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I've got it in my pea brain to pick up a new scope with an illuminated reticle (never owned one before). I don't like large objectives, so I'm thinking a 3-9 X 40 Trijicon Accupoint or possibly the IOR 2.5-10 X 42 with the #4 and green illumination. I would fully expect that the IOR would be superior, but I know didly squat about IOR. It's a FFP (I think) and I've never had one of those before either.  Another pricey option is the Nightforce NXS 2.5-10 X 32 with the NP1 reticle. The rifle is a Cooper 52 in 25-06. This could be deeps woods utilization along with field edges. Intended quarry is whitetail deer primarily. So, what says our pros? Thank you all. 
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I have had 5 different IOR scopes all with illumination and even on the lowest setting they were/are all to bright.  However all of them the whole reticle lit up.  So the single dot might make a big difference.  The glass is fantastic on that model, I have the same one with tactical turrets, very nice scope. 

I don't think the hunting version is FFP, pretty sure it is SFP
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I am having good luck with the Trijicon 3-9x40 both amber and green dot. I actually like the amber the best, but I mostly hog hunt at night with them.

Believe it or not I have had very good luck with the two Simmons Master Series AETEC 2.5-10x44 illuminated I have. I've used one of them a LOT on a Ruger Hawkeye .358 Win. and it stays zeroed and is pretty bright for a cheap scope. The illuminated feature always works and is not too bright with no "flash".

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fire fly 4200 no battery to go deed!! love it. I have the 2.5-10 x 40mm great low light even with out the ret. charged.
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I like the Trijicons. The optics are very good, and the reticle doesn't need batteries--but also doesn't need to be "recharged," as the Firefly does. The reticles on the Trijicons is also adjustable for internsity.

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 The Iors I've tried have a lot to be desired in the illuminated reticle area. take a look at the 1.5 x6 zeiss varipoint, with illluminated dot. The reticle is in the first focal plane and the dot is in the second focal plane. Dot stays the same size on mag. increase, and 6x is all it sounds like you need.
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I like the Bushnell Firefly reticle as a heavy plex low light reticle. I only use it as a short range brush scope and have never used it with the crosshairs charged(glowing). The reticle is very black and sharp and stays just as black as a Zeiss Conquest etched reticle. Just so you know however only the outer heavier lines on the Firefly will be illuminated while the thinner inner plex in the middle of the reticle stays black. It does not illuminate the exact point of aim like a lighted dot reticle.
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I would have to say the Bushnell 4200 2.5-10X40 with Firefly Rectile is the way to go!  Excellent clarity and extremely high light transmitance for about half your budget!
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Thanks for the replies everybody!
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Glad we could help confuse the issue!  Wink
 
     
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Be aware that the firefly reticle is pretty damned thick.  It is cool, but thick!

I have a 3-9x40 Trijicon and like it allot, it is a great low-light scope.
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Yeah, I have hunted quite a bit with the Firefly reticle, and still have one scope with the Firefly on my .338, but I'd have to rate the Trijicon reticles superior because, as noted above, the illumination doesn't have to be recharged, the reticles themselves are superior for different kinds of conditions, and the illumination can be adjusted up and down. Most hunters would probably prefer the multi-point plex-type reticle for general use.
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