Re: Illuminated Reticle-Good or Bad? Interesting data
I followed up on this today with some interesting results. I called and talked to an enforcement officer in Salmon, Idaho and talked to him quite a bit. I explained the illuminated reticle and he said that anything electronic, or battery powered can't be incorporated in, or attached to, a scope. This makes sense and follows what the regs say. I read the e-mail reply I had received to him and he asked me to forward it to him so he could communicate with their info department that they are giving out the wrong information. He was very friendly and helpful. He also said that removing the battery would still mean that you have an illegal device and it would be treated as such.
I also called the enforcement division in Montana and confirmed that the e-mail response they sent was correct. This time a different person than the one that replied via e-mail also told me that if it only illuminates the reticle and doesn't project a light or beam out of the scope then it's legal to use in the state of Montana.
Montana seems to sort their e-mails and distributes them to the correct department for replies. If you have an enforcement question, you get a reply from the enforcement division, not just from someone in the "state info department". Idaho should do the same as it would eliminate a lot of potential problems.