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Does anyone have experience with the Bushnell 3200/4200 Firefly reticle?  Is it worth any extra money or is it "just another gimmick?"  I've never had much need to shoot early/late low-light situations, but it seems it might be useful for overcast "flat light" days as well.  Do you find the reticle too fat during normal use?

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I dont have any first hand use with the firefly.  I have a relative that has one and thinks its kind of cool.  He doesnt feel that the reticle is too fat, but everyone is different I know people that like hair fine crosshairs, which the Bushnell is not.


I have not looked throught the Bushnell 3200 Elite but I have looked through the 4200 and even without the firefly it really pulls in enough light to hunt even after "hunting hours".  I dont really think the Firefly is necessary BUT since it is only a little bit more $$ I'd opt for it.  From what I have read if you use a little higher power light and shine down the scope it will really make the reticle glow.


Bushnell Elites are great scopes I think you will be very pleased with one whether it has the firefly or not


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The FireFly is not a gimmick. It works great when the light conditions fade away. I think it was Chris who stated that a high quality flashlight ( Stinger,Surefire or even a MiniMag ) is the light to use to charge the reticle. The factory light does not cut the mustard! The reticle is also slightly heavier than the standard duplex reticles which also benefits in low light. In " overcast or flat light it will appear as a normal reticle. It's your call, I have replaced two of my 4200's in 2.5-10x40 and have never looked back. Good luck!

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