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#186751 - 11/22/17 08:59 PM Re: Low light hunting early and late [Re: REDHAWK1954]
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 Originally Posted By: REDHAWK1954
Rod, does your 7=30 have a break on it?


No it doesn't have a brake. The scope does have fairly forgiving eye relief tho, about 6" at 3x.
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#186770 - 11/23/17 08:44 AM Re: Low light hunting early and late [Re: s4s4u]
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Have you tried using the scope on the lowest setting?

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#186787 - 11/23/17 12:59 PM Re: Low light hunting early and late [Re: wvhitman]
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The only problem I have had with low light is when the sun rises or sets 5 or 7 o'clock from the direction the scope facing. For a few minutes the scope is washed out. Usually it is in the first or last light. Once the sun comes up a little bit more all is good. I don't have that problem if I am hunting and facing any other direction.

It happens on both Burris 2x7 or 3x12 scopes that I have

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#186789 - 11/23/17 05:51 PM Re: Low light hunting early and late [Re: AL Jeff]
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Could easily shoot this morning at 7:30 with scope or aimpoint. Well before the sun cleared the ridge. If its too dark to shoot they win that round,and I'm good with that.
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#186802 - 11/23/17 11:10 PM Re: Low light hunting early and late [Re: junebug]
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Seems like Zee mounted a Vortex Scout Scope on his CVA .243. Check with him ... it might be an option for you.
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#186856 - 11/26/17 10:01 AM Re: Low light hunting early and late [Re: PsTaN]
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RedHawk 1954 I had one of my older Burris 2.5-7 scopes die last year. Burris replaced it with a NEW 2-7 Plex. You can see through it in low light on 2X. It is much clearer than my older Burris scopes. The Duplex Reticle stands out well also in low light.

I have a couple of the 30mm MatchDot II sights that have a 2 MOA Dot Size option. In low light the 2 MOA Dot set on 1 on the Brightness Dial does not bloom bad. I can see through it in very low light, and also get on target.

My brother has the same 2-8 Weaver scope on a Contender barrel. I was checking it out a while back. Best that I remember the Reticle did not stand out very well in low light.

I have no experience with new Leupold pistol scopes, but I have no doubt they are very clear in low light.

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#186860 - 11/26/17 11:23 AM Re: Low light hunting early and late [Re: REDHAWK1954]
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The guys here have it covered, IMHO. Basically, scope quality is the most important, then use it on the lower powers. And pay attention to the scope lens sizing; theoretically the larger diameter the better the light transmission (again though, QUALITY).

I experienced the phenomenon of how scope power affects light transmission when sighting on my doe antelope a few weeks ago: I was using a Leupold 2.5X8 on my 6.5 JDJ Contender, and it was approx. 15 minutes after sunset. At 8 power it was too dark to see the crosshairs, so I turned it down to 5 or 6 and I was able to put a one shot kill bullet through her.

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