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Old 11-21-2006, 09:56 AM   #1
 
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Default How many use open sights vs scope

How many of you guys use open sights vs a scope if you use a scope what kind and what power?
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:58 AM   #2
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:36 AM   #3
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During regular rifle season on my ML's I use a 3x9x40 -> most often a Bushnell Elite 3200 with the rain guard lens - no need for scope cover most of the time... during ML season open fiber optic sights - Idaho - no scopes for ML season....
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:45 AM   #4
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Depends on the rifle I am using and where I will be hunting. I have 3-9x40 for open field and everything else, 1.5-4.5x32 for woods plus anything I might encounter, but my favorite is getting to be my 2-7x32mm it just seems like the perfect power all around scope for a muzzleloader.

I also hunt with open sights since scopes are not allowed in the muzzleloader season here in Wisconsin.
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:47 AM   #5
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1.5-4.5x32 Bushnell Trophy w/circle recticle
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:42 PM   #6
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im still an iron site guy but i dont shoot more than 70 yards in the woods i hunt. i may fire up my omega next year and put one of those scope thingies on it. my brothers sport a bushnell trophy banner with circle x reticle and its a great shooter.
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:45 PM   #7
 
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I only use open sights. cant use a scope during Ml'er season.
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Old 11-21-2006, 05:08 PM   #8
 
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I use scopes only. 2-7 and 3-9 are my preference although I do have one 2X on a pistol.
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:35 PM   #9
 
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I don't use a scope and probably never will. For one thing it's illegal to use one in ML season here and I just prefer the challenge. I'll only shoot 100 yards.
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:43 PM   #10
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Open sight with my kodiak 50cal. I would like to put a scope on but I can only use it during the firearm season and have to take it off during muzzleloader season. Too much hassle, so I don't bother putting a scope on.
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