My question is for those of you that have the illuminated reticle, is there a loss of target clarity in low light conditions? Do you see the reticle clearly, but it obscures the animal? Hope that makes sense. I'm new to this and buying a new scope, I only want to buy one, not two, You know buy one I'm not gonna be happy with then buy another one. 50 or 56 MM, 3.5x15 or 5x22 want to hunt to 1000 minimum with practice, and shoot as far as I can learn to shoot. Scope is going on a stock Model 7 300SAUM. Any Suggestions on Mounting hardware? I'm gonna shoot this gun till I wear out the barrel then get or build the gun I want @ that time. Should have a pretty good idea of what I need/want by then. BTW, this site is pretty nice. I live in a city of 400,000 and can't find this type of info here.