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Illuminated Reticle-Good or Bad?

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Unread 11-21-2005, 07:54 PM
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Illuminated Reticle-Good or Bad?

Who's used one? What did like or dislike?
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    Unread 11-21-2005, 09:42 PM
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    Re: Illuminated Reticle-Good or Bad?

    not legal in some states, I have one on my nighforce and really never use it. If conditions are bad to the point where I need it, I probably shouldnt be shooting in the first place. They are kinda cool to have but I really have not found a good use for it. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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    Unread 11-22-2005, 08:53 AM
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    Re: Illuminated Reticle-Good or Bad?

    Illegal in Montana, they take the gun too!
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    Unread 11-22-2005, 04:13 PM
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    Re: Illuminated Reticle-Good or Bad?

    Illegal in Idaho for hunting big game. Don't know about varmints.
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    Unread 11-23-2005, 03:04 PM
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    Re: Illuminated Reticle-Good or Bad?

    question? If I were hunting in montana or other states where they are illegal.. and I left the battery out. Would I still get in trouble? I've never hunted those states so I haven't looked into this previously.
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    Re: Illuminated Reticle-Good or Bad? Interesting data

    magicofmt and 4ked Horn:

    Since I'll be hunting in Idaho next year and also possibly Montana this was of interest to me. I contacted both departments of game, described an illuminated reticle, like in a Nightforce, and they both replied that a scope with an illuminated reticle is legal in both states. Interesting to say the least.

    Their replies differentiate between electronic devices, illuminated reticles and light projection. They both replied that an illuminated reticle is legal for big game hunting. Reading between the lines, it seems that they don't want you to have a light attached to the scope, or anything that projects a light, for big game hunting but an illuminated reticle is legal.

    If you want to double check you can e-mail both states and see what their reply to you is. It should be the same if they know what they're talking about.
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    Re: Illuminated Reticle-Good or Bad? Interesting data

    Directly from the Big Game regs, page 9 http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/rules/bg/info.pdf

    In any hunt, including any-weapon seasons, it is
    unlawful to pursue or kill big game animals:
    With any electronic device attached to, or incorporated
    on, the firearm or scope.

    I would think that you would get a ticket if you used a illuminated reticle.
    Did you talk to an Enforecement Officer or just the people that answer the phones at the front desk?
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