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Unread 10-07-2004, 07:39 AM
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Re: best twilight scope?

Well, it sounds to me that everyone has their on opinion and that's the way it should be, unless test results can be provided for each. I purchased an IOR and returned it due to the unsatisfaction of both the glass and the reticle, but that doesn't mean I would not ever evaluate another. They are very good. As I have stated, I do believe all manufacturers provide at least one quality model. I also believe that you shouldn't over purchase your application. I believe in Leupold, but someone else may not.


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Unread 10-18-2004, 04:24 PM
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[ 10-18-2004: Message edited by: sakofan ]
It's only rock and roll....But I like it!
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Unread 10-18-2004, 11:00 PM
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Re: best twilight scope?

Several years ago I was looking for the best scope I could find for hunting elk at dawn and dusk and found the Signature Series Burris 1.5X6 to be far superior to either a VX2 3X9(40 or 50 mm) or a 3.5X10 VX3 when the Burris was turned down to 1.5X. With each on 3X it was a toss up. The small objective lens on the Burris is no indicator as to how much light it will transmit on the lower power. As a note: I got the scope with a heavy plex which seems to help also under low light conditions.

Pat S.
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Unread 11-10-2004, 04:45 PM
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Re: best twilight scope?

You might check out the Night Hunting forum/message boards over at Predator Masters
There's also a great night hunting video for sale (link to it on the Predator Masters site) called "Hunting the Night Shift". I've personally hunted with these guys and they know their business when it comes to calling in predators at night.

Hope this helps!

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Unread 11-11-2004, 10:13 AM
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Thanks I'll check it out!!
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Unread 11-11-2004, 09:45 PM
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Re: best twilight scope?

The Nikon scopes do have good optics. I have had problems with their optics in survey instruments, but my Nikon Monarch 6.5-20x is nice and clear in daylight and dusk. The problem I ran into with the Nikon, mine being 1/8" adjustment clicks, was that they were not 1/8" but somewhere between 1/8" and 1/4". They were by no means an accurate adjustment turret. My latest is a Ziess Conquest and I have been very happy with this scope. Just another point of view.
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Unread 11-18-2004, 09:40 AM
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Jeff In TX

It is not a fair comparision to compare a fixed 10x to a variable power. A quality fixed scope will always beat a variable due the nature of the design. More glass in the variable means greater light losses!
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