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    Reticule illumination

    Who actually uses this function? I find that by the time it is too dark to see the fine crosshairs it is almost too dark to see the deer anyway

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    It's a gimmick I think, the battery always goes flat! Waste of space in my experience, good for target shootin
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    I use it sometimes when spotlighting. Wallabies. But even then not all that much I think I mite of paid extra for something I didn't really need But no worries got it now if I do need it

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    As a both eyes open shooter with scopes I find it very useful as it speeds up my aiming process.
    I don't feel it's really a needed feature though, more of a nice to have,unless it's a scope with a 1x level and then I think your shirt changing yourself if you don't have illumination.
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    It's good with the Pm2 with thin FFP reticle when stalking at first or last light.

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    Put me in the gimmic pile.

    Altho.....If you had an extreamly fine crosshair intersection like for target work but used it for hunting for some reason then I think it may be usfull to have a small center dot just barely iluminated.

    I use sensible hunting reticules and have never struggled to see it(the cross hair) only the target and I have done a lot of night shooting.

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    An illuminated rectum would be of more use
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Yeah I use it a bit on my Nightforce scopes spotlighting on a mates farm and first and last light and in big native bush on dark overcast day when its hard to see the cross-hairs. The digilum on my 2.5-10x42 NXS compact is by far the best I have used (more readily adjustable compared to the standard NXS) also switchable to red and green. The other illumination scopes I have used is Leupolds VX-R and Aimpoint.

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    You also get what you pay for with illumination.
    Compare a the illumination in a PMII to say a PST and they are poles apart in function and useability.

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    the only scopes I've seen worth a damn with some form of illumination are the high end ones. The Swaro and the Trijicon are brilliant with their illuminated spot for low light conditions. I've shot both and the trijicon for wallabies is brilliant. The Swaro was for foxing in the UK, and sweet too.

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    Got centre dot on my kahles love it quick aiming with or without light good on moonlight haters will hate but get the thumbs up from me

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    I have used a 1.5-4.5 weaver classic extreme with small red dot. Really good first and last light, also found it good for getting on target quick and on running deer, easier to apply lead for me. Essential no but good to have...yep. Great on black deer in dark bush on gloomy days and as that is hunting 3 months of the year hunting fallow over winter and chuck in some gloomy summer days and steep sided shady gullies where the little deer like to be I would recommend

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    I love red dot scopes for quick acquisition but want adjustable magnification for some practicality, hopefully my illuminated scope that's coming will satisfy me.

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    Brilliant with a 1xscope as you can use it like a red dot, and good in dark bush and while spotlighting. Shit in cheap scopes and not worth the button cells. Funny enough the illumination on my cheap Leppers scope (on my PCP FX air rifle) is not that bad especially when spot lighting.

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    I have 4 leupold vxr scopes on my 4 rifles. I routinely kill game at dusk as my local game laws allow for killing 30 mins before sunrise and sunset. I also am 65 to. And have visual issues.....I like the fire dot. ...,day or night.....
    Piece of advice...,don't f@#% with an old guy.
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