Jump to content
Brian Enos's Forums... Maku mozo!
Sign in to follow this  
erwos

C-More C3 illumination issues?

Recommended Posts

I bought a C-More C3. It's from the latest batch. It seems like a pretty great scope in my examination of it thus far, especially the reticle. Will be taking it out on Sunday for some range time to form better opinions.

 

However, the illumination seems... weird? Two issues:

1. There is a LOT of illumination reflection in the tube and bleed out the front. More than I've seen on any other quality scope lately. It's not a big deal when you're using it and not overdriving it for the environmental light conditions, but it was surprising. Anyone else noticed this?

2. The only useful illumination settings are 6 to 11. 5 and below are basically impossible to see even in near total darkness. Again, is this normal? Max brightness isn't bad, it's like my Razor on 8 or 9.

 

I changed the battery, so that's not the issue - these issues persist even with the new battery. Neither is a deal-breaker for competition use, but I'm reviewing the scope and don't want to ding it on these issues if they're just QC issues on my particular example. I emailed C-More, but I was curious if anyone here had seen the same things. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just went and compared my C3 to my PST G2. Your observations appear correct. I'd previously noticed the red reflection in the tube while indoors after sundown but its never been visible outdoors or at any brightness setting I'd actually use in lower light conditions. I've never looked into the front of the scope either but you're correct about that as well. My understanding of Vortex Razors and PST's is that the dot is unique in that the illumination is focused on the center of the reticle rather than just blasting the whole inside of the tube like most scopes. If that is true it would explain why they have less tube reflection than other optics.

 

Regarding your observation #2, the majority of scopes I've looked through seem that way. Like there are 5 off settings with an off position in between them, and then it starts lighting up.

Edited by TonytheTiger

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! Still pretty impressed with the scope. If there weren't so many used Razors at the $900-$1000 level these days, I think the C3 would be much more popular.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...