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Since i've turned 40, my eyes are very sensitive to light, backgrounds, etc.

I was at the range this morning and my reticle turned a silverish/goldish color on every scope I looked through.


Anyone else experience this before ? If so, resolution?

PS: It was cloudy, my eyes got tired so I left after an hour. The scopes where Nikon Monarch and Trijicon Accupoint 3-9x40



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Did you have light entering the ocular and possibly reflecting off the reticle wires?
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Were you wearing sunglasses or any type of tinted safety glasses?
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Yes, yellow but never had this happen before.

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I've had this happen with my NIKON Monarch, but never with a Zeiss Conquest. I'm thinking etched reticles are less likely to have this problem.
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Several years ago while focusing my binoculars I noticed that the color through one barrel was better than the other - more vivid where as the other was flat.  So I flipped the binos over thinking the effect would move.  Surprise!  It didn't. 

So I discovered that I have better color resolution through one eye than the other - at least I did that day.  I haven't checked since. 

I am 34 now, so then I would have been 30ish.  Just had the eyes checked too and the doc said all is well, not perfect vision but one step better than before.  I don't wear glasses as my vision is off, but not enough so to warrant them. 

So, it is quite possible it is just your eyes aging and you happened to notice it.  Or not.  Just throwing my experience out there.

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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Did you have light entering the ocular and possibly reflecting off the reticle wires?

This is what was happening, the light was simply being reflected from your face.  Next time, cup your hands to form a "tube" between your eye and the ocular of the scope and you'll see the reticle turns black again.  It tends to happen the most when you're shooting toward the sun (west in the evening, etc) and your face is "lit up."

It's quite common for wire reticles but can happen with etched reticles as well--it seems to depend upon the construction of the reticle itself.  For example, IOR etched reticles (SFP) do it quite a bit while Conquest reticles seem nearly immune.

FFP scopes almost always seem to be virtually immune to it.
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Had my eyes checked and my eyes are in good shape for my age. Doc said, because i spend a lot of time reading books, computers, etc......my eyes are probably just tired and need to be rested.

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