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OK guys,
                I posted my questions about the Trijicon Accupoint specifically the 2.5-10x56 and asked about "better options" in the $750.00 range. I got nothing but positive feedbacl on the choice, and began savin my pennies... Now you post thoughts on the 2009 riflescope rating scale and I see Bushnell 4200 and 6500 Elites, and the Nikon Monarchs rated above the Trijicon. All of which I can get far cheaper than the Accupoint, the 4200 I've seen with an illuminated reticle, if that was the deciding issue etc. I did read far enough in to get the bang for the buck scenario and all. My question still remains is the Accupoint any better than the cheaper but higher rated Bushnell's and Nikon's, should I save some cash and purchase comparable quality at a lower cost.
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What is your application? (type of shooting, type of rifle, etc)

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I think the Accupoint series suffers in the scale from having a narrow product offering compared to the other scope series you named, and for being more expensive than many of the scopes it's comparable to optically.  I think what sets it apart is its innovative dual illuminated reticle system -- that is what I really like about these scopes.  Optically, it is in the Elite 4200, Conquest, Monarch VX-III class.  If you don't see the value in having a lit reticle or don't like the Accupoint's reticle offerings better than the typical plex, 4a, etc., I would recommend the other scopes over the Accupoint only because you can get them for less $.  Again, optically, they are all pretty comparable.
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I agree with Ted,one of the main contributing reasons for buying the Trijicon is for the dual illuminated reticle.
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Thx guys,

                 the dual illuminated reticle is what originally drew me to the scope in the 1st place, I guess I just need to decide if it's worth the extra $300.00 + (tough without a hands on eval). Does the illumination wear out in time like the inserts on iron sights?  Also i've been looking at the Meopta offerings in the same price range and was wondering what the advantage of a 1st plane reticle is like on the Meostar R1 3-12x56, and generally what you all think of that scope.

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I have Nikon, Bushnell, Zeiss and Trijicon plus some others. The Trijicon serves a particular purpose and it is worth the extra IMHO.....to me the quality of the glass is as good or maybe alittle better than some of the others, but now that is an opinion. I think you would like the Trijicon. It is mounted on my favorite deer gun.
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Originally posted by know1 know1 wrote:

Does the illumination wear out in time like the inserts on iron sights?  
 
Yes, the tritium will last 15-20 years or so before it stops glowing, however, it also uses ambient light through the fiber optics as another illumination source, which will work indefinitely.  You can send it back to Trijicon when the tritium lamp burns out, but unless you also hunt after dark, you may find that the fiber optics alone provides all the illumination you need for the hours you hunt.
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Tritium is a radioactive isotope of Hydrogen. It has a half-life of about 12.3 years. Tritium slowly decays into helium by releasing energy in the form of beta radiations (electrons). A half-life of 12.3 years means that tritium will be releasing 1/2 as much energy in 12.3 years as it is today. It will be releasing 1/4 as much energy in 24.6 years as it is today, and etc.

The beta particles (electrons) released by tritium can activate a phosphor, which produces a luminous glow for us to see. I don't think the reticle will stop glowing abruptly. One should observe a steady glow until the energy released by the tritium is no longer sufficient to activate all of the phosphor, at which point the brightness should begin to diminish slowly over time.   
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And by that time, I'll probably be dead anyway, so it won't concern me.Wink
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You can learn some pretty cool stuff hanging around here. thx Gunshow75
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