Originally Posted by Propdoc03
Thanks guys, have two scopes in my "sights" ;-)
Is the Illuminated Vortex usable without batters, and what about the Leupolds or Millets for that matter?
Yes, the reticle is still useable w/o batteries, you just won't get illumination. I have lots of Leupy's, i've only had one Millett, twice.... first one wouldn't track at all, second one was so blurry @ max magnification you couldn't hardly pick up your target.. I don't have any info on the new ones.
Whoever said watch the classifieds was dead on, you can pick up a used anything for a good deal. You can get a VX-III or MK4 for substantial savings.