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Posted: 9/23/2004 2:56:21 AM EST
Is the illuminated reticle worth the $50.00 difference in price? Let's here it from you guys who own them. This scope is going on top of my <gasp> M1A Mostly range work during normal lighting conditions. Does the illumination aid in aiming and accuracy during the daylight hours. Or is this feature only valuable in low light conditions.

Thanks in advance,

Gary
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:07:17 AM EST
Hell, if you're spending that much money on the glass, what's $50 more bucks? If you want it, get it. Personally, I would not, do not, care to rely too much on accessories that run on batteries. But there are certainly times when the illum. would be helpful. A friend of mine has a giant Nightforce on his Chandler/Remington. It looks great. My Leupold M1 3.5-10X40 is not illuminated.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:40:20 PM EST
anyone else with a thought?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:49:11 PM EST
tagged because I have to make the same decision
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:32:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 2:53:14 AM EST
Thanks for the reply. Based on the lack of other responses I suspect all the illuninated reticle owners are sleeping due to all those late night shoots the've been participating in this summer.

Regards,
Gary
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:47:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:50:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By LastDefender:
Thanks for the reply. Based on the lack of other responses I suspect all the illuninated reticle owners are sleeping due to all those late night shoots the've been participating in this summer.

Regards,
Gary



I have one of the Illuminated Duplex Leupolds. I don't do any lowlight shooting with the rifle that it's on, but there was a great deal on it so I got it anyway.

I'm not sure how the Mildot is set up, but the duplex has a real fine crosshair that is separated from the larger lines and is visible during the day (see pic below). It's the only part that actually lights up when you turn the knob. With the fine crosshair, it's actually a pretty decent target scope.

A big drawback for the Ill scopes is (I think) that Premier Reticles won't change the reticle if you ever decide to upgrade.

Here's a bad picture of my unlit reticle and a cow's ass.


CHRIS
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 3:40:59 PM EST
I own 2 both illuminated - one on Mod7 .308 and other on AR10, worth every penny in a twi-light situation.
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