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Crossbow Scopes

Old 07-13-2005, 10:56 AM
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Default Crossbow Scopes

My handicapped son is going to try bowhunting this year with a crossbow and he wants to put a scope on it. I have seen crossbow scopes everywhere but I was wondering if anyone out in this forum has used just a regular rifle scope on one. I have several good scopes just laying around collecting dust and would rather put one of these on the bowrather than put out the bucks for a specialty scope if a regular scope would work. His crossbow is a Horton Yukon SL, 150 draw weight.
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:08 PM
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Default RE: Crossbow Scopes

the problem putting on a regular scope is that you can't sight it in for 10, 20, 30 and so yards but the crossbow scopes have 3-5 different elevationcrosshairs for different ranges
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:40 PM
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THAT DEPENDS ON HOW FAR HE IS GOING TO SHOOT? 30 YARDS MAX? IF SO JUST SIGHT IT IN AT 25 YARDS HE WILL DO FINE.
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Old 08-04-2005, 12:22 AM
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A regular scope will work just fine.

Sight in to hit dead on at 25 yards and you will remain in the kill zone to 35 yards. Give or take a little.
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:00 AM
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Paralax might be a problem if it's a higher than 4x magnification or variable . I bought a crossbow specific scope for mine , but a 2x-4x rifle scope should do well too .
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