Hey all, I'm brand new to the Forum and figured I might as well post something. Well I recently purchased a Vortex Razor HD 5x20 and love the scope. Until I turned on the reticle... The main cross hairs light up great, but the numbers and windage dots flicker at the edges with the slightest eye movement almost like a hologram. It is very distracting, not to mention in low light conditions you cannot see the numbers or windage dots AT ALL. So I thought, "Great! I got a scope that was damaged in shipping."
Just to be sure, I went and grabbed my other Vortex scopes to see if I was losing my mind. Well on the all of my FFP Viper PST scopes the entire reticle illuminates not just the main cross hairs. So now I think, "OK, my new $2000 Razor is definitely broken."
So I call Vortex who is always awesome to deal with to see about getting my brand new scope fixed. They pay for shipping to their repair center which is great. Well I get and email today saying that the numbers and windage holdover marks do NOT light up on the Razor HD, just the main cross hairs.
OK.... so now what? All my $1000 vortex scopes fully light up but my $2000 vortex scope only partially lights up... this seems a little backwards to me.
Can anyone explain why in low light you would not want to see parts of the reticle that are very helpful when hunting?
Also, does the illuminated reticle on the Nightforce scopes fully light up, or do they do the same as the Razor and leave off the numbers?
Thanks to all for any input.