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Old 08-26-2009, 11:01 AM
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I am looking for any help or advise on where to find a a good cheap scope for my muzzleloader. thanks in advanced for all the help.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:52 PM
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I read a post by somebody the other day that had a Cabela's Powderhorn muzzleloader he really liked. 3x9x40 with built in drop. At $99.99 it might fit your bill. I'm considering getting a couple. Another plus is that Cabela's is 100% customer service.
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:14 AM
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For a muzzleloader, I'd look at a low-power, fixed magnification scope, like a 2.5x or a 4x.

Muzzleloaders generally aren't long range shooters, so higher magnification won't be worth all that much to you. They do kick, however, and the stronger internals of a fixed scope would serve you well.

You can spend < $20 on a fixed scope, or you can spend over $1,000. If you give us a budget, we can give you some more specific recommendations.

Good Luck!

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Old 08-27-2009, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by littlehillbill View Post
I am looking for any help or advise on where to find a a good cheap scope for my muzzleloader. thanks in advanced for all the help.

A few years ago I was in the same boat you are in. I did not want to put a lot of money into a scope for my muzzleloader. However, my concern was that muzzleloading season coincides with the rut where I hunt. So I was torn, do I go cheap or do I go in another direction. I wound up picking up a used Leupold from ebay for a very respectable price.

You might also want to check out SWFA's sample list for their demo models and refurbs. I have purchased binoculars from cameraland new york and was very pleased with their prices and customer service. They run specials and also carry some demos and refurbs as well.
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:52 AM
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a bushnell 1.75x4 trophy gets my vote.big field of view on low power and they hold up to hard hunting and hot loads.i own three of them on various M/L so i guess i'm biased....karl
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:43 AM
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I still like a 3 X 9 for a muzzleloader, some don't see a use for that high a power scope for a ML but I like to be able to get a good look at a deer before I make my decision to shoot. Sometimes you get a chance to see that deer before he enters range so I like to have that extra power just to know what I am dealing with ahead of time. I have taken deer a little over 200 yards with a 150 gr. load so I am of the opinion the extra power is justified. If you are looking for a good deal on scopes look up Natchez Shooters Supply online they have GREAT deals on scopes. www.natchezss.com
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:21 AM
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Nikon Prostaff 2x7 gets my vote...sturdy, decent glass and won't break the bank.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:30 PM
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thanks for all the help.
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:38 PM
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I would go with a Nikon Omega. I have one on my Endeavor and I absolutely love it!
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:19 PM
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X2 on the Nikon Omega. Ample eye relief.
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