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Hi,
I'm a hunter from Croatia and i'm new here. I saw many of you guys use PSt's. I'm looking at 6-24x50 sfp. I have a question for you. Hunting here in Croatia, mostly wild boar, is stalking and shooting during the night. only light source is the moon. We arent allowed to use nightvision so good scope with illumination is needed, but here is my concern. How dimmable is the illumination? Will i still be able to see the animal or will the reticle "blind" me with to much light? Has anyone of you used it in low light/night situations?
Regards Radovan
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My method of hunting boars is the same as yours. I've looked through a Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10 under the full moon, and I didn't care for the reticle. The brightness of the illumination wasn't the problem. The "crosshairs" being illuminated was. I prefer that just a tiny dot in the center be the only illumination. Take a good look at the Trijicon Accupoint. They are about perfect for what your wanting to do. They don't need batteries either which is another plus. I would also urge you not to get a scope with that much magnification. I don't know what kind of areas your hunting, but long range shots at night are the exception, rather than the rule. I use these two scopes:

http://swfa.com/Trijicon-25-10x56-Accu-Point-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P12880.aspx

http://swfa.com/Trijicon-3-9x40-Accu-Point-Rifle-Scope-P12873.aspx

The Leupold VX-R is pretty good also. I have this one on my .45-70

http://swfa.com/Leupold-2-7x33-VX-R-30mm-Riflescope-P48034.aspx




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tnx for answer.
well, I'm also into fox shooting... that is why I want more magnification. This is only stalking and high seat rifle i have others for driven hunts. And don't know where you live but here moon isn't that bright  :D With brightest of moons you only see siluets, and sometimes thats not good enough when background is dark. Sure illuminated dot is better but none of the scopes who got my eye on it hasn't got one :(
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The Viper PST has an excellent illumination system.  I have the 4-16X50, and there are several night compatible settings.  In fact, the brightest settings are just barely daylight visible.
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I love my VXR 1.25-4 under the conditions described

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TEJAS,
Love the boar pic. He almost looks like he is laughing. But, I think that's hard to do with no heartbeat. :)
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Heartbeat comes even when small 60 pounds appear ! :) tnx for answers. well eagle, i know  that vx-r is good scope but with objective of 24mm and max magnification isn't the right long range night scope! :) German friend told me about the scope and i think im going to get 4-16 :)
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