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There's much discussion here of how nice the Firefly reticles are, and I'm sure late in the evening or early in the morning it's nice to have a brighter reticle, BUT, I've been hunting for 45 years and have never had a situation where I could see an animal well enough to make a good shot that I couldn't see the crosshairs to make that shot.  Does anybody else think the lighted or Firefly reticles are just a gimmick, and something else to make a scope 1) cost more money 2) be more difficult to use 3) have more to go wrong?

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i like reticles with illuminators, but i dont like the firefly reticle. the firefly reticle, you have to shine a flash light into, to light it, the illuminated sights, you turn on when you need to make the shot.

 

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Definitely a marketing ploy to offer an advantage over other brands.  But most innovative ideas are attempts to "one up" the competition.  I think the Fire Fly gets used more around the camp fire being shown off than it probably does in the field.

 

I wish I had one when I shot this Jalapena...I mean Javelina.

 

picture was taken next morning

 

Little suckers are really hard to see and when its dark or close to dark your black crosshairs just disappear on them.

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