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The past few nights I have had a nice buck within range of my Ithaca 37 20 gauge in the dark woods at dusk. Each time I have been able to see him with naked eye, but not with my Tasco 2.5x20.

Time for the Tasco to go!

I have read great things about the Burris FF II 2-7 @ 149.00 here on swfa. The Sightron SI 3-9 on closeout is tempting as well. I have never had a German reticle, but think it would be ok for deer. I read a review that mentioned a Hawke scope as being great under low light conditions- it had an illuminated reticle and is about $179.

Any first hand recommendations for a low light scope (under $200) that will help me bag this buck?

Thanks

Kyle

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In all honesty, it should not be that hard to best the Tasco (it's not all that great). Either of the two you mentioned would be a vast improvement. The German #4 (type) reticle is a great, low light choice. 
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Here is a Sightron S2 on the sample list for $219. 

http://www.samplelist.com/Sightron-3-9x42-SII-Rifle-Scope-DEMO-A-P55995.aspx
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I like my Nikon Prostaff 2-7 Shotgun Hunter on my slug gun.
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Originally posted by THEMAKKER13 THEMAKKER13 wrote:

I like my Nikon Prostaff 2-7 Shotgun Hunter on my slug gun.

Is this the newer Prostaff with the upgraded glass? Maybe 2 years ago, I thought that Nikon upgraded the S line. 

Welcome to Optics Talk, KRM944. 
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If you can swing it, I'd take a serious look at the sightron Supertool posted. otherwise, for 200 and under, the burris ffii is real hard to beat.
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Originally posted by Krm944 Krm944 wrote:

Time for the Tasco to go!
You sure got that right! Big Smile
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Good glass is one part of the equation, but make sure you can see the reticle in poor light or you've gained nothing.  
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The Burris FF2 2-7 with the #4 Reticle is a great little scope
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I'd have to look at one of these pretty seriously. I don't need one but want to buy one just cause they are down to $179 after rebate.
 
 
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******UPDATE*******

I ordered the mueller multishot 2-7 and the sightron s1 3-9 with the German 4a reticle.

I did a comparison of the Mueller and my tasco as I sat in the deer stand Tuesday. The mueller is so so so much clearer and the illuminated dot is everything I need on the slug gun.

I compared the sightron to the mueller and I am SUPER impressed with the clarity and brightness of the S1. I think the sightron is brighter in broad daylight in a side by side comparison. They both seem to be the same at dusk but the mueller has the illuminated dot reticle.

*****bottom line both scopes are super bang for the buck. The sightron will end up on my muzzleloader. The mueller just made sense on my slug gun

Thanks to all!

Kyle
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Im going to suggest what I would want to put on it if it were mine so these will cost a little more but be well worth the difference.
Zeiss 3-9x40 Conquest Rifle Scope Z-Plex Zeiss 3-9x40 Conquest Rifle Scope
Stock # - ZEI5214609920
  • Matte
  • Z-Plex
  • 1"
  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
  • Eye Relief (in): 4
$349.95 
Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope Heavy Duplex Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU66810
  • Matte
  • Heavy Duplex
  • 1"
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
  • Eye Relief (in):4.43
$399.95 
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