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I need  a scope for my Tikka T3 in .338 Federal.
It will be primarily used for hog hunting in low light conditions.
I want a 1 inch scope with a 4a reticle and objective not greater than 40mm Objective (I have low mounts and like the cheek weld with them).
Something in the $400-$700 range.
Any recommendations?
 
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http://www.swfa.com/pc-4422-227-trijicon-3-9x40-accu-point-rifle-scope.aspx
Trijicon would be my recommendation here. It's not the 4a reticle but it will work very well in this application. WELCOME to the OT.

Edited by cyborg - December/04/2007 at 08:14
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I think cyborg's suggestion of the Trijicon 3-9X40 is an excellent one.  Great uncluttered, fast acquisition low light reticle!
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gonna put the hurt on the bacon with that cannon
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Cyborg's call is an excellent one IMO.
Zeiss fits your specs, too
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Great catch there Tahqua, I had considered IOR but opted to post the Illuminated reticle. Here is the IOR http://www.swfa.com/pc-10175-291-ior-4x32-hunting-rifle-scope.aspx
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

gonna put the hurt on the bacon with that cannon
Skin it, and process it all at the same time. LOL 
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hell ya hit right and you wouldnt have to gut it either! bringing home the bacon would be a whole new meaning there
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I know you said 4A, but think about the Burris Signature Safari
 
 
The taper plex reticle is good for your application
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One more vote for Trijicon. Close range only I'd want an Aimpoint dot scope.
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Don't overlook the Weaver V3. Lot's of hog hunters like 'em. Good dangerous game scope that seems to handle recoil well.
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You are right in the zeiss conquest spec's and price range. My vote is for the conquest 3x9x40 with the z-plez or #4 reticle. Great value and service and optics that won't be surpassed.

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Considering you want a 1" scope with good brightness and heavy reticle to use in very low light conditions......along with the 40mm objective to keep it mounted low the conquest is just right there with your wants. We use conquests up north here to shoot coyotes at night with no lights, just moonlight and reflection off the snow. That etched easy to see reticle just makes it easy with very little reflected light.

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Originally posted by Focus Focus wrote:

Considering you want a 1" scope with good brightness and heavy reticle to use in very low light conditions......along with the 40mm objective to keep it mounted low the conquest is just right there with your wants. We use conquests up north here to shoot coyotes at night with no lights, just moonlight and reflection off the snow. That etched easy to see reticle just makes it easy with very little reflected light.

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until i moved up here coyote hunting was always done in the day time, now i move up here and its a winter night time event which proves to me that people up here are crazy, they got timber wolves running around and im suppose to sit in the dark with a rabbit call are you kidding me but with the snow on the ground and a full moon with no clouds its actually very bright especially when you sitting in a farm field
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Yeah we got bear and bobcats......we aren't admitting to the wolves yet but they've killed and trapped a few by accident. I like the night hunting thing OK except the cold, when its down around zero and the trees are popping like 22"s its hard to sit still long. Smart guys sit in little huts like ice shacks and watch a dead deer or cow, propane heater going and the wind can't hit ya. You really learn what scopes work in low light conditions Stern%20Smile reticles start to get pretty important also.......real fine ones don't show up much at all.

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hmm fish house, not a bad idea!
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Our DNR says we don't have wolves here, that's a crock. Then a friend said that if a number is small enough per square area then they refute the existence. I've seen them here, well one but hey I saw one, and that generally says there are more right? 
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Are you sure it wasn't a coyote cyborg?  A large, exceptionally furry coyote sometimes can do an excellent job of imitating a wolf.  I've heard from our game dept. as well that wolves had pretty much been removed from the southern U.S. and are currently only found in the far north.
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I have seen some big coyotes, this was a wolf, about 90- 100 lbs worth. I got a real close up good look at him, 20 yrds to be exact.
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I have downed over 40 boar and pigs!!! Converted from a VX111 to an 3x9 Elite 4200! If you prefer a conventional duplex or crosshair reticle that`s fine.......But! I`ll tell you something! That illuminated amber arrow by Trijicon is a winner!! NO batteries ever needed!! Peeped through one recently mounted on a rifle and with both eyes open, it is damn quick in acquiring your target. That illuminated arrow won`t get lost against a black background such as black hog hairs!! I suggest the amber triangle as opposed to the red because amber is easier on the eye and distinguishes better and faster. You will find that alot of the high end scopes that are illuminated have only the red cross hairs............For your use a 3x9 or the 1.5x4 Trijicon is ideal.............Go to the rifle scope section on this site and then go to Trijicon and view the BAC demo player! That will give you a pretty good idea.............The 1.5x4 Trijicon in amber will be the scope going on my future .375 DGR!! Just maybe the .375 Ruger Alaskan.
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All good recommendation.  Trijicon should be probably be near the top of the list due to excellent reticle visibility.  Also, consider some quality fixed magnification scopes like Zeiss Conquest 4x32 and IOR Hunting 4x32.  Both are available with 4a reticles,  believe.   I also have a IOR 6x42 Hunting with 4a reticle and it is excellent in low light.

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If you want a scope for primaraly low light hunting, then a 40mm is definitely the wrong one.
Please take out a high quality 56mm and compare to a high quality 40mm in low light and compare, allow 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the low light.
 
Personally I find the tritium buld inisde the trijicon to brigth to be really usefull in low light.
It cannot be adjusted down and that is highly needed.
 
There is a number of low light situations when a 4A is useless but when shots still with deadly accuracy can be fired from German no.1 reticle.
 
 
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Edited by www.technika.nu - December/05/2007 at 16:31
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Technika.............The new Trijicons can indeed be adjusted for lumination intensity...The adjustment ring is located just forward of the eye piece which allows for either more light to enter or less light to enter! The more light that is let in, the brighter the arrow`s intensity. With the less light, the intensity is reduced. As a result it will adapt to any low light shooting situation............Just handled one the other day with this feature.
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On a nighthunt or alow light hunt there is no light to be let in, but just pure darkness and the only way to lighten the reticle is with the tritium.
There is no adjustment for the tritium on Trijcon scopes and consuqently for really low light hunting Trijicon is not a choise.
 
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