Post your personal opinions/experience please.
That's a decision each person has to make. However I would counter that when hunting an animal that is primarily nocturnal as most mature bucks are, that first couple minutes of legal shooting light or those last few minutes can make the difference between getting that target buck and not. I'm not saying you can't kill big bucks without it, it just maximizes the shooting window inside the legal limits.Is it worth $1600 to see a deer? If you need to see one if its that dark, isnt it past lst?
Gotta agree...If it’s past legal shooting time I don’t shoot, regardless if I can see well enough to shoot, it’s called poaching... I don’t spend more than around 300-400 and can see after legal time anyway
I agree and I dont think anyone so far on this thread is talking about poaching. We're just talking about light transmission and quality and the fact that a scope can see at dark is just impressive in my book as it shows how well it performs.If it’s past legal shooting time I don’t shoot, regardless if I can see well enough to shoot, it’s called poaching... I don’t spend more than around 300-400 and can see after legal time anyway
Nope. I didn't say I knew them, just that they were not specifically "talking" about poaching in the thread above. If someone wants to poach, there are easier and cheaper methods than buying the high quality scopes everyone is recommending.Do you know everybody on this forum?
It was $1980......tough pill to swallow but the performance the last couple of weeks in the pine thickets I have been hunting has made it worth every penny.How much are those?
It's still legal shooting time when I have to set my rifle down, lest I kill a spike or button buck mistaken for a doe or I shoot a substandard antlered deer, since I use a cheapie scope. However, my wife's Zeiss Conquest? She's still in the game. [I didn't upgrade because I got a bow instead; she got Zeiss.]Is it worth $1600 to see a deer? If you need to see one if its that dark, isnt it past lst?