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Interesting....I was looking thru my new Weaver Grand Slam in the basement under very low light.  Darned if the reticle didn't light up a gold color like it was an illuminated reticle or a tritium reticle.  Very useful.  I have no idea how that works.  But it is as good as illuminated in my book.

 

Is this normal for the Grand Slams?  Or did the light behind me cause it?

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The light behind you caused this. It was reflecting off the backside of your reticle. You will not see this happen when out in the woods. I can't begin to tell you how many times I have seen people notice this when putting their hand over the objective while looking thru it in the store. The 1st thing they say is..... hey look at this illuminated reticle!! Too many times this can not be reasoned out with them. They think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Derek 



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Ambient light and a wire reticle, Bomb Guy.
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Thanks, guys

 

So I assume wire reticles are OK???

 

Guess so since Leupy uses them:

 

http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?fid=1&tid=2682

 

Understand they use them on MK4 also.  hmmmmm

 

Yep..wire reticles are inferior:

 

The USMC Scope has a wire MilDot Reticle. The reticle is made by Premiere Reticle Co. Frankly the best in the industry and the original maker for the USMC scopes. It is a fixed ten power, one inch steel main tube, 36mm objective and 32mm ocular lens. The BDC is unique in that it not only allows for the standard range adjustment, it also allows for fine changes to be made without disturbing the range settings. A sniper can quickly dial for any range to one thousand yards, in one hundred-yard increment, and then make fine adjustments of several minutes up, down, right or left. Since the path of a bullet is changed by atmospheric conditions, most BDCs are designed for quick, rough estimations and use an average ballistic trajectory curve for the round. The BDC of the USMC scope allows a sniper to have pinpoint precision under all conditions with the quickness of a BDC. This is truly the best of both worlds.



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Some scopes are wire, but laser etched reticles are considered superior by most.

 

Leupold uses both wire and laser etched, but I can't remember which ones are which.

The VH and B&C are laser etched, I believe. At least that's what the lady told me who answered the phone @ Leupold.

 

Zeiss Conquest uses laser etched.

 

The new USMC scope, the S&B PMII doesn't have a wire reticle does it? I think I read where Preimier's doing the reticles, but surely they are etched. Right?

Not telling, just asking.......  

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All I know is that the Weaver GS is a sweet scope and highly rated by Chris and also high on the T-Bone Scale. 
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