it is done by use of natural light and not spot lights etc....We are not bound to the 1/2 hour before or after sunrise or set crap.
Our regs read that it is illegal to use electronically enhanced nigh vision scopes. After having conversations with several different game offices, their stand in the same in all the offices. The reticle may be illuminated as long as the scope does not project light, laser or electronically enhance the image.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.