Originally Posted by CamoToe1
What are the advantages/disadvantages of a scope with a tube sized objective? I always assumed they would let less light through and therefore not be optimal in low light situations.
Not as much magnification first of all and I dont REALLY need anything over 4X for 3 gun . This one has 95% light transmission instead of the average 91-92% which means in low light every thing is going to appear a bit brighter than the average scope
Lower magnification means you can keep both eyes open to shoot which in turn means getting on your target faster .
Its all about what your looking for in a scope , all those knobs , gadgets and do dads just dont do it for me I suppose I could have bought the M-223 with the mil knobs and BDC reticle but honestly its just about the same scope minus the mil style knobs and for the distance I will be shooting, were talking about 5.8 " of difference from 0-300 yards with a 25 yard zero . easy enough to hit life size steel targets with using one simple fine lined reticle .
Some of the Cons would be lower power ,but this one should still be fine out to 300 yards
No mil dots or BDC reticle
No fancy knobs, no illumination