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Old 04-01-2017, 10:13 AM
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Sounds great! I own several Leupold scopes with Heavy Duplex reticles. Some I bought with that reticle and some I had installed by Leupold on older scopes. I'm also a big fan of their #4 reticle and have had several of them installed by leupold as well.

For my eyes, in low light tests I've done, the HD and #4 reticles make a VXI better in low light than a VXII with the standard duplex.

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Thanks, Tnhunter. This is the third Leupold scope with their Heavy Duplex, that I own. I have one on my Muzzle Loader, one on my Ruger 77/.44 Magnum, and now one on my Ruger M-77 Hawkeye Compact Magnum .308 rifle.
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Old 04-02-2017, 02:40 PM
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Sixteen years ago my right eye started watering and seemed to have something hung up in it. No big deal until I was driving on a back road one night and was meeting a truck with bright lights on. I flashed the high beams at him and suddenly somebody BEHIND the approaching truck pulled out to pass!! I hit the ditch without damage, but realize immediately there was just ONE truck. My vision had doubled.
Walmart told me I had a cataract, VA told me it would be a three year wait for an appointment, longer for surgery so I posted a message on an internet discussion group like this one that I'd trade gun work for eye surgery. It was bad enough I couldn't shoot and didn't dare drive at night.

Cataract surgery is THE surgery to have if you have to have something done. Quite literally, the only discomfort is the first eye drop that stings like slightly salty water. There is NO other discomfort and certainly no pain. It was downright fascinating to me to 'watch' the instrument clean out my eye and slip another lens in.

The day after surgery, I played golf with a friend and finally made him mad by pointing out things he couldn't see. Colors are brighter, edges are sharper and the only drawback is having to wear cheaters to read or do close work.
Another case like a new knee/hip. If you need it find a good doc and dont wait for something to happen. It will only get worse as will your overall health..

Most of those around here usually dont need glasses post surgery.yea, maybe for reading but some not even then.
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Old 04-03-2017, 01:15 AM
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Another case like a new knee/hip. If you need it find a good doc and dont wait for something to happen. It will only get worse as will your overall health..

Most of those around here usually dont need glasses post surgery.yea, maybe for reading but some not even then.
Thanks, langenc. When I saw my Doctor two weeks ago, I was just wanted to get a second opinion on how bad my right eye Cataract was progressing. He told me that at the stage of my Cataract it was really not bad enough to have the surgery, but if it progresses & then affects my driving or lifestyle THEN it is time to consider the surgery. At the stage it is now I can still drive fine, it is when I target shoot, or even read, is when my eye becomes blurry and remains so a few hours afterwards. Also if I aim at a Squirrel, or other game while hunting in the woods, it is hard for me to accurately see the crosshairs on a regular duplex scope. This is why I switched to using Leupolds scopes using their Heavy Duplex, as I can see them better for accurate shooting. However this heavy duplex is not too good for hunting our Gray Squirrels as it covers-up too much Squirrel. May have to use my .410 shotgun, but I really like to use a .22 rifle for Squirrels.

They are making "Strides" & improvements in treating Cataract as in hip or knee replacement surgery. I am hoping they will come-up with some new and improved procedure soon. They already made some advances as I learned they or some Doctors are using "Dropless" Cataract Surgery, which eliminates extra use of post-opt eyedrops to prevent infections of the eye.
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Regarding hip replacements-there is a new procedure where the surgeon goes 'in from the front rather than the back', whatever that means.It does mean a much faster recovery cause not so much is cut in the process.

A local hosp has the table needed and a young surgeon that does that procedure. A few patients from quite a few miles away have taken advantage of the doc/procedure. Apparently only a couple hosps in the state, have the equip to do this, this way.
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