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  We rarely make a long shot, what are some of your recommendations for the perfect setup in this situation. I am willing to pay top dollar for a scope tired of running out of daylight in the evening. I currently have a Kahles C3-12x56 and a Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x50. Not sure what rifle I will put it on. I have a 300WSM, 30-06 and 270. Thanks, Bruce
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Not wanting to be difficult, but if you cannot see adequately through a Kahles3-12X56, using the lower range settings such as 3-6X, then only a spotlight or night sighting equipment will be of further benefit.
 
Only other solution or assistance may be an illuminated reticule.


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My thoughts exactly.  If you can't see well enough in low light through a Kahles 3-12X56, you won't find a scope that will give you much, if any better low light performance.  An illuminated reticle can help, but only in seeing the reticle, not your target.  If you need more low light performance than the Kahles offers, then you are probably hunting well past legal hours.
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OK, Thanks just wasnt sure if there was anything better out there. Seems like everything wants to come out right at dark the later the season gets.
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Originally posted by brdavis brdavis wrote:

OK, Thanks just wasnt sure if there was anything better out there. Seems like everything wants to come out right at dark the later the season gets.
those animals ain't dumb.
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Around here (well, right now I'm in Houston looking for the keys to Rancid Coolaid's house so I can "try out" his new Hensoldt) most anything goes nocturnal-only after opening day. The only major things that bring deer or elk out in the open during the day are snow or because they feel safe on land that is closed to hunting. I'm afraid that's just a fact of life and there aren't many scopes better than that Kahles, esp. with the 56mm objective.
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