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Hey guys, i am thinking of purchasing the Trijicon 2.5-10x56.  Would you go with the green or amber triangle for all hunting conditions? Day, night, dawn dusk, etc. What is your preference
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Green shows up best with my poor eyesight.
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Like i stated in another thread, green is the way to go. It's the best color when contrasting on other backgrounds and doesn't have washout effect in bright light situations.
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I have had red, amber and green
the latter is my personal preference
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It depends on how the scope would be used, but in most situations, I'd probably get green as well, though I have some amber Accupoints, and they have worked very well too.
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The big brown truck delivered my 3-9x40 Accupoint with Green Triangle today, and it'll be going on my main deer rifle for hunting clearcuts, woods, and creek/river bottoms. Awesome scope.  I doubt you 'd be sorry going with the green triangle.  It shows up extremely well against a wide variety of backgrounds!

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Excellent scope choice for a hunting rifle, blacktails!  I'm confident you'll really enjoy it!
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Using the scope at night (under dim levels of illumination) will mean that rods, not cones, will be responsible for your vision.  Rods are more sensitive to blue light than cones, and are not sensitive to wavelengths greater than about 640nm, the red portion of the visible spectrum.

 
For the night application only, red would be the best choice, followed by amber.  Green would be the worst choice for night, as it would reduce the dark adaptation in the eye used for shooting.  Our eyes dark adapt independently.
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Originally posted by Gunshow75 Gunshow75 wrote:

Using the scope at night (under dim levels of illumination) will mean that rods, not cones, will be responsible for your vision.  Rods are more sensitive to blue light than cones, and are not sensitive to wavelengths greater than about 640nm, the red portion of the visible spectrum.

 
For the night application only, red would be the best choice, followed by amber.  Green would be the worst choice for night, as it would reduce the dark adaptation in the eye used for shooting.  Our eyes dark adapt independently.


OK; YOU SAY YOU LIKE WHAT COLOR??ShockedLOL
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well lets throw a curve ball into the mix. Lets say we also plan to use this with a ND3 laser illuminator (green).  what color works best then?
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I have the green dot and use it for hog hunting, mostly at night. It works great. Dont know about the scientific answer about rods and cones and havent had a red dot to compare it to but the green does work.
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Originally posted by REP REP wrote:

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Using the scope at night (under dim levels of illumination) will mean that rods, not cones, will be responsible for your vision.  Rods are more sensitive to blue light than cones, and are not sensitive to wavelengths greater than about 640nm, the red portion of the visible spectrum.

 
For the night application only, red would be the best choice, followed by amber.  Green would be the worst choice for night, as it would reduce the dark adaptation in the eye used for shooting.  Our eyes dark adapt independently.


Wow! I was all settled on green and now Tom has me re-thinking this issueThinking
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Originally posted by mfilippello mfilippello wrote:

well lets throw a curve ball into the mix. Lets say we also plan to use this with a ND3 laser illuminator (green).  what color works best then?


Either red or amber would work fine.  I use an ND3 laser with my 3-9X40 with amber triangle, and it works great!
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Red is better at night for the light adaptation reasons. But, since the Trijicon is fed via fiber optic and the amount of ambient light will be less in darkness, green should still work just fine.
I have also read that the green still is useable when utilizing the ND3 as well. Just not as optimal.
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I was thinking of buying a trijicon 6months ago & I called the factory direct,spoke to a tech & a rep,both said the Green triangle was the best of the three.
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Well guys, i ordered the trijicon 2.5-10x56 with the green mil-dot reticle last night. It seemed like the best way to go.  I will write a review on it when it arrives just like when i did my review on the S&B Summit.  It will be primarily used for deer, bear, elk,etc.  I'll let you know how it goes! Josh
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

I was thinking of buying a trijicon 6months ago & I called the factory direct,spoke to a tech & a rep,both said the Green triangle was the best of the three.


I did the same and was told the same as well. Smile
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Hmm...I am going with green also.

I was thinking...what if you were inside a treehouse an the accupoint is in the shade, and you were shooting at a target a couple hundred yards away some weeds.  Would the green triangle not be as bright and be lost in the foilage?
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All three colors work well, and the choice mostly depends on personal preferences.

For primarily day light use, green usually works best.  For primarily night time use, red is usually the best.

Personally, I find amber the most versatile choice.

Whichever color you choose, make sure you experiment with the size of the window that controls how much light is incident on the fiber spool.

If you choose green, make sure that it is set up to be not too bright during night time conditions, otherwise, your night vision may be effected.

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found this thread regarding the optic being in the shade or dim area & looking outdoors:
 
i am thinking green triangle will be ok...unless the target i am shooting at is green and just so happens to be the exact some tint as the reticle (when i am in the shade)Bandito 
but it looks like the reticle turns pretty dark...
 
Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

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I always did some of my best work in the dark!

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