GUN Black Gun Madness

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  1. one66stang

    one66stang Haters.com

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  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    love the life size pictures on a 56k server
     
  3. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    i dont like that rectile.
     
  4. one66stang

    one66stang Haters.com

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    pics fixed

    its a bad picture. it looks pretty good in person
     
  5. Lightsped

    Lightsped Glockaholic

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    Nice 700! Just curious, but is your bipod on backwards?? Legs should fold forward so as to aid with steadiness during the recoil....
     
  6. 993kgt

    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    why do people like illuminated reticles? whats the point?
     
  7. Hooch

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    The only time an illuminated recticle comes into play in an optic is thermal or NV. Although I can see a point to one for low light situations, but an NV optic with IR off would suffice but it won't pick up red anyway.
     
  8. vwpilot

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    The biggest advantage for an illuminated reticle is in fairly low light when you have a DARK target. If you have the black reticle on a black surface, it doesnt show up too well for any kind of precision placement. Being able to kick in just a bit of light on the reticle will make it stand out against the dark background.

    For a tactical situation, if not using NV (maybe its evening or even daylight but the target is in shadows or a dark area) if the target is wearing black and the shooter is going for a precision shot, having the illumination allows for a more precise placement of the crosshairs, rather than just having them on the target in general.

    For hunting, a low light situation in the morning or evening on something like a black bear or other dark animal in the shadows, the crosshairs can get lost in the dark target. Again, some slight illumination helps.

    They arent supposed to be used all the time or at really bright levels. They are supposed to be just bright enough to pick out the reticle easier. So they do have their legit purpose.

    Personally, I've never used mine, but maybe some day when the zombies come at night I'll need to. :big grin:
     
  9. 993kgt

    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    i skipped to the end to confirm my suspicions, you were regurgitating what can be found on google, they are useless
     
  10. Hooch

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    Exactly, even if it was NV compatable, it would slam your NVG's when fired.
     
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    I can attest that shooting in low light with plain crosshairs sucks.
     
  12. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    I'm pretty sure that bi pod is on backwards also. :o
     
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    nice 700....that's exactly what I'm wanting to pick up
     
  14. ShackleMeNot

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    I disagree. Shooting during transitional lighting times (dawn and dusk) with a black reticle can make it nearly impossible to see your cross hairs. You can still identify the target (maybe just in silhouette) but you can't get a precise aim point.

    This not only applies to illuminated magnified optics but also red dot and holographic sights. They will remain useful much longer in diminishing light conditions than iron sights.
     
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    I had an illuminated reticle on my simmons and when i went to get a new scope for the 700P LTR, I didn't worry about getting it. Just one more thing to break or lose seal on. Considering I didn't use it all that much, it wasn't much of a loss. Now I don't have to worry about the rheostat catching on things.
     
  16. one66stang

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    It`s on backwards. My first one. I guess I would have figured it out the first shot.


    I hunt hogs at night. So I`m hoping the Illum ret helps with that. That and the scope was to good a deal to pass on.
     

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