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Hi guys

I just had a conversation with a friend, mentioning the Leupold VXn-L scopes and he asked why one doesn't use prisms for the same purpose. I was a bit at a loss to answer - does anybody know a good reason why not to use prisms in a rifle scope?

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There are riflescopes that use prisms.  Trijicon ACOG family of scopes for example.

Prisms have both advantages and limitations.

Why does your friend think that a prism would be a good idea?

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could you elaborate on the recoil issue? Occurred to me too, but could not come up with an explanation.

As for why it would be a good idea - well it might be an alternative solution to the "dent" of the VXn-L scopes.
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