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What are your opinions of the FireFly reticle?  Is it worth the extra cash?

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I bought a week ago  4200 2,5-10x50 with fire fly, latest  in 2 weeks  it will work on 30-06. I’ll use it for hunting in bad light conditions, even by night (It’s  is allowed in many European countries.)  After hunting for fox & wild boar I can tell you if it is worth the extra $. 

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Thanks for the reply.
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I bought a 4200 Elite w/o the firefly and it is a very very very good scope. BUT, if I had to do it over again I'd definitly pick up the firefly and a good bright flashlight to charge it with.  Worth evey penny in my opinion.
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I second what Acenturian said.

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Hi Technical Fowl,

Last night, a lot of snow, cloudy but sometimes with shaft of moonlight ,  I took in to the fields & forest 2 rifles Mauser with  4200 2,5-10x50 fire fly and  Blazer with Kahles Helia L 3-12 x 56.

I was not very interested for hunting,  much more to compare riflescopes, especially how good is fire fly reticle. I used magnification 3 & 10 on both scopes. I was really surprised, Kahles was a little brighter but Bushnell gave  me almost the same picture. I spotted some animals. The best for my comparisons was roe-deer between bushes and trees distance 150 m. By moon it was possible  to shoot it precise – using both scopes. Than comes cloudy sky it was possible to see the bock but to dark to see the cross,   after a second of charging Bushnell’s fire fly (you can charge it longer but it must be done earlier) with flash light    

I was able again to give a precise shoot, impossible with Kahles.  There ware only exercises, we don’t hunt for roe-deer by night, it is allowed only for wild boar and fox.

Conclusion – you should take a scope with fire fly.

PS. I hope you will understand my “English”, unfortunately I never had it in the school.

Next test will be with Kahles 3-12 x  56 with illuminated cross.

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jednoralski

Thanks for the review!!

Much appreciated.

 

And for the record, your English is coming through fine.

Read you 5 by 5........



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jednoralski, try using a flashlight like what we have here, say a Surefire or Streamlight Stinger. If you are using the POS that came with the scope you will not do the FireFly reticle justice. Glad that you are happy with your new scope, I have 3 FireFly 4200's, love all of them.

 

Technical Fowl- it's a gift for the price.


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Again, thanks for the replies, I really appreciate it.

Jednoralski - I second what cheaptrick said.  Your English is great, especially for someone who has never had any schooling in the English language. 
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to Roy Finn,

That was the first night event with the new scope, POS that came with, was broken, I used a common Duracell flashlight. Sure I will make more experiments, but in darkness the FireFly  must glow just a little, because if it is too bright there is no possible to see any details behind the reticle, eg animal. I will check other light sources maybe a Surefire or Streamlight Stinger and a longer time of charging as well.

Thanks for advices I’ll use them.

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At first charge with these brighter flashlights, they do seem to glow  fairly bright, however, then they settle down somewhat and the of time that the FireFly stays charged seems to be longer, in my own experience. Good luck Sir.
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