Hunter FT scopes
About a year ago, someone asked what scopes Hunter FT shooters were liking. I am looking for a scope for Hunter FT, and would like to hear a 2019 update for those of you shooting Hunter FT. A year ago, among other scopes, several that were mentioned were the Aztec Emerald 5.5-25x50, the Hawke Sidewinder 6-24x50 and the Hawke Airmax because of its reticle. I am not wanting to spend $1500 for a scope. Clarity, ranging ability, reticle and illumination would be key. Our FT range is in the woods, and some lanes get pretty dark. Any comments and insight is appreciated.
Can't help given your criteria but you can rule out the Aztec, at least the model I have. NO IR. although I think I read something about a new IR model somewhere recently. Honestly, while it was different scopes, I've never had a problem with a non-IR scope on a dark lane except when I tried a SWFA with a really thin reticle.
shot my Aztec SSF 5.5-25 today in a FT match, likely dropped at minimum 4 shots today due to simply having retical disappear into the target face & background.
Having NO illumination with such a fine cross hair and dark shadowed or weirdly lit surroundings made is NOT the scope to use at 16X in HFT
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