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    Trijicon scopes: Is there a "best" reticle color

    There are 3 reticle illumination colors offered by Trijicon, Red, Amber & Green. I have a TA31 with red chevron. It works fine, but are there any advantages to amber or green that may recommend one of those colors for a future ACOG purchase?

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    I prefer the green but red is a bad choice either. my reason is the green seems to pop out more and catch my eye faster.

    Stay away from the amber, it is very difficult to see against light color backgrounds on bright days

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    Green is the way to go in my opinion as well. I have the TA31RCO with the green chevron. The green chevron really pops in all conditions. I thought I might have issues seeing it against foliage but this was not the case at all. Unless you're looking at a neon tree of course. Ha!
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    I have the green crosshair reticle in my TA11J-308G and like it. Green was recommended by a knowlegable friend; and the Trijicon rep at the NRA Conv. also said green was very popular and said it was easier for the eye over a wider light spectrum (something like this). It is a very bright lime green , like a traffic light, and contrasts well against green backgrounds. My second choice would have been red, as I have used the red chevron on a friends AR and it looked good as well.

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    I have tried and own all 3 colors. My view is red is easiest to see in urban & suburban areas, green works great in the woods & mountains & shadows - easier to pick up against such backgrounds, and amber works best at night since the tritium does not glow as bright and wipe out your dark-adapted vision. Of the three I like the green the best; it is the best compromise of color spectrum acuity if you only have one choice, to my eyes.
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    Ive owned the red and green and tried the amber. I say red.

    Amber is too light, especially in the sunlight. At least for me. Green is good but not against green backgrounds, even if it is lime green.

    Red is faster to pick up quickly for me. How much red is in nature? How much green is in nature?

    I remember reading somewhere that the human eye picks up red faster than say yellow green or blue. Im not 100% positive you can google fu it
    or ask an eye Dr.

    Im sure all the "operators" over at ar15.com can help you. They probably
    have lots of pages comparing them.

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    I went with red because it's fast and easy to pick up. Green is better at night because your eyes pick it up better.
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    I lean towards neon pink.

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    I would say green, mainly because the human eye is the most sensative to green light, this is why night vision devices are green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtStrykerUSMC43
    I lean towards neon pink.
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