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Lighted/Illuminated Reticles

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I am going to be purchasing a Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40mm soon. The question I have is what everybody thinks about lighted reticles. Are they worth the extra money? Just some background:

1. The rifle I will be mounting this on is going to be a .223 or the new .204 Ruger.
2. I probably won't be shooting beyond 300m anytime soon.
3. Most shooting will be in the early morning or evening time.

All thoughts and opinions are welcome :D

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Its always a good thing to have....low light conditions....dark targets on dark backrounds make it near impossible to see your crossairs or mill dots.
Low light is one part of the equation, the dark backgrounds will make you crazy, even in good light. Light it up!
I love them on my scope I wouldnt change back if i could because with most top end scopes you will still be able to see thew the scope but wont be able to find ur crosshairs. lata
The only real downsides are added complexity, and another thing to break in the field. (or foget batteries for). But, even if it breaks are your batteries die, the standard crosshairs still work fine, so you are not out of commission. I personally am waiting for someone to figure out how to do it without the tumor looking appendage sticking out that houses the battery.

Would it be possible to use Tritium to do this? I don't know what it is that makes Tritium light up or how crosshairs are made in the scope. Just a dumb question. I know my Tritium sights on my pistol light up well.
Mel - US Optics has moved its tumor - battery pack - to be in line with and either behind or in front of the elevation or the windage knob. From the shooter's perspective, it looks like any ohger scope instead of a cactus.
on my night force it is inside of the side focus knob u just pull it out a hair and it lights up cuz i dont care for the ones on the end of the scope either

tritium is a radio active substance that glows all by itself, it's what lit the SUIT Trilux scopes used on the L1A1 SLR.......they even have a little black and yellow radiation symbol on the sight.
The tritium would glow for about 12 years.
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