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I have a new scope and although the optics are sharp and clear the duplex reticle tends to blend in with the back ground from time to time. It isnt a problem in broad daylight but when it just starts getting a little dim out the crosshairs seem to turn silver when I pan left or right and look into a darker background. I thought it was just that there was a lot of light behind me but there was only a wall behind me. I took one of my sightron scopes and compared it right next to it and it didnt have the same problem. It even does it in my house when I scan left or right, but again the sightron crosshairs stay sharp. Is this normal , or is something wrong internally. I thought maybe they forgot to blacken the crosshairs on the viewing side or something. I compare it to a Zeiss Conquest but the Conuest stayed Very black, I realized that the Zeiss uses an Etched reticle so that of course wasnt a fair comparison of a reflective wire reticle? Again, is this normal for a wire reticle or is it maybe aligned funny or what?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2006 at 16:05
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Wire reticles tend to "fade" in some sunlight situations.

That's one reason I preach the Gospel of Etched Reticles.

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