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Old 03-04-2017, 04:36 PM
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While there is no doubt it may have been discussed before and most likely more times than once. But, I have a CVA Wolf inline that I was using this past fall after our rifle season had ended. I had sighted it in just prior to our hunting season. Well on the first Friday of our season I had a chance to try it out on a huge buck up here. Wouldn't you know it I missed.. Not once but 3 frigging times.. ( bow my head down ) I went back to the camp all discouraged at myself and decided to try it out on a target there. I used an old sheet of plywood to put the target on.. The damn thing shot around 2 feet to the right and 2 feet high.. It was shooting dead on just prior to the season.. So I kept trying to sight it in but to no avail. So I am in need of a new scope for it. What are some of the low end scopes that will take the recoil off from this rifle? I am open to most any ideas as I want to cure this problem..
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:08 PM
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By low end that is a loaded question. I have a number of rifles with a simple Simmons Pro Diamond 4x32mm. The scope cost under $30.00. In fact on Knight LK 93 rifle of mine sports a Simmons Pro Sport that is a 2.5x20mm and that was $19.95. Now granted they are not top of the line scopes. But they are tough as nails. I would hate to think how many rounds I have put under them and they never lost true zero yet.

But a good low end scope you can not go wrong with is a Nikon Pro Staff (for muzzle loaders) in a 2-7x32mm. Excellent clarity, easy to move powers, very functional, and they don't come better made IMO.

I have a Nikon Pro Staff on a White Rifle that I shoot 460-500 grain conical bullets out of. And it has taken all that punishment and more. Where I hunt shots are close. So if I can shoot out to 100 yards I am all set. Any of them scopes, even the Simmons will do that.
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:39 PM
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I have the Simmons Pro-Diamond 4X on four muzzloaders, one of which has well over 1,000 shots out of it with some pretty stiff loads and heavy bullets. I've yet to have a failure with them. Like Cayugad, I paid around $30 for the oldest ones and around $40 for the last one. They are now in the mid-$50 range. https://www.amazon.com/Simmons-ProHu...ons+prodiamond

I find them to be clear, sharp and bright with no fuzz or blur around the perimeter of the sight circle. As for magnification, a 4X is just dandy for hunting and quite satisfactory for target work out to 200 yards.




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Old 03-04-2017, 05:54 PM
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Another thought Phil. Before you throw that scope away double check the attachment of the mounts to the barrel. No scope will work correctly if those are loose.
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:55 PM
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I've had redfield on my my muzzle loader and also slug gun for years. They hold their zero. They aren't the brightest but they do well. I think I paid 140 for the redfield I last bought.

Not sure of the scope you gave on there now but it may have some wArranty. You never know.

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Old 03-04-2017, 06:00 PM
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I might be interested in the redfield or something in that range. I just do not want another scope that is not going to handle the be no good when you need it the most.. I am also open to what Semisane has posted..
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Old 03-05-2017, 09:47 AM
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My choice of scopes for my MLs is 1. The Leupold Ultimate Slam, 2. Nikon Prostaff and 3. A shotgun scope (I like the Bushnells with the reticle inside a circle and in the 1-4x range)
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:49 PM
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this year, on my knight I used a Nikon buck masters 4-12x40 then I put a Nikon slug hunter on it but I haven't shot it yet, I've had a Nikon prostaff on my .300 winmag and I've used that same scope on my 870 20ga shotgun. All within the 150 range I think the slug hunter was 180 and the prostaff was 150 and the buckmaster was around the 120. I would like to try a luepold out one of these days though.
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:28 AM
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The Simmons Pro-Diamond scope is a good muzzleloader scope. It's on two of my guns.


My Encore wears the excellent 4X Zeiss Conquest scope: It's no longer being made. That scope has stood up to a couple thousand rounds of heavy loads.
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Old 03-11-2017, 03:13 AM
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Thanks again everyone..
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