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    Hi all you wise people...i need some advice please. The scope on my Condor is a Hawk Varmint 6-24x 44 SF .Problem is sometimes i have to use it at dusk or even in dark conditions and targets are sometimes just not clear enough for a shot. Shall i get a illuminated rectical scope or put something like a Lensor L7 on my scope to put some light on my target? Or do i do both? Max distance at night is not more than 75m.
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    I would say if not critical, light up the target.
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    Illuminated reticle is a very nice to have, I miss it on my current scope especially since it has very fine crosshairs. A laser collimator and illuminated reticle is what you need at 75m. With a powerful collimator you might get away without illuminated reticle.
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    Good question, probably both, depends what you are shooting. If it is dusk and not dark yet then the IR is great. If it is dark already, then probably both solutions are best.
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    Ok, nevermaaind, just saw what they cost nowadays
    http://www.iwarehouse.co.za/hunting/...er-designator
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    Will have to do a lot of night shooting to justify that money...
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    Maybe it had something to do with my scope being a cheapy one, but when I used the IR at dusk, or darker conditions, I couldn't see anything through the scope, I was just blinded by the glow of the reticle... the only time the IR helped was in bright sunny days shooting Gamo FT type targets when the target was in shadows and the black of the reticle was lost against the black of the target...
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    Ledlenser T7 has a replaceable back switch assembly. Can be swapped with pressel switch which can be located on the stock and activated by a press of a finger on your off hand. They also make a clamp, used for bicycles I think, which clamps the torch to a tube, I.e. your scope.

    Works a treat!
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    You need an IR with adjustable brightness otherwise it will flood the scope with light. My Viper works very well, so did my Leapers and my Redfield, but I never had much opportunity to use it.
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    Zartek torch 900 lumen, beam out to 480m (daylight!!)! http://www.zartek.co.za/ZA458%20Extreme.htm
    Works like a charm on my SS.....

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    So you spilled the beans before the HPFT shoot. Raymond dear fellow, not cricket old boy, tuh tuh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saxon View Post
    Zartek torch 900 lumen, beam out to 480m (daylight!!)! http://www.zartek.co.za/ZA458%20Extreme.htm
    Works like a charm on my SS.....

    Now that looks like pure business, love the torch mount, is it also from them?
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    An illuminated recticle is something a proctologist would use?

    Last edited by Bludlust; 25-02-15 at 17:33.
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    man my Btits is seker maar verroes...ek wil sien daar waar die son nie skyn nie...so daai sal seker ook werk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by androdupreez View Post
    man my Btits is seker maar verroes...ek wil sien daar waar die son nie skyn nie...so daai sal seker ook werk!
    LOL!!!
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