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looking for a good low light scope for hunting mostly in woods probably a shot never over a 100 yds.thought about the 1.5-6x36;3-9x40;2.5-10x40.Is there any difference in glass of the ones listed?
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Originally posted by 308ENCORE 308ENCORE wrote:

looking for a good low light scope for hunting mostly in woods probably a shot never over a 100 yds.thought about the 1.5-6x36;3-9x40;2.5-10x40.Is there any difference in glass of the ones listed?

 

Welcome to The OT!!

 

No Sir, the optical quality of all the 4200 Elites should be the same. Good choice!!

The 4200's have quite a big following around here.....They should be here shortly......

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Hey Nikon makes some good ones as well. Right Cheaptrick? Honestly there are some real good options out there, 4200 is definitely up there, hard to beat for the money. Do yourself a favor and look at IOR, Nikon, Zeiss, Sightron and compare I love the 4200 but there may be one you like better. Best of luck,

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I have an sightron SII but figured the 4200 would be better in late afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes it is better but slightly, you may barely notice the difference. But hey an advantage is an advantage.
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Yeah, there are a lot of the low powered variables these days.

 

Koshkin has done some extensive research with the low powered scopes and his opinion, albeit EVIL , is worthy of consideration as well. 

IIRC, he has praised the lower "amped" 4200's.

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I have 2  of the 1.5x6's , 2 of the 2.5x10 x40's  and a 2.5x10x50---awesome stuff and a great value. Excellent optical clarity ( especially for the money ) and the Rainguard can be a hunt saver. None have ever lost a zero, and all have performed as designed. "Never a shot over  100 yd,s"    ---- any possiblity over over 100 ? then  go for the 3x9 or 2.5x10.....I believe the 1.5x6 has been discontinued  ( any verification  Mr Farris ?)...and may be hard to find  ..

 

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buy a kahles skip the 4200 you wont be sorry
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I've had a fullfield II on it and now have a whitetail expedition on it.(1.5-6x32)Anyone use the 4200 in 1.5-6x36.It seems like I see more deer around here in the woods right before dark.Alot of times walking right by my stand to 30 yds.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

buy a kahles skip the 4200 you wont be sorry
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Hey there Pyro!!!!...................I think that you should go buy a .270!!! You won`t be sorry!!!            
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I used the 1.5 x6  on a Marlin 1895 in 45/70 on a bear hunt in Canada last year. Optically it got the job done. I got one as the sun was setting on a crappy, rainy day ( that proved the value of Rainguard) . The reticle stood out well enough also on the black hide of the bear. I haven't tried the firefly reticle, so I can't compare it to the regular one.

 

 

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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Hey there Pyro!!!!...................I think that you should go buy a .270!!! You won`t be sorry!!!            

 

alright i will do you one better there squeezer, you buy a kahles kx and i will go by a wby vanguard sub moa in a .270 win and put i will put a 4200 on it hows that sound???

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You`re on!!!!!.........I will need to buy a .375 for my upcoming `09 or `10 African trip.......I think Kahles are great scopes. You don`t have to sell me on them! However! The reverse is true with you! You are not sold on the 4200!! You are still stuck in the Bushnell days of old!!...........You don`t have to buy a .270!! Too much punishment for you!! Just the 4200 will be fine!!!
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i did make that promise to the ot some time ago that i would buy a 4200 at some point in time, i wouldnt mind having a new scope for my browning abolt 300wsm to replace my ffii thats on there now, so ok its a deal!

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There was someone on another thread (comparing the 4200 to the Select) who bought a Burris Sig. Select and regreted doing so.......The 4200 will be an upgrade from your FF11............
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  K I have both the Conquest and the 4200 Elite.  The Conquest was able to pull in a bit (by a bit we are talking very very minimal) more light when doing a comparison side by side looking in a vineyard after dusk. 

 

Both are fine scopes.  Don't let the Bushnell name fool you it's not the cheap junk they are known for.

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How do you like the firefly?
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I don`t have the firefly on my 4200, but I have read nothing but good from those who do have it!
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I don't get the firefly concept.

 

Scenario: last hour of hunting, starting to get a little dim, deer should be coming out soon. So you pull out a flashlight and try to discreetly shine the light in the objective end of the scope.

 

Just sounds to me like a good way to draw attention to yourself. Or am I missing something? How long does a charged reticle last?

 

Somebody please let me know if I'm off the mark here...

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Have a 3200 with firefly.  Charge the reticle well before dusk, will last an hour anyway.  Settles into a soft green glow after a few moments.  Gets dimmer as time goes on but then it's also getting darker so works out well. 

 

Lots of discussion on it in this thread:

 

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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Hey there Pyro!!!!...................I think that you should go buy a .270!!! You won`t be sorry!!!            

 

alright i will do you one better there squeezer, you buy a kahles kx and i will go by a wby vanguard sub moa in a .270 win and put i will put a 4200 on it hows that sound???

I think youd both be pleased.

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Pyro I understand your prejudice against the 270, I'm curious though what would you think about the 270 wsm. I've thought about getting one, I haven't made up my mind though.
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