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Ok, I took the plunge and got a new scope, to avoid any favoritism, I'd like to leave the brand off. Anyway, I'm having an issue when looking through the scope, when I look at dark backgrounds, the reticle seems to vanish, or appears so thin I can not accurately make it out. It is not mounted so this I'm sure has an impact, but wanted some input before returning.   Having never read any negative comments on the scope, it not only has me questioning my vision but my sanity...
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the brand may be the issue
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From your description, it sounds like the scope will likely not be what you desire (assuming low light usage is important). The reticle configuration, glass quality and coatings, FFP vs. SFP, power range and objective size and subsequent exit pupil values, etc. all are relevant. While remaining within your budget limits, get the best glass you can afford. Perhaps an illuminated reticle or a Trijicon Accupoint may be in order. Only you can decide. The bottom line is get what works...in your situation. Good luck. 
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It's a Swarovski z3. 3-10x42. 4A reticle
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Clarity is awesome, eye relief is great, very bright, just reticle seems so thin, against dark backgrounds it fades in to the point of vanishing...
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Had same issues in brush, wooded areas, etc......I bought a Trijicon accupoint and the issue has been resolved

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The Swaro 4A is super thin.  It is not a reticle for low light shooting.  The BRH is better.
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Perhaps you may wish to inquire (with the good folks at S.O.N.A.) about a reticle change.
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HMMM I dont seem to have that problem with mine.  Does it look like this?
Trijicon 2.5-10x56 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Mil-Dot Crosshair w/ Green Dot Trijicon 2.5-10x56 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR222G
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot Crosshair w/ Green Dot
  • 30mm
$870.95
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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Perhaps you may wish to inquire (with the good folks at S.O.N.A.) about a reticle change.
 
If its new unmounted you may be able to exchange it provided  you got it somewhere that has good customer service like SWFA.com
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