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#3209089 - 08/02/19 12:02 PM illuminated reticle for bear
MISportsman Offline
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Registered: 04/19/19
Posts: 30
Loc: Michigan
I'm setting up a dedicated bear rifle for the scope I'm looking into either the leupold vx-3i.or vx-r. Is the illuminated reticle really worth the extra $100?

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#3209164 - 08/03/19 08:54 PM Re: illuminated reticle for bear [Re: MISportsman]
SlickerThanSnot Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 5205
Loc: stuck in a fence
that would be totally up to the guy paying for it and using it.

so you going to get it?

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#3209192 - 08/04/19 02:11 PM Re: illuminated reticle for bear [Re: MISportsman]
Gman757 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 1588
Loc: FL
Originally Posted By: MISportsman
I'm setting up a dedicated bear rifle for the scope I'm looking into either the leupold vx-3i.or vx-r. Is the illuminated reticle really worth the extra $100?


I have a 2-7x33 vx-R with the Firedot reticle and I say it's worth every penny. It's very adjustable so there is no "flaring" and it's great for low light or shooting at a dark background target.......like a bear.

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#3209208 - 08/04/19 05:36 PM Re: illuminated reticle for bear [Re: Gman757]
MISportsman Offline
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Registered: 04/19/19
Posts: 30
Loc: Michigan
That's the exact one I was looking at

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#3209219 - 08/04/19 08:29 PM Re: illuminated reticle for bear [Re: MISportsman]
REID2168 Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 805
Loc: Indiana
I have a VX6 Firedot.... model being irrelevant IMO u want the Firedot for the exact reasons he said especially a low light situation with a dark animal....bears I would def want DRT if I could ILO mad...…...Good Luck!!!!! thumbup1

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#3209604 - 08/09/19 04:00 PM Re: illuminated reticle for bear [Re: MISportsman]
6mm06 Online
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8022
Loc: USA

A friend borrowed a rifle from me to take bear hunting in Maine. My scope was a Leupold with standard reticle. Once he arrived and began hunting, he quickly realized the black reticle against a black bear in low light doesn’t work very well. Guide told him the same thing, so yes - an illuminated reticle for a dedicated bear outfit is worth the difference.

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#3209678 - 08/10/19 10:34 AM Re: illuminated reticle for bear [Re: MISportsman]
Scrumbag Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/04/19
Posts: 111
Loc: UK
I don't have any scopes without an illuminated ret...

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#3222289 - 12/11/19 11:55 PM Re: illuminated reticle for bear [Re: MISportsman]
Treerat-sniper Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/19/18
Posts: 116
Loc: Iowa
I have a VXR hog scope, the illuminated recticle is pretty sweet. I would buy another in a heartbeat.
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#3231180 - 02/01/20 05:47 PM Re: illuminated reticle for bear [Re: Treerat-sniper]
jcs271 Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 1415
Loc: Montana Territory
Lots of posts on this very topic. Bottom line, buy that VXR 2-7 and never look back!
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