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Old August 15, 2012, 06:14 PM   #1
Blindjim
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Illuminated Scopes for Bad eyes 150 yds +/-.40SW carbine

Hello folks!!

I haven't had a scope since I was 13. it was not illuminated but it was illuminating.

I want to get an illuminated scope, but am not sure where I’ll be getting the best value, and I feel I’m going to need a green retical. Or red circle. A red dot likely won’t be much help to these eyes. I’m pretty sure it’s gotta be electronically lit up too.

Neither am I sure about what power (magnifycation) I’ll need as the numbers just confuse me. I don’t recall which is the magnifier, field, tube, lens dia. etc., so some one please shed some light on this subject for me?

I’m thinking $250 - $300… less if possible. Pre-owned is OK too.

Any ideas of what I should be looking for… or looking at? Buruss, Millet? Leatherwood? Aim Point? Nikon? Hasbro? Matell? Weaver? Hubbel?

I want to be able to cover my property and then some. 180ft does that.

I also want to be able to fend off intruders inside my home, and the occasional & outright annoying members of the undead.. as we all know, they require a direct insertion of a pill into their brains. . So accuracy speed, and low light operation is important.

What I want is likely way more $$$ but how close can I get for the funds in my budget?

Thanks a ton.
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Old August 16, 2012, 12:15 PM   #2
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A 3-9X40 scope has variable magnification from 3 to 9 times, and a 40 mm objective lens.
Generally:
For quick, short distance use, you want low magnification.
For aimed fire at longer distances in darker conditions, you want a larger objective.

A quick check at Natchez Shooters Supply turned up the following options.
Weaver 1.5-4.5X24 Classic Extreme Riflescope Ill. German #4 Reticle Matte
Weaver 2.5-10X50 Classic Extreme Riflescope Ill. German #4 Reticle Matte
Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield 30 European Riflescope 3P#4 LRS Electro-Dot Reticle Gloss
Burris Fullfield TAC30 1-4x24 Tactical Scope Illuminated Ballistic CQ 5.56 Reticle Matte

I haven't used any of these scopes, but I have used other Burris and Weaver models. Any of these scopes is likely to work very well, and will be a big change from iron sights.
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Old August 16, 2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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10-4! Thanks loads. natchez huh? Thought all they sold was ammo. Hmmm.

I'm currently using a Green Laser, and/or a 450 lumen LED.

I want to slip the laser onto the side rail, and puyt a lit scope in it's place.

At night, about my place there's scant little light. I can see the laser out to about 125-150ft. in deep darkness. Area lights dim the result and i"m good only to about 100ft.

I'd like to see further of course and use it for targets and if I ever get back into the brush.

I think the CX 4 in 40sw ought to be good to 200- 300ft. Surely up to 200ft. That's also why I don't want to get too deep $$$$ into this project. Illumination though is a MUST. 10x should be an improvement over the green light.

As much as I'd like to get a nice 7mm or 338, etc., I gotta be honest. It would just hang on some hooks on the wall... for damn ever, seeing little if any use.

Alternatively, I'm thinking too to get a 10/22 of one kind or another... and use it for targeting without spending a ton.

So I f I can get a scope that'll play well under 200 but out to 300 that's my ticket... and it needs to be somehow set onto a pick rail... I suppose.

Thanks for those models. I'll give 'em a look monyana
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