I can think of a handful of reasons why a proffi or a hobby hunter might want a night scope, but I want to leave that 'til another day in another place... If you don't have a squillion bucks to hand is there a low-light scope out there for doing the job in seriousely crappy light conditions?
Apart from cost, there are two considerations: First, is it legal if you're not a policeman or a DHS agent? If you load up in Flroida or LA and climb out of your pickup in Burnet, TX are you going to be pounced on by the Sheriff if you're tricked out with a serious low-light optic? Second, will it be that much better than getting off your backside to pactice with your good American-made hunting scope?
It's an iPhone world, Baby. We've become visual animals, so a senario. We're on the Mississipi in the great state of Louisiana, we're deep in a wetland forest and the sun has dropped out. Sixty yards on a clearing there are three does and a good buck, but one ninety yards down the clearning plus ten yards into the trees is a B&C trophy buck. You reckon it's him, the one you've been wanting, but he's moving in and out of those trees and as you turn to me for confidence the light drops another darn click or two. Up comes your T/C Encore Win270 and through your scope it's hard to see if he's move back or if he's turned toward us. One shot, one quick kill, responsible hunting, clean work... But you can see, not really!
What should we have mounted on those Burris Signature rings? Back in lodge that night we don't want to waste hours and hours messing about of the net. We want a carefully thought out but quick answer... WHAT IS THE SCOPE FOR LOW LIGHT HUNTING?