There is a big difference looking at an animal several hundred yards away standing in the edge of timber than being in the timber looking at the animal. You are absolutely correct if you are in the woods with him.How do you decide which scope is better at low light than others?
I have a zeiss 1.5x6 on my deer rifle and I have absolutely no complaints with it. Before that I had a redfield widefield 3x9 on it and that was ok, too.
The only real difference that I can tell is that the zeiss, inside the trees seems clearer to look through but it's probably 30 years younger than the redfield.
Rather than spending 1000s of $$$$ on a top end scope, seems to me a thermal imaging scope would be a better bet but I suppose you'd have to swap from high bc pspbt bullets to good ole round nose bullets to be able to take advantage of the clarity in brush.
Or am I really on the wrong track and guys are saying they believe s&b more than zeiss or whatever manufacturer's sales blurb or Ron what's his name got more hysterical about brand x so it must be better?
Don't get me wrong I enjoy shooting the breeze as much as the next man but since I've given up alcohol I tend not to be influenced by it (the breeze that is).
Can almost hunt in moonlight with my Meostar...I love my meopta meostar. I got a great deal on their 2.5-15x56 scope. It will get me to legal shooting light very easy. I have to watch the clock so I'm not illegal because if I hunt until I can't see through my scope anymore I would be well into illegal hunting time. I have heard great things about meopta's optika line though I have not personally used it myself. It is their new, more budget friendly line.