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i am looking to put about  $ 375.00 max into a great hunting scope in low light and also a easily  reticle to see .whats some good ones/
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I would probably do one of two things:

-extend you range a little bit ad get a Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x50 with Firefly reticle
-forget about the whole 50mm thing (it is not all that critical) and get a Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x40 with Firefly reticle

Vortex Viper 3.5-10x50 is a very nice scope, but the available reticles are a bit thin.  In fact, most scopes in you price range have reticles that are, in my opinion, too thin for low light use.  One possible exception is Leupold VX-II line which has a 3-9x50 scope with a thick duplex reticle.  The problem is that I had more problems with VX-II scopes than with all other Leupold scopes put together.  Coupled with rather emdiocre optics, I generally do not recommend VX-II scopes.

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 Here's the only other one I could think of besides the options koshkin mentioned:
 
 
  I've got two GS's. A 4.75x40 on a .30-06 Handi-rifle and a 3-10x40 on a .270 Mod70 FWT. Both are very nice scopes but are a bit short on eye relief although I've never had a problem.. You didn't mention what rifle/cartridge combo you'd be using so I thought I'd give you a heads up.
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I probably would not buy a Grand Slam for low light, since the reticle is kinda thin.  It is a good scope otherwise.

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Actually, mine was pretty good in low-light.  Not as good as my Kahles CL, but better than the Buckmaster, Redfield Golden 5 Star level I had..... much better!  For what he wants to spend,  it wouldn't be a bad choice.  If he decides to step up, the Conquest's reticle would be a big improvement!
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http://www.swfa.com/pc-6833-224-nikon-3-9x50-prostaff-riflescope.aspx
 
This is a great scope for your needs.I have used one on a 30-06 this hunting season and it was way better than I thought it would be at dusk and dawn.I was able to see 300 yards way after legal shooting light.
 
 
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Sightron Big Sky 3-9x42 happens to be a great low light hunting scope.
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50$ rebate on the big sky
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hunter ,what would be a good  hunting reticle with that scope/ are they as good as the monarch scopes by nikon/
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amk,i am liking that rebate.i am having a hard time  deciding  between the two \monarch or big sky for hunting/i  need a good reticle  to see  at dark for one of them.
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