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Old 11-02-2014, 09:24 AM
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Default Black powder scope!!

Looking for a good scope for my Black powder rifle. looking for something under $200 bucks. Shots are generally 100 yards and closer. Long shots of 150 yards.
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:54 AM
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I like the Bushnell Trophy XLT 250 DOA. Good glass, 5" of eye relief, and BDC reticle which will be good for your 150yd shot. It also comes with Butler Creek lens covers.

Well within your price range.
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:11 AM
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X2 on what Pete said about the Bushnell 250 DOA.

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Old 11-02-2014, 11:57 AM
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I personally would get a Nikon Pro Staff 2-7x32mm. Its a Nikon for one thing. So the warranty is excellent. The glass is very good. They are easy to adjust. And don't let the 32mm throw you off. They gather light excellent, and the 2x makes a great walking around power, the 5-7x are good for sitting and long distances.

When I went looking for a scope for my White I went to a gunsmith/gun shop owner. I told him money was not the issue but I wanted a tough, high quality, never fail type scope for under $250.00. He kind of laughed and said.... I could sell you an expensive scope but .... he then handed me a Nikon Pro Staff in 2-7x32mm. He explained its excellent clarity, easy to focus, easy to adjust, and tough as nails. He then said... I never get one of them back for a trade in. Everyone that gets them holds on to them.

Well he mounted that for me and was he ever right. In my opinion and I have Leupold, Bushnell, and even better model Nikons... the Pro Staff for the money, around $139.00 new is just hard to beat. I have them on three rifles. I do like my Nikon Omega, my Bushnell Elite, and an old Leupold I have on a center fire. Also I have some cheap scopes that are amazing for the little the costed.
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Old 11-02-2014, 01:03 PM
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I don't even have an idea of how many scopes I have had, and after some fail on a muzzleloader from the different type of recoil they have and some were discarded for other reasons I ended up with Nikons on all my muzzleloaders I have a 2X7 32mm[Omega] two Omega 3X9 [Endeavor and Triumph and one Home assembled encore] 4.5 X 14 on my long range 45. If I knew in the past years what experience taught me it would have saved me a bunch of money.
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:00 PM
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Don't mention Omega to my friend. He's had two of them fail on him.

You just never know with scopes. I'm sure even Swarovski's fail.
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:08 PM
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None of my six $40 Simmons 4X ProDiamonds have failed yet. The one on my little X7 has seen well over 1,000 shots. The one on the .45 GM/TC Renegade has seen something like 800 shots.

(When I clean the Sinful Sisters, I pull the barrel from the stock and dunk the breech end in a bucket of water - scope and all - to pump the bore.)

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Old 11-02-2014, 02:19 PM
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I think as long as you avoid the low line scopes (ie: less than $100), you are usually fine. Lots of good choices and many options in your price range.
If you go mid line or above, you'll have a better scope and it should last. If you hunt around you can find some nice deals on clearance models. Some places blow out the old models for half price or less when putting out a new line.
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:23 PM
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within your price range.....Bushnell Trophy XLT 3-9x40


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Old 11-02-2014, 04:53 PM
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I have a Bushnell Banner Dusk till Dawn 3x9x40 on my cva muzzleloader and love it!
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