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Hi All, 
New to the forum and like all the information here. Looking at putting a low power variable on my AR for coyote hunting. Narrowed it down to Weaver 1.5-5x24 Super Slam and Bushnell 4200 1.25-4x24. I don't need higher magnification where I hunt. Both of these scopes have german 4 illuminated reticle. (crosshairs w/ dot @ intersection) My question is with the illumination off, do you see just the regular crosshairs or is there a black dot there instead of red? For hunting the red dot seems fine but for target shooting I think it would get in the way of a small target. Don't know. Never looked through one. Thoughts anyone? Thanks.
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I have the Bushnell Elite 4200 1.25-4x.  I just got it, but I can answer your question about the reticle.  With illumination off, you see the regular crosshairs.  When you turn it on you see a very fine dot projected at the center point of the crosshairs.  The dot is small enough that it shouldn't interfere with accurate placement much if at all.


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Thanks for the reply cpBT. I appreciate your answer. One other question. Is the red dot adjustable in brightness? Heard stories that sometimes there is a flare around the dot in certain conditions. Thanks again.
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Yes, the dot is adjustable for brightness.  One click to on, then turn the rheostat through the brightness range.  I don't see any flare at the low end.  You probably get some at the higher levels.  My Aimpoint flares a lot at high brightness levels.
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