Originally Posted by CardiacColt68
Hawkguy, can you explain to me why you want a true 1x as opposed to a 1.5x or something similar? I assume it makes a difference on closer shots, but I am wondering how much difference, and what the actual sight picture on the scope looks like.
i can only give you my opinion here, and i will remind you again....i am FAR from an expert on the matter.
but if i am in the market for a 1X scope, the reason for having a 1X would be to use the sight as a quick acquisition "iron sights" that you can use with both eyes open. so i think how you want to use this 1X makes all the difference if you might want a true 1X vs a 1.5 or so.
many 1X scopes are very slightly
magnified, maybe 1.1 or so. imo, the more a 1X is magnified, the harder it is for ME to use the 1X as a makeshift irons sight. the more the image is magnified the more it confuses my vision and perception and makes it harder to follow targets in that 1X settings. so for me, a 1.25 or 1.5 makes it more difficult to use the 1X effectively. this is something i suppose you could probably get used to, but i don't like it. and considering everyone's vision is different, i may not bother other shooters to have that slight magnification. but it sure as hell bothers me.
also, some scopes with a near true 1X may not have great clarity (or have some blurriness), which imo can also inhibit "both eyes open" quick shooting. that's the reason i think it is important to look through any scope before buying it, if you can.
again, all my opinion. look through some scopes and see what you think. i'm sure there are many shooters that are not bothered at all by a 1.5 scope. likely just personal preference and depending greatly on what role you want your scope to fill.