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  Anyone know how long the reticle stays illuminated once it's activated?  TIA!
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It stays on for about 20 minutes,when you get in your stand before daylight.I have a stinger flashlight that quickly charges the reticle.Bright glow thick reticle that helps in low light.Nice feature that comes in handy for those hunts that allow you to shoot half hour after sunset. 
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 THANKS h!
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I believe Bushnell claimed up to 2 hours of at least some illumination when they introduced the Firefly. I haven't tested one that long, but the basic reticle is also a very good one for dim-light shooting even without the glow around the edges.

My wife once shot a black bear across a canyon at the last moment of legal light with a Firefly reticle in a 3-9x 3200 Elite. No problem--and it was a BLACK black bear.



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   Sounds to be a GOOD reticle. THANKS,John.
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Yeah, it is. I also have one in a 1.5-6x 4200 Elite, a great hunting scope. In fact hard to beat as an all-around big game scope on any caliber rifle.
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I have a Bushnell Elite 3200 3x9x50 firefly mounted on a Ruger #1 in 25-06 it is my main go to deer gun. Last year I shot a coyote right before daylight at 90 yards and the fire fly made the shot possible. It made a belliever out of me..........
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   I'm inquiring about this reticle for Bullet74 who lives in Canada.  Right now he's trying to track down one of the discontinued 1.5-6 4200's with the Fire Fly. Now I'm HOPING he locates at least two!  Hey BUSHNELL,you readin this!!
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

   I'm inquiring about this reticle for Bullet74 who lives in Canada.  Right now he's trying to track down one of the discontinued 1.5-6 4200's with the Fire Fly. Now I'm HOPING he locates at least two!  Hey BUSHNELL,you readin this!!
 
How's the glass quality?
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  From what's been posted by some guys at OT,it's as good or better than the VXIII and comes lose to the Conquest. But of course I believe everyone should let their own eyes decide.
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[QUOTE=300S&W]  From what's been posted by some guys at OT,it's as good or better than the VXIII and comes lose to the Conquest. But of course I believe everyone should let their own eyes decide.[/QUOTE)
 
 I'm can't speak to the Conquest comparison, but I'll agree that series 4200 (and 6500, by all reports), are even better than the VXIII.
 Bushnell 3200 glass is pretty good. 4200 glass is great, to my eyes at least.
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  THANKS RONK.  When OT was hot with 3-9x40 4200 talk awhile back some did say it was close to the Conquest. Even so that scope was/is still priced way below it's worth.
  I'm trying to locate a 1.5-6x35 4200 w/Fire Fly for a guy in Canada but it ain't lookin good. 
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Earl if I read the Bushnell site correctly it looks like the Firefly is only offered now in the 3200 series on some 3-9s.
 
Checked with a couple of local gun shops and no luck.  Assume some of the 4200s had this option in the past.
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   Sure is lookin like it.  Only low light reticle in the 4200 series now is the #4 with illuminated dot.



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