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Looking for a Reliable Scope

Old 11-24-2009, 06:04 AM
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Default Looking for a Reliable Scope

Just wanting to see if anyone can give me any ideas on what scope i should get for my Muzzle-loader. Ill be hunting open woods most of the time.

I've looked around but just haven't felt comfortable with any yet.
Looking for something that's not pricey but something that will last.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:54 AM
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What's your price range?
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:33 PM
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Anywhere under 150$...That's cheap for a scope i know.
But I don't want to spend to much on this.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:33 PM
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Nikon Prostaff, Bushnell Banner or Trophy, not much in your price range. Check out the bargain cave at Cabelas or the clearance section at Midway.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:04 AM
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This is from learned experience. Purchase a scope made for a shotgun or muzzleloader. I went thru a couple of scopes on my T/C Black Diamond. They last a short time then wont hold a zero. The gun was shooting great groups then shots were all over the paper. I did all the checks and cleaning, no joy. Changed scopes and right back to shooting great groups. This happened twice; I would go with a T/C scope or a Nikon.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:11 PM
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I have a Leupold VX-I on my T/C Omega. I have less than $100 in this scope....deals can be had if you keep your eyes open.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:55 PM
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I would recommend a scope chief from bushnell I have one on my muzzleloader and it is an awesome scope.
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:41 PM
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The best bang for the dollar in scopes is a fixed power scope like a Nikon Monarch fixed power scope. They are brighter and sharper than variable scopes costing 2X the money.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:50 AM
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Spend the extra money and buy a Leupold....it is worth it.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:29 PM
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Look at Vortex. I hear the optic quality compares to Leupold and the warrenty cannot be beat. If there are issues maybe this will get someone to post about them. Everyone i have read whoa has had problems (where they were broken/dropped etc) got replacement. It is not one of those manufacturer defect warrenties that nobody backs up. It will be my next scope
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