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Rifle scope for color blind
« on: August 18, 2022, 08:23:35 PM »
My captain at the fire department asked me recently if I would be interested in getting his grandpas hunting rifle back to hunting shape for me. He needs a scope on it and he mentioned to me he is Color blind so he needs something there doesnít have black cross hairs. I need ideas for this one guys!! Is there anyone here that is color blind? What do you use??

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Re: Rifle scope for color blind
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2022, 09:04:57 PM »
Leupold Firedot, any scope with illuminated reticle.  I have never heard of color blindness causing the inability to see black.  Maybe something more like a German #4 reticle, I think, heavy post.

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Re: Rifle scope for color blind
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2022, 09:20:32 PM »
I'm super color blind and use a black reticle with absolutely no issue? I'm not sure how that would be an impairment? They say color blind folks can also pickup camouflages more easily out in the field.

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Re: Rifle scope for color blind
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2022, 09:45:09 PM »
I'm color blind and have always used a black crosshair. I have those color corrective glasses but I can't shoot with them or use them with binos but I see guys with glasses do it. They'd be terrible in low light situations though.

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Re: Rifle scope for color blind
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2022, 06:50:26 AM »
I have 2 Burris scopes......one is 3-9x40 and the other is 2-10x42. The clarity and brightness of the 2-10x42 is considerably better, so maybe go with 42mm or larger. And thicker crosshairs. His issue with black crosshairs might be a caused by a different vision issue. Take him to a large gun store/sporting goods store and have him look through some scopes before buying.

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Re: Rifle scope for color blind
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2022, 07:58:00 AM »
I think color blindness is different for everybody.

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Re: Rifle scope for color blind
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2022, 10:46:28 AM »
I think color blindness is different for everybody.

That's what they told me, and it's really hard to figure out exactly what everyone's seeing differently.

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Re: Rifle scope for color blind
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2022, 10:49:28 AM »
My captain at the fire department asked me recently if I would be interested in getting his grandpas hunting rifle back to hunting shape for me. He needs a scope on it and he mentioned to me he is Color blind so he needs something there doesnít have black cross hairs. I need ideas for this one guys!! Is there anyone here that is color blind? What do you use??
I'm red/green colorblind, and I don't know what your captain is talking about.  All of the reticles in my scopes are black and I can see them just fine.

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Re: Rifle scope for color blind
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2022, 11:52:06 AM »
Red / Green here ( although I can see red and green just fine , it's when they are on top of each other ie tracking  a wounded animal when I have troubles) Anyway i have no problem seeing a regular reticle
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Re: Rifle scope for color blind
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2022, 08:38:16 PM »
So I talked with him a little more and decided to go with something with thicker cross hairs. I went down to the local sporting goods store and went with a leupold vx3HD 3.5-10x40. Wow what a beautiful scope. I then decided to go with high scope mounts that will allow him to still use the iron sights if he ever decided to try that out. I think it turned out awesome. All he wants to do is shoot a deer with it next year in memory of his grandfather. I will be sighting it in Sunday morning so 🤞 it shoots good.

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Re: Rifle scope for color blind
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2022, 08:46:32 PM »
Leupold Firedot, any scope with illuminated reticle.  I have never heard of color blindness causing the inability to see black.  Maybe something more like a German #4 reticle, I think, heavy post.

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The illuminated dot contrast, works well with many types of eye issues.

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Re: Rifle scope for color blind
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2022, 07:49:43 AM »
Sounds like a good fix. Let us know how the rifle shoots.....and how the Captain did with the setup. On the subject of eye issues, I have a weird one of my own. When I look through a scope, the left horizontal crosshair angles downward. I thought that was a bit strange and maybe something off with the scope. Ignored it because I use the intersection of horizontal and vertical to actually aim, not at any other point along the horizontal line. Then I was in a gun store and looked through a scope.....same thing. Not my scopes.....something that my left eye is doing. Why.....no clue.

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Re: Rifle scope for color blind
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2022, 08:42:19 AM »
Get to an eye doctor quick!

 


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