Originally Posted by SDflyfisher
bruce, glare performance hasnt been a personal issue for me, but I have taken what you said into consideration. Do a lot of these higher end scopes i.e vortexes and now to my interest weaver have huge problems with glare in there higher power scopes and what can i do to rid the glare if it is a issue with the higher power.... sunshades?
I'm talking about veiling glare, not lens flare. It degrades contrast in most hunting situations. Low glare is what makes the image in good German scopes pop out at you. You wouldn't notice much glare in a VX-III, because those scopes have average to above average (low) glare.
Of all the scopes discussed in his thread, Sightron and Millett have the worse glare. Vortex is next (still below average). The Leupold is best. Which model Weaver are you looking at?
Glare increases for larger apertures and higher magnification. You need a large aperture for big game. If you go with one of these scopes with high glare, don't buy one that goes higher than 14X mag, and use a 4" sunshade.
You can make your VX-III work but it's not optimum. I would go with larger aperture and lower magnification. 4-12X50 to 4.5-14X50 would be good. I don't see why you need 20X, unless you have vision problems like astigmatism.