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DOES THIS RETICLE  WORK GOOD WITH LITTLE LIGHT/YOU HAVE TO SHINE A A FLASH LIGHT FOR 10 SECONDS IT SAYS.DOES IT WORK LIKE THAT/ HOW LONG DOES IT LAST/
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 I'd suggest a regular Illuminated rectile ... pain in the rear using a flashlight all the time .  The batteries for the standard IR are only a couple bucks and last me for over a year .
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Or get a Trijicon scope.  I think the whole firefly thing would be a pain as well.
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Two of my 4200's have the FireFly reticle but to be honest I have not charged the reticle in the field while hunting. The POS light that comes with the FF scopes should be promptly given to the closest garbage can. I have charged the reticle many times just playing around so to speak, and the reticle stays lit for about 20-30 minutes after a short charge with a Surefire/Stinger type light. The reason I have not charged it during hunting is really because the design of the FF reticle is so good for low light viewing that I never felt it necessary to charge the reticle. I can certainly understand the concerns of hunters not wanting to charge the reticle while hunting for fear of spooking game. Look at it this way, if your hunting and not seeing anything or just plain bored, it gives ya something to play with. I don't remember ever charging the reticle for more than 20-30 seconds in order for it to stay lit for the amount of time I previously described. Personally, I am not a fan of illuminated reticles (battery equiped that is) on hunting scopes. I like to keep it all business, no BS. I'm just not a fan of electronics and optics in the same package for hunting. That goes for laser range finders in binoculars as well.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/15/2008 at 15:27
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 Well Roy .... the thing is all good IR scopes are normal rectile scopes when the laser system is not turned on to illuminate them .... all business . But when you need one ... they're worth their weight in gold . Some people have a hard time getting used to advances in systems and some don't want to pay the few extra bucks for them .... myself ... I never leave home without IR anymore .... why not ? Firefly scopes were a joke from day one .
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Well if you read my post, perhaps I didn't emphasize enough that the reticle design itself is a very good one for low light. I don't hunt anything at night, so I have never needed a lit reticle for my big game hunting. I certainly was not trying to say that if you want or need an IR that you were deemed by me to be a yuppie/non-serious/gadget freak type to be summarily dismissed by me, The Great White Hunter.

PS I just reread my post and perhaps I can see where someone would have gotten the impression you seem to have taken away from it. Didn't mean to offend anyone here.

Edited by Roy Finn - August/15/2008 at 15:44
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