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Old 12-01-2007, 08:38 PM
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Default ml scopes, fact or fiction

I have been shooting a ml for years with a old red dot sight, no problems. Recently our state started allowing magnification to used on a ml. So I mounted ancheap ( yes cheap, it was lying around the house so I used it) Tasco scope on my Knight 45 cal. It held up for about four shots then gave up. I have never had much faith in Tasco or many of the Bushnells.
Now to my question. Is there any difference between a regular scope and a shotgun/muzzleloader scope, or is this just sales tactics? Is the recoil different or more intense on a ml?I shoot a Nikon Prostaff on my Tikka T3 270 WSM with no problems and was considering a Nikon on my Knight as well. They seem to be a decent scope for the money, certainly not a Zeiss, but decent.
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:03 PM
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Default RE: ml scopes, fact or fiction

Shotgun/ML scopes tend to have a longer eye relief and shorter parallax free settingthan most rifle scopes. Personally I have always used rifle scopes on all my ML's and no problems.

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Old 12-19-2007, 02:39 PM
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I agree with Skeeter, ML scopes have been traditionally sold with a low magnification and a 50-75 yard parallax setting where a typical rifle scope is parallax adjusted to 100yds. Other than that, they are built the same. I don't think parallax really even comes into play unless you are using a scope above 6x.
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