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Who has impressions on this reticle for deer hunting?  Thinking about going with it.
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#4 reticle is about the best for low light conditions other than going to a lighted reticle.
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Good for low light hunting.Another good option is the Elite firefly reticle.
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yep
my favorite
if you don't have an ill ret then a #4 is definitely the best as far as I am concerned
with a good scope and that reticle you can cleanly take deer 30 minutes before and after sunrise/set (legal shooting time in Texas)
I have a Kahles CL3-10x50 on my main deer rifle
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Not only is it highly visible in low light situations I think it is also alot more versatile than many people give it credit for. Because of the large posts your eye seems to center it much more quickly than a finer reticle making quick shots easier and more precise. Since the posts come much closer to the center crosshairs than on a traditional reticle they also provide a good holdover point for longer ranges and drift correction with a little practice and experimentation.
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Originally posted by biggreen747 biggreen747 wrote:

Not only is it highly visible in low light situations I think it is also alot more versatile than many people give it credit for. Because of the large posts your eye seems to center it much more quickly than a finer reticle making quick shots easier and more precise. Since the posts come much closer to the center crosshairs than on a traditional reticle they also provide a good holdover point for longer ranges and drift correction with a little practice and experimentation.


+1  Very well put.  It's certainly the quickest reticle I've used.  Guides your eye to the centre even when you can't see the fine centre cross hairs.
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Thanks for the input everyone.  So which scope.  I was thinking 1.5-6x42 Kahles but I don't think you can get them.  I like LEU but they don't look like they make them.  I was hoping to get a nice scope somewhere in the $500-600 range with that reticle.  Any suggestions would be great.  The Swaro is over a grand.
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Zeiss 1.5-6x42 Victory Diavari 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - 5217119904
 
I would like this but it is $1650.  Anybody know where I can get a nice scope like this with a #4 reticle but not spend this kind of money.  Come on.  The economy is not sooo good.
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Does it have to be a variable or would you settle for a 4x or 6x fixed power
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I think I want a variable.  Why got some good fixed option?
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 Why, as a matter of fact, it just so happens we do!
 
 
  It's one I'd sure consider, anyway.
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I am currently thinking about a fixed 6x IOR with a 4a reticle for my 338WM. They also make a fixed 4x as well.. If you can afford to plunk down some cash S&B has fixed scopes with a 4a as well.
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Also Look at the Burris Euro Diamond 1.5-6x40 w/4a reticle..
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Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope German #4 Crosshair w/ Amber Dot Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR243
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There is also a green dot and  red amber and green posts which I like better.

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Trijicon 2.5-10x56 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope Red Triangle Trijicon 2.5-10x56 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR22R
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I really like this one also, very nice glass.

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I looked at many of the scopes that you are looking at too, for a winchester 7mm08 featherweight.
 
I went with a used bushnell 4200 elite with a red light on the cross hairs. It was mounted on the rifle today and I'll shoot it later this week hopefully.
 
It's my stateside southern 'dangerous game gun'...pigs and predators as well as the more conventional game.
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Originally posted by cajunhunter cajunhunter wrote:

Thanks for the input everyone.  So which scope.  I was thinking 1.5-6x42 Kahles but I don't think you can get them. 


My brother has this scope with a 4A on a 30.06 and it is excellent. I have the 4A in the 1.1-4x24 Kahles C and it is on a .375 H&H. This is also an excellent low light and easy to acquire combination of reticle and power. Both sometimes appear on the Sample List here.
http://www.samplelist.com/default.aspx?display_num=10&mfg_selection=5&prod_type=-1&hide_sold=false
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Meopta Meostar R-1 is also nice glass with the #4 reticle available.
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Originally posted by cajunhunter cajunhunter wrote:

Zeiss 1.5-6x42 Victory Diavari 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - 5217119904
 
I would like this but it is $1650.  Anybody know where I can get a nice scope like this with a #4 reticle but not spend this kind of money.  Come on.  The economy is not sooo good.
Zeiss makes another with the #4, but the power range is much higher........don't know if you are interested, but it's out there.
 
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Well, I like the Meopta, but the power range is high.  I would like to go with a low power variable like the 1.5-6x42 with a 4 or 4a reticle and not have to break the bank.  Why does LEU not offer that reticle?  Where can I still get a Kahles scope anyone?

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http://swfa.com:80/Burris-15-6x40-Euro-Diamond-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P2984.aspx


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I have 5 Burris scopes with a 6th (Six X) on the way. In the past they have had QC and service issues but it seems they have worked these out. I deal with them directly (I am having a FF Euro 30 modified) at the factory and have nothing but good things to say about their service.. Much better than in the past. The glass may not be quite as good as a Swaro or Zeiss but it is still good quality glass. IMHO there are no tougher scopes built than a Burris and the price is much better than the Euro glass. The above model is also made here in the US.
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http://swfa.com:80/Burris-2-12x40-Six-X-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P12592.aspx

This is the same scope I just ordered. It has more power on the upper end than you want but you may
find it nice to have on occasion. They have also done away with the rotating eyepiece and returned to a
conventional power ring
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What about the Leupold 1.5-5x20?

http://swfa.com/Leupold-15-5x20-VX-3-Riflescope-P12635.aspx
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Yea, never would of thought about a burris.  But this looks about what I want.  How would you compare this to say the LEU VX3?  Or other scopes.  I thought Burris was a low end optics, but that was long ago.
 
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