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High everyone over there - I'm passing through from the UK with a question I'd like some USA help on please. Big Smile
 
I use a Weaver K classic 6x40 with the Dual-X retical for overnight lamping here - which I gather you guys might not be able to do over there? I tried viewing rabbits without the lamp a few nights ago and was surprised to find I could see their black silhouettes on a tight mown level golf course at up to 100 yards away on a lighty clouded night. I'm wanting more of this but the centre section of the retical is a little too fine to see against the dark bunny image. I'd like something brighter than the apparent 15.1 twilight factor too: I'm almost 59 so my eyes arn't too good either.
 
 
The Weaver range is not well known in the UK so I can't get much feedback over here to compare it with other fixed mag scopes. I'd like to compare it with perhaps Zeis or Swarovoski but I don't know how to compare the retical thickness - I'm kinda word blind if I see a pile of stuff in a table. Embarrased.
 
The scope will be used on a Sako Quad with .22lr and hmr barrels - generally shooting within 100 yards range so a bold crosshair will not be the problem that it might be on a Centrefire. I'd like to stay close to a 40MM objective as there is already a barrel swapping height penalty but a 7x50 might be considered as long as it's fairly short: The barrel swap requires lifting the front of the barrel up before drawing it forwards. Low eye relief would help with mounting the scope fairly well back on the dovetail.
 
Could anyone with experience of fixed mag scopes steer me along a bit please? To recap here are factors I'm looking for in order of importance:
 
Bold non mildot retical centre
40MM ish objective
High twilight factor
Minimal length
Minimal eye relief
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http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x42-FX-3-Riflescope-P12756.aspx
I would go with the Leupold 6x42 FX3 however the IOR Valdada made in Romania or the Burris may also be worth a look they are all better than the Weaver and I doubt it is worth spending the money to go to Swarovski or Zeiss.  Most of us here hunting in low light would go with an illuminated reticle.
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Hey what a result - that Leupold with a heavy duplex ticks the right boxes in the right order thanks my friend. I'm off to try and find some reviews, anyone else got an opinion of them shout right out please guys.
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I don't have a heavy duplex in mine. But, the glass is certainly bright and I have used the standard plex at night with a light. No problems connecting with the vermin that raid my property.
It is also pretty good in very low light. It won't work in the dark, though. The heavy reticle is a good suggestion.
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Im using the heavy duplex FX3 6x42 currently and I think it is about as good as you can do without going to an illuminated reticle for low light.
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Having thought a bit longer on this, and mindfull that it will also be used for the HMR, not necessarily at night, and that at some point I might wish to fit it to my 17 REM I am now wondering if the Long Range Duplex might serve me better across a range of rifles.
 
I found a site earlier that had all four reticles on one page and I was able to click through them to campare. The LR Duplex was thinner than the heavy Duplex but heavier than the Duplex and the wide Duplex making it a 'medium' thickness one.
 
Would anyone know if the inner part of the LR Duplex is a thicker than the inner part of the Weaver Dual-X please?
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