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Just recently purchased a sako 85 finnlight 270 cal.I am looking at  an elite 3-9 40m or a 2.5-10 50m with the firefly sights. Would be used for whitetail hunting with shots up to 200 to 300 yards.Am looking for suggestions.
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That's a very good selection (either of the aforementioned Elite's 4200's) my friend. Good luck.
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I have 2 4200's with the FF reticle (2.5-20x40) and it is quite the low light combo. I imagine the 50mm would be even better, but it will be heavier as well.
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I really like the 4-16x40 best of the series I give up one power on the low end to add 7 more on the high end. I prefer the 40 mm for a hunting rig but I also have a 6-24x50 with target knobs that I like for a range queen that gets occasional hunting use.  Firefly doesnt do much for me If I need illumination I go Trijicon.
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I'd stick with a 40mm; the 50mm will add weight and defeat the purpose of the Finnlight design.  Bushnell also makes an Elite 4200 2.5x10x40.  That would be a good alternate for the 2.5x10x50.  Just mho.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Firefly doesnt do much for me If I need illumination I go Trijicon.


If someone needs an illuminated reticle for night hunting I would agree the FireFly is NOT the way to go. It is, however, a very bold reticle by itself which makes it very good for for any sun up to sun down big game hunting. I would never be dicking around with a flashlight to "charge" the FF reticle during hunting hours.

The Trijicon is a much better choice, but the ultimate would be a S&B Flash Dot.

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"Dicking around" - That's a technical term, right? Wink
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I recently bought Elite 4200 2.5-10x50 with FF reticle. I mounted it on the rifle just yesterday and would say that optics is nice for the price. About the reticle I can only say that both times I tried illumination (only once on the rifle) it looked like the reticle is too bright. Because I didn't have time to zero my rifle I cant say much more about the reticle. I also noticed two more things that were a mild disappointment. It has no fast focus (not really a problem, but anyway) and the tracking knobs are not as nice as on the Monarch III.


Given the price difference, if I was buying this scope today, I would buy the same scope with normal illumination and 30mm tube.     
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I have 3 - Elite 4200 and 1 - Elite 3200 (FF 3x9x50) I like them, but I won't buy the FF again just not my bag........
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Thanks for all the reply's. After carefull consideration I'm going for the 3-9 x 40 and not the firefly. I'll order one from swfa as soon as I save up enough pennies.
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I bought 2 of the 2.5-10x40's ff reticles. I have had a lot of scopes and I am impressed. They are as bright as a Conquest of simialr size IMO and are only a small step back in clarity and resolution at near dark ! I think the rainguard makes up for that !! I figure while hunting with a good set of bino's it's probably a better buy(meat n potatoe wise) than most in the class(just cause of the rainguard) !
I think the 3-9x40 will be excellent....................but I think the regualar plex is too thin for low light ...................I think the ff is very good for hunting without ever utilizing the illumination ..............just a good bold plex as is !!
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I just bought a 2.5x10x40 4200 w/FF.
Not sure how I will like the glow feature for hunting, but I will have no problem "dicking around" with it in my tree stand.
I do absolutely love the heavy reticle, however.
Nice optics, too.
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That's a technical term used by industry insiders. Normally, I would have used the term "fiddle phucking" but I didn't want to overwhelm the fine folks here with my vast knowledge...
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OK that makes sense.
 
Now does it matter if they are extrended or regular? they offer both.
 
It looks like the regular has one with an extended long base and one with a regular short base.
 
And in the extended package both have a long base.
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