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My Dad is starting to have some issues seeing with his vintage (15+ year old) 3x9 Nikon. Field of View, Eye Relief, and possibly exit pupil are all probable causes.

I was looking to get him something a little easier for him to get his eye aligned with the scope. I've got it narrowed down to a:

Burris 1.5-6x40 Signature Select

or
Burris 1.75-5x32 Signature Safari

All things being equal the 1.75-5x32 should be slightly easier to acquire a target. Will he notice a significant difference in low light performance between the 40mm and 32mm objective? 
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significant i dont think so but  at highest power you may notice a little less perfomance with the safari but i dont think unless your really looking for it you or he would notice under 6x  especially
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Is he have this problem with other scopes too?  If he has not had his eyes checked in awhile, that may be in order too.  Dad had problems seeing at night and did not notice it for a while... 
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The 1.5-6x40 Signature Select weighs considerably more.   (The actual weight of one I tried was just over 17 ounces.)  However, it is a much brighter and clearer scope than the Signature Safari.  It also has a much larger field of view, and a particularly good reticle.

 

If it weren't so heavy, the Signature Select 1.5-6x40 would be my favorite scope for most hunting situations in the eastern U.S. or for hunting big game.  That said, there is nothing wrong with the Signature Safari. 

 

 

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The new Nikon Monarch scopes have about 4 inches of eye relief and good glass

http://www.swfa.com/c-218-nikon-monarch-ucc-riflescopes.aspx

 

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I would go with the
Burris 1.5-6x40 Signature Select.

I am a fan of exit pupil size when it comes to folks who are having trouble with scopes.


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Originally posted by silver silver wrote:

Is he have this problem with other scopes too?  If he has not had his eyes checked in awhile, that may be in order too.  Dad had problems seeing at night and did not notice it for a while... 

I agree, I would have him get his eyes checked before buying another scope. 

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Originally posted by Longhunter Longhunter wrote:

The 1.5-6x40 Signature Select weighs considerably more.   (The actual weight of one I tried was just over 17 ounces.)  However, it is a much brighter and clearer scope than the Signature Safari.  It also has a much larger field of view, and a particularly good reticle.

 

If it weren't so heavy, the Signature Select 1.5-6x40 would be my favorite scope for most hunting situations in the eastern U.S. or for hunting big game.  That said, there is nothing wrong with the Signature Safari. 

 

 

if thats the case then the extra weight may explain the better performance, heavier scope has better glass which usually means better view in all aspects

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