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Unread 01-23-2004, 08:36 PM
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Best low light hunting scope

What, in your opinion, is the best low light hunting scope available. Price not an issue. Whitetail deer, less than 400 yards.
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    Unread 01-24-2004, 12:17 AM
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    Re: Best low light hunting scope

    U.S. Optics,Nightforce ans the S&B.
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    Re: Best low light hunting scope

    I noticed you mentioned Hunting, and most of the deer are taken in Low Lite conditions. Since your not playing with paper targets at that time of day, I like IOR and the Burris line because of their high quality light gathering ability and sharpness.
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    Re: Best low light hunting scope

    I've found that the scope and lenses are not so much the critical deal but the reticle. Many times I've been able to clearly see the critter but the reticle is nowhere to be found. I don't use lighted reticles but the Leupold MilDot with the large end bars sure makes centering a lot easier.
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    Re: Best low light hunting scope

    Swarovski 2.5-10x56 Illuminated would be my first choice [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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    Re: Best low light hunting scope

    I agree with Dave King. The reticle gets lost first at low light. I seem to be more of a illuminated reticle guy, than I used to be. Had a S&B lit reticle that was the cats *****. Wish I had it back.

    Lit reticles are not for everyone, but they do help in certain situations. IOR's lit MP8 is outstanding as well..sakofan..
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    Re: Best low light hunting scope

    Yeah use one of them too when doing deer damage permits here in NY!!!!
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