weaver tactical in low light

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by big mike 2121, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. big mike 2121

    big mike 2121 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    anybody know how these scopes are at low light? going to purchase a 4-20X50mm with the edmr reticle.
     
  2. royinidaho

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    I have the old old extinct Tactical model. It is great under all conditions especially low light. @ 4.5 she's good to go when its well after end of shooting time light.

    Mine is a 44 mm objective. The weaver rep, as I would expect, ensured me the new tactical was a much much better scope than the old one.

    FWIW
     

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    big mike 2121 Well-Known Member

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    thanks Roy, optics planet has 5-20x50 tactical for 599.00 hard to pass up, lots of good reviews too.
     
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    My thinkin' is that if it's only "as good as" the old tactical, it's a heck of a good pick! I wouldn't look back.
     
  5. big mike 2121

    big mike 2121 Well-Known Member

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    but what about seeing the FFP edmr reticle in low light? I think they make an illuminated retcle model as well?
     
  6. royinidaho

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    Not a prob........ I watched deer through it when on 14x couldn't be seen yet on 4.5x I felt I could make the 800 yard shot with confidence. The mil dot reticle was good for bracketing the deer leaving me with a good feeling that I could make the shot if needed.

    I had many opportunities over a 30 day hunt to do this. But alas the deer were bald in a bucks only area. I was temped to shoot a rock at that light and distance but alas again as it was elk season also and I didn't want to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. :rolleyes:

    For my eyes I can't say anything against the scope.

    I was searching for another scope brand when I bought this one. Kirby Allen had been using one and had great comments. I called SWFA for the model I was after. They had none. I got to chewing the fat with the fella and learned that they had a used weaver tactical. The price seemed reasonable (heard their retail was 750 or so), I ponied up and have never looked back.

    I did the hold over w/the Mil Dots and did pretty well. After a couple of years I got to trusting the clicks and have since switched to clicking. This scope has 1/8 Minute clicks which are a ton of clicks but they are accurate/repeatable clicks.

    I rigged up a drop chart where I use the Mil Dots up to 800 yards then click beyond that.

    It's on a DIY Rem 700 338 RUM and is spot on to a tested 1177 yards.

    The only thing that would make it better would be to be MOA/MOA instead of Mils/MOA.