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WHICH DUPLEX RETICLE IS DARKER OR EASY TO SEE IN THE EVENING,BETWEEN THE NIKON MONARCH AND THE SIGHTRON SII BIGSKY/WHAT I MEAN ,ANYBODY GOT THESE TO SCOPES THAT THEY CAN LOOK AT SIDE BY SIDE AND COMPARE TO SEE WHICH LINES ARE HEAVIER OR THICKER/
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Well, I have a Sightron Big Sky 3-9x42(plex) that I havent mounted and I just bought an 2-7x32 Nikon monarch (plex) and I have a Browning 3-9x40(plex) that is exactly the equivalent of the 3-9x40 Bushnell 4200 that I had...I know because I compared them. I just went outside and looked. It is 1:00 am and I live in a small town neighborhood so there are street lights but I looked into the shady area between houses. In my opinion there isnt a lot of difference. The Big Sky has a little thicker outer lines and has a little better optics than the other two. However the heavy outer lines dont come as close to the center as the other two. It is more like a Leupold Wide Plex than a standard plex. The Nikon plex(older version) looks a little darker than the browning plex and maybe a tad thicker but the sight picture is small. It has a very small view which is kind of uncomfortable to me since I like a big view. The Browning is pretty much comfortable but it has the thinner of the three reticles but as I said just barely they are all pretty close. Optically the Sightron is a tad brighter has a big view and a tad darker outer crosshair. Nikon and Browning are pretty equal brightness but I like the Brownings larger view. I will tell you this though during the daytime the Browning and Bushnell reticles have a tendency to turn silverish and almost transparent in diffenent lighting angles due to reflection of light off of the reticle wire. I noticed the Nikon does it too just not quite as bad. The Sightron is the best of these three to stay dark during the day and dim light with little or no wire reflection. I have had a Zeiss Conquest and I have a Bushnell 4200 Firefly. Those two were the easiest to see in low light because they stayed really black at all times. The Zeiss being etched and the Firefly having the luminecent coating on the wire reticle makes them stay very dark and easy to see against a dark background. If you are interested in the Big Sky I have it listed for sale in the OPTICS FOR SALE section on this site. I think I want another Firefly scope or possibly a #4 reticle.
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