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Is the Bushnell fire fly reticle black during daylight when uncharged (i'm guessing its a dull green)?  If not does it still stick out well in thick cover during daylight?
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Sorry Lee I dont have one of the firefly reticles in any of my Bushnells. I will say that I have had very good luck with several Bushnell scopes that I have including an illuminated Trophy 1-4x which is battery operated.  I believe the best illuminated reticle that can be had is Trijicon which is powered by tritium and fiber optic. As far as the fire fly is concerned for some reason I just dont like the idea of having to power it up before use in a hunting situation.  I will say that I have no doubt that it would be quite useable in bright daylight even in thick cover but still not the quality of reticle that a heavy duplex Leupold would be in thick cover or better yet the Trijicon Accupoint illuminated post style reticle or an Aimpoint. If you really hunt thick cover a lot I would give a strong look at the 1.5-6x scopes in the trophy line or the Leupold heavy duplex in a fixed 2.5x or a 1-4 Trijicon Accupoint.
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Thanks, just lurking/searching and asking some questions for scopes for next deer season on my Savage .270 and USH 20 gauge.  The Elites seem like a good deal esp. with the rain guard.  
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Not to mention the FREE Rain Suit.  I dont have the rain suit but I have a light camo jacket they did as a promo last year and I use it a lot - good quality. 
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Firefly is black unless it's illuminated. I have 2 of them and never light them up. They are basically a heavy duplex unless they are lit and are awesome in low light without ever lighting them up. But they are not an etched reticle and have thet wire reticle look in bright sunlight.
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Originally posted by cbm cbm wrote:

Firefly is black unless it's illuminated.  They are basically a heavy duplex unless they are lit and are awesome in low light without ever lighting them up. 
 
I 'm with cbm.
One of my very favorite hunting reticles.
You should check one out.
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