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    SWARO Z6 5-30X50 (i) illuminated rifle scope

    I spent a couple of hours talking with a buddy about the Z6 (i) earlier tonight. 5-30x50
    I am planning on trying to lay hands on one Wed at Cabelas.

    I was wondering if anyone has one and wouldn't mind sharing some quick opinion.

    In regard to the lighted reticle with day night switch, I told him that I would steer clear and go without based on potential legality.

    Any thoughts or opinions?
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    So it is obvious that no one has sprung for one of these babies. At $3500 can't say as I blame anyone.

    So let me ask another way.
    Does anyone have any insight to a LIGHTED Reticle?
    Specifically legality in western states.

    I say steer clear but the folks at one of the big box hunting stores seemed to think it was legal.
    I'm not so sure.

    http://www.swarovskioptik.com/huntin...ZWajaWLFgJJA==
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    Here is how NV feels about the subject:

    The Commission hereby establishes the following exception
    to paragraph (f) of subsection 1 of NRS 503.150. Except as
    otherwise provided by paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NAC
    503.142, a sight attached to a firearm or longbow that is used
    to hunt a game mammal or game bird, or a sight attached to
    a crossbow that is used to hunt a big game mammal, may be
    illuminated or powered by:
    1. A battery contained within the sight;
    2. Light-gathering fiber optics;
    3. A radioactive isotope such as tritium; or
    4. Iridescent or fluorescent paint.
    It is unlawful for a person to hunt a big game mammal, a game
    mammal or a game bird with a weapon that is equipped with a
    sight that is capable of casting or projecting a beam of light that
    is visible to the unaided human eye from the sight to the animal.

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    Can you still use it without the battery? I would not want 1 because I wouldnt want to have to rely on anything electronic in my scope and if you cant see in a non illuminated scope its past legal shooting hours anyways.
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    I have a Vortex rifle scope with lighted reticals. To be honest I don't know when I would really need it. Even at low morning or evening light I doubt I would turn it on. Mine has the normal black reticals that aren't illuminated so if the battery dies it still has the black reticals.
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    I have used the lighted reticle, but not when I would have required it to make the shot. It was late in legal shooting hours on a cloudy evening, but I could still make out the crosshairs in the Leupold VX-R scope before using the light. That said, I appreciated the red dot in that scope once we used it, and consider it a worthwhile addition to a scope. I have Leica binos with the new prisms that are significantly better in low light than anything I have used before. I want a scope that will stretch the legal limits to their max also. I am not filming anything and want to use every minute of available light. Right now my scope is the weak link. Mature animals in my area move on the very fringes of legal shooting light, and I want to be capable until the very end. I always prefer to get close but I know what my horizontal crosshair and windage hash marks signify. Most people turn their guns in to the law when asked to.

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    My hunting partner has decided to pass on the (i) lighted reticle version (saving 1K).
    He still plans on getting the scope though.
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