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Hey all,
 
I am thinking of picking up an illuminated reticle big game scope.  Looking at the Trij 1.24-4 with the German #4 or the Leupy VX-III Ill German 4.  Any thoughts/suggestions/experience with them?  Rifle caliber will be 375/458
 
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I like the Trijicon.....
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I had a Leupold 3.5-10 with an illuminated German #4.  I found the dot (the only part illuminated) to be too small.
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Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

I like the Trijicon.....


Cyborg, gotta do something about your light saber!!  Roll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Cyborg, gotta do something about your light saber!!  Roll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing
 
I think that's a metaphor for another entirely different problem, only on a much smaller scale.
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Laugh it up FURBALL!!!!! You hang out with Ed all day and see if yours does any better....Wink
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Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

Laugh it up FURBALL!!!!! You hang out with Ed all day and see if yours does any better....Wink
 
Is Ed to draning for you?
 
Trijicon all the way
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

Laugh it up FURBALL!!!!! You hang out with Ed all day and see if yours does any better....Wink
 
Is Ed to draning for you?
 
Trijicon all the way
I'm trying to find a way to answer this and still also remain on topic.......Thinking
This is a comparison of two different ideas, Trijicon good value for price index (Not getting screwed) wallet is thicker buy dinners and Well you get the point. Leupold would then be Ed and in that instance yes he is too draining for me.
 
Leupold is a solid performer that is a mainstay and for those who enjoy spending more for reputation and namesake a good value. That means for us a topic of conversation and debate and well picking. Leupold would then be Ed again, but the answer would be NO.
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i too would take the trijicon, only issue i have with there scopes is the fact that at some point in time the tritium will burn out, but glass wise i like the trijicon
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Thanks guys!  I appreciate your suggestions.
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I just bought a Trijicon 1.25-4X24 with the standard amber BAC triangle reticle, and so far, I really like it, though I haven't mounted it on a rifle yet.  It is optically quite nice, and the reticle is very fast. 
 
As has been mentioned here several times, I don't understand why they decided to incorporate the slight objective bell, which can limit mounting length.  If they wanted a 24mm objective, they should have used a straight 30mm tube, or they could have gone with a 20mm objective and used a straight 1" tube.  Nevertheless, since I'll be mounting it on a rimfire, mounting length won't be a problem for me.  The only other negative I see to it right now is I don't like the prominent "Contains tritium.  The purchaser is exempt from any regulatory responsibility" message they decided to permanently print on the objective bell.  I think that label is an eye sore, detracting from the appearance of the scope, and in general, I hate permanent warning labels on products.  I don't understand why they couldn't have used a removable decal instead.
 
Otherwise, I think this is a great little scope!  I'll know more about how it stacks up to other scopes once I get it mounted and do some comparisons, but so far, it looks to be comparable to the Zeiss Conquest, Nikon Monarch, Elite 4200 class of scopes optically, which is to say, very nice.  The reticle is what's really great about this scope, though!  Very unique and innovative!
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I have the Trijicon 3x9 aimpoint IMHO it has been one of my better buys. Strictly used for Deer and Elk Hunting. Last Year killed a nice deer 175 yards at the very possible last light.
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I have always wanted to test drive a Trijicon....hint --hint Chris....


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Originally posted by timber timber wrote:

I had a Leupold 3.5-10 with an illuminated German #4.  I found the dot (the only part illuminated) to be too small.

How big was it?
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

I just bought a Trijicon 1.25-4X24 with the standard amber BAC triangle reticle, and so far, I really like it, though I haven't mounted it on a rifle yet.  It is optically quite nice, and the reticle is very fast. 
 
As has been mentioned here several times, I don't understand why they decided to incorporate the slight objective bell, which can limit mounting length.  If they wanted a 24mm objective, they should have used a straight 30mm tube, or they could have gone with a 20mm objective and used a straight 1" tube.  Nevertheless, since I'll be mounting it on a rimfire, mounting length won't be a problem for me.  The only other negative I see to it right now is I don't like the prominent "Contains tritium.  The purchaser is exempt from any regulatory responsibility" message they decided to permanently print on the objective bell.  I think that label is an eye sore, detracting from the appearance of the scope, and in general, I hate permanent warning labels on products.  I don't understand why they couldn't have used a removable decal instead.
 
Otherwise, I think this is a great little scope!  I'll know more about how it stacks up to other scopes once I get it mounted and do some comparisons, but so far, it looks to be comparable to the Zeiss Conquest, Nikon Monarch, Elite 4200 class of scopes optically, which is to say, very nice.  The reticle is what's really great about this scope, though!  Very unique and innovative!
...........................The lower powered Trijeeee was originally the 1st choice for my 375 Ruger! Unless using very ugly offsetting rings, there is not enough mounting tube length. That stupid and worthless (on that scope), obj. bell.............One tech I talked to at Trijicon agreed.
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....they must have hired a bunch of former Burris designers..................
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

....they must have hired a bunch of former Burris designers..................


Isn't that the truth, and I like Burris!Excellent
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Excuse me, but are you *****'* cousin or something?   

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I happen to own several Burris scopes including three FF's and three Signatures. The 1.5-6 Signature I used to have had wonderful glass for the money and mechanically was just fine. The turret position was some of the absolute worst I have ever experienced.
My 6-24 Signature had the Light Collector fail. Again the optics are great on this scope but this has been the only mechanical problem I have had in over twenty years of owning various Burris models.
Burris obviously has listened to customer input because many of these designs have changed. Burris advertised the new turret positioning a few years back because of these complaints.
I most certainly know the difference between the Burris and Tasco scopes I have used.



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Ed,
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